Obama Starts Five State Campaign Tour

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

President Obama kicks off a four-day campaign swing through the West Wednesday morning.

The five-state, four-day tour is Obama's longest of the 2010 campaign season. He'll visit Washington State, California and Nevada, stumping and raising money for Democratic Senators Patty Murray, Barbara Boxer and Harry Reid. He's also planning on campaigning for gubernatorial candidates in California and Oregon, as well as visiting the Midwest to assist the Democratic governor candidate in Minnesota.

Obama has campaigned several times for the senators in the past, but is making an extra push before election day. Poll numbers are showing a tight race in the Senate, and Obama is trying to keep a Senate majority.

With Obama's approval ratings down, some Democrats don't want his help.

"There are a lot of places where Obama is not an asset," John Harris, Editor-In-Chief of "Politico" said. "Democrats who are in trouble do not welcome him into their districts or into their states.

The major fight is over swing voters. Polls show that 50 percent of Independents who supported the president two years ago are either planning to vote Republican or still aren't sure.

Obama begins his tour Wednesday, and returns to Washington D.C. Saturday night.


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  • by Charlie Location: C/S on Oct 20, 2010 at 08:59 AM
    Nath, you're right! Keep him busy on the campaign trail and I HOPE he can't come up with more socialistic ideas for us! (pardon my pun)
  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2010 at 08:41 AM
    He was probably never expected to run for a second term. Just do some significant damage to US sovereignty and pass the next steps on to another globalist.
  • by falconco Location: falcon on Oct 20, 2010 at 08:35 AM
    Obama seems to be in desperation mode now, and flip-flopping. Last week he was bashing the Chamber of Commerce, now he's praising it. Then he thinks we're too scared to make the right choices.
  • by barny Location: cs on Oct 20, 2010 at 07:47 AM
    This is why America needs a politician in office, not a community agitator with no real world experience in life. Calling the voters scared and stupid was not wise of him, because if it wasn't for fear and stupidity he would not have been elected. This floating turd will be flushed in 2012.
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Oct 20, 2010 at 07:44 AM
    Charlie, I'm kinda glad he's not in Washington screwing things up. I just HOPE (get the pun?) he's not traveling around on my dime promoting his freinds and their radical agenda.
  • by Charlie Location: C/S on Oct 20, 2010 at 07:32 AM
    When is he going to stay in Washington and do the job he was elected for? Seems to me he's been "campaigning" for the larger portion of the last two years.
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