US President Barack Obama set to launch campaign blitz for Hillary Clinton

October 28, 2016 9:30 pm

speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Cheyenne High School on October 23, 2016 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by AFP)

President Barack Obama is set to launch a campaign blitz for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton next week, her campaign has announced.
The Clinton campaign said Friday that Obama would make a closing argument for his former secretary of state and Democrats in as many key battleground states as possible.
Obama will stump for Clinton in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday and then will campaign in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Wednesday. The president will continue to do so in southern Florida, including the Jacksonville area, on Thursday.
The three states comprise 62 of the Electoral College votes Clinton needs to reach the 270-vote minimum to win the November 8 election.
The Clinton team has been primarily focusing on those states, where a defeat of Republican rival Donald Trump would ensure her victory in the election.
According to White House press secretary Josh Earnest, Obama has “an aggressive travel schedule for the 12 days between now and Election Day.”
“The president feels good about the trajectory of this race,” Earnest said Thursday. “The president is just as determined to make sure that no one feels complacent, and particularly not supporters of Secretary Clinton.
“So he’s going to go out there and make an important case that the only way that Secretary Clinton loses the race is if her supporters don’t do their job and don’t go to the polls and show up for her.”

US First Lady Michelle Obama (L) embraces Clinton during a campaign rally in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on October 27, 2016.  (Photo by AFP)

Obama’s campaign could be momentous as the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Friday it was reviewing newly discovered emails that are apparently related to the investigation into Clinton’s use of private email when she served as secretary of state during Obama’s first term in office from 2009 to 2013.
“In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation,” FBI Director James Comey said in a letter to Congress on Friday.
Comey said last month that the FBI had closed the investigation after determining that no one should face criminal charges.
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