Barack Obama Stumps for Andrew Gillum and Stacey Abrams
Former President Barack Obama is continuing his journey on the campaign trail this week heading to Miami on Friday to campaign for Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and Senator Bill Nelson. Obama will appear with both candidates at the Ice Palace film studios near Overtown. Hillary Clinton raised millions for Gillum last week in Miami, former VP Joe Biden also stumped for him, and former Obama HUD Secretary Julian Castro has made regular appearances on the campaign trail. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and former AG Eric Holder were in South Florida on Monday stumping with the 39-year-old Tallahassee Mayor. After POTUS44 stumps for Gillum, he’ll head to Atlanta that same day to campaign with Democrat Stacey Abrams -- as she advances her bid to become the state’s -- and the country’s -- first African American woman governor. Obama will appear at 5P at Forbes Arena at Morehouse College. Congressional candidate Lucy McBath -- one of the mothers of the movement who lost her son, Jordan Davis, to gun violence after a white man shot him for playing his music too loudly -- will also attend. Abrams is in a near tie with her Republican opponent and GA Secretary of State Brian Kemp, trailing 47% to 49%. Obama's visit coincides with allegations of voter suppression -- the Georgia NAACP filed complaints last week with state election officials alleging that some voting machines mistakenly showed votes cast for Abrams registering for Kemp. The former president’s visits also coincide with Donald Trump stumping for opposing candidates as well. More here.