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Trump, Obama hit campaign trail ahead of midterms

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Former Presidents Trump and Obama are campaigning in key battleground states where the balance of power in the Senate could be decided. They are both appearing at events through the weekend, hoping to give their party’s candidates a push over the finish line in a multiple toss-up contest.

Trump will be in Iowa Thursday night campaigning for Sen. Chuck Grassley, R, and Gov. Kim Reynolds. Polls indicate both incumbents are in a strong position to win reelection.

Both Trump and Obama were in Arizona campaigning for their party’s candidates for governor and Senate. Incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly, D, is running a tight race against businessman Blake Masters, R, and the open governors seat is a neck and neck contest between former TV news anchor Kari Lake, R, and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, D.

Obama is encouraging Democratic voters to show up in big numbers, because there is concern they won’t have enough turnout to win. Obama is echoing President Biden, by arguing democracy is on the ballot.

“We’ve seen around the world and we’ve seen throughout history what happens when places lose democracy, or never had democracy, places where governments tell you what books you can read and which books you can’t read, countries that put dissidents in jail and reporters in jail,” Obama said during his Arizona rally. “When true democracy goes away, people get hurt. It has real life consequences. It’s not some abstract political science question. We are all affected and we take this for granted, and we can’t.”

Meanwhile, Trump is making it all about the economy.

“We are a failing nation. We are a nation that has the highest inflation in 50 years, and where the stock market finished the worst first half of the year since 1872,” Trump told supporters during a recent rally in Texas.

Next stop is Saturday in Pennsylvania, where Obama, Trump and President Biden will all make stops. They’re trying to encourage voters in an extremely close Senate race between Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, D, and Dr. Mehmet Oz, R. That contest could decide which party controls the Senate for the next two years. There is also a governors race in the state but polling indicates Attorney General Josh Shapiro, D, has a comfortable lead over State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R.

We are just five days away from the midterm elections. And both former presidents Trump and Obama are hitting the campaign trail. We’re going to show you where they’re going in a moment. But first take a look at our election integrity page on straight hour news.com. It’s got news updates, it’s got stories that both the conservative and liberal media are missing. And it’s got a voter integrity series by University of Texas Professor Darren Shaw. And finally, perhaps most important, it’s got our election results map and all of the election results on election night are going to be coming in here live. So check it out. So first, let’s start in Iowa, where former President Trump is going to be having a campaign rally tonight for Senator Chuck Grassley and Republican Governor Kim Reynolds. Polls indicate that neither one of these candidates are at risk of losing their seat, but Trump is going there anyway. Then let’s take a look at Arizona because former President Obama was there last night and Trump was there this morning. And it’s got a very important governor’s race between Republican Carrie Lake who’s a former TV news anchor, and the current Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, who’s the Democrat, but it also has a very important Senate race, where incumbent Democrat and Mark Kelly is trying to hold his seat with this challenge from businessman Blake masters. Now throughout the campaign, President Obama has made this all about democracy, and he says democracy is on the ballot. Meanwhile, former President Trump says it’s all about the economy.
We are a failing nation. We are a nation that has the highest inflation in 50 years. And where the stock market finished the worst first half of the year, since 1872.
When true democracy goes away, people get hurt. It has real life consequences. It’s not some abstract political science question. We are all affected. And we take this for granted, and we can’t.
Now on Saturday, it’s going to be a very big day in Pennsylvania because President Biden and both former presidents Trump and Obama are going to be there campaigning. Now this is the governor’s race between Democrat Josh Shapiro and Republican Doug Mastriano. But polls indicate this race is not really close. And Josh Shapiro is going to come out the victor here. But the Senate race is neck and neck and it could go either way between lieutenant governor Governor John Fetterman, who’s the Democrat and Dr. Mehmet Oz who is challenging him as the Republican. This race could very well decide the balance of power in the United States Senate. So it is very important for all Republicans and Democrats to pour as much of their resources into it as they possibly can. Like we said, for all the election night coverage you need, head on to straight arrow news.com

Former Presidents Trump and Obama are campaigning in key battleground states where the balance of power in the Senate could be decided. They are both appearing at events through the weekend, hoping to give their party’s candidates a push over the finish line in a multiple toss-up contest.

Trump will be in Iowa Thursday night campaigning for Sen. Chuck Grassley, R, and Gov. Kim Reynolds. Polls indicate both incumbents are in a strong position to win reelection.

Both Trump and Obama were in Arizona campaigning for their party’s candidates for governor and Senate. Incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly, D, is running a tight race against businessman Blake Masters, R, and the open governors seat is a neck and neck contest between former TV news anchor Kari Lake, R, and Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, D.

Obama is encouraging Democratic voters to show up in big numbers, because there is concern they won’t have enough turnout to win. Obama is echoing President Biden, by arguing democracy is on the ballot.

“We’ve seen around the world and we’ve seen throughout history what happens when places lose democracy, or never had democracy, places where governments tell you what books you can read and which books you can’t read, countries that put dissidents in jail and reporters in jail,” Obama said during his Arizona rally. “When true democracy goes away, people get hurt. It has real life consequences. It’s not some abstract political science question. We are all affected and we take this for granted, and we can’t.”

Meanwhile, Trump is making it all about the economy.

“We are a failing nation. We are a nation that has the highest inflation in 50 years, and where the stock market finished the worst first half of the year since 1872,” Trump told supporters during a recent rally in Texas.

Next stop is Saturday in Pennsylvania, where Obama, Trump and President Biden will all make stops. They’re trying to encourage voters in an extremely close Senate race between Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, D, and Dr. Mehmet Oz, R. That contest could decide which party controls the Senate for the next two years. There is also a governors race in the state but polling indicates Attorney General Josh Shapiro, D, has a comfortable lead over State Sen. Doug Mastriano, R.

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