Former President Barack Obama reportedly is poised to hit the campaign trail for Joe Biden, his former vice president, as the 2020 presidential race enters its crucial final stretch.
“President Obama plans to hit the trail soon, in addition to all the other activities he’s undertaken all year in support of electing VP Biden – as he’s said, we all have to do everything we can to win on November 3,” an aide to Obama told ABC News.
Obama spoke at the Democratic National Convention and ripped President Trump for his handling of the coronavirus but has yet to stump for Biden in any of the battleground states as the campaign keeps a small footprint because of the pandemic.
“He’s doing enough for our campaign,” Biden told reporters on Tuesday, according to Fox News. “He’ll be out on the trail and he’s doing well.”
The Democratic National Committee released state-specific videos in 24 states on Tuesday, in which Obama encourages voters to learn about their voting options, The Hill reported.
“So much is at stake in this election, from getting the pandemic under control, to building a fairer economy, to taking on climate change, to protecting our health care. You can change our direction on every issue. That’s the power of your vote,” he said.
More videos are expected to be released soon.
Obama’s final schedule hasn’t been released but CNN reported he is expected to hit the trail next week and will visit states where early voting is underway.