Clinton Unleashes Allies on Trump as Election 2016 Hits Home Stretch

Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders will campaign for Clinton.

ByJ.J. Gallagher and Liz Kreutz
September 6, 2016, 7:04 AM

— -- After spending much of August at closed-door fundraising meetings, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will put those dollars to work as her campaign will be in full swing, unleashing a deep bench of party allies to help her make the case against Donald Trump in the final two months before Election Day.

The list of surrogates hitting the trail this month includes President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, Clinton's former Democratic primary rival Bernie Sanders, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Vice President Joe Biden and celebrities like Tony Goldwyn and Don Cheadle, the campaign said Tuesday.

“Now that we are past labor day, Democratic leaders are kicking it into high gear to make the case that Hillary Clinton has the ability to do the job of Commander-in-Chief and President on day one," a spokesperson for the Clinton campaign said in a statement. "She appreciates their support."

Clinton will need all the help she can get. Recent polling conducted by ABC News/Washington Post showed that the former Senator's unpopularity rating reached a new high last month, putting her the on par with Donald Trump among registered voters.

The two candidates have nearly identical unfavorable ratings, with 59 percent of registered voters seeing Clinton unfavorably versus 60 percent for Trump. Both Clinton and Trump are the two most unpopular presidential candidates in polling dating back more than 30 years, according to the ABC News/Washington Post polls.

Going into the crucial final stretch of the campaign, Clinton will also tap her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, who will stump for her in Pennsylvania this week.

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