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Thursday, 12 October 2017 07:51

Obama making first post-presidential campaign appearance

Written by  CBS News

President Barack Obama is making his first post-presidential campaign appearance on Thursday where he is set to stump for Virginia gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam in Richmond.

Northam's campaign announced the event on Wednesday, saying in a statement that Obama would be hosting a rally with Northam Thursday night.

"At the rally, Ralph and President Obama will discuss the need for the next governor to create economic opportunity for all Virginians -- no matter who you are or where you're from," the statement added.

Obama has participated in few speaking engagements since the 2016 presidential election, often taking to Twitter to weigh in on national tragedies and political debates as of late.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, will also be lending a hand to the Northam campaign at an event on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Vice President Mike Pence will be campaigning with Northam's opponent, Ed Gillespie, on Saturday as well.

Virginia's gubernatorial election will take place on November 7th. Northam and Gillespie are running to fill the seat that Gov. Terry McAuliffe currently holds. McAuliffe, elected in 2013, is term-limited, as Virginia does not allow governors to serve two consecutive four-year terms.

CBS News' Steve Chaggaris contributed to this report.

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Note to CBS: Please stop calling him President Obama. Trump is the President. You should call Obama former President or ex-President.

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I live midway between Wash. DC and Richmond. The sewer dweller live North and North West and it is a jungle with the elitist in huge homes.
Ed Gillespie is by far the best person for governor but the lies that are pouring out about his proposed budget for healthcare, education, and infrastructure are abhorring and there is not enough money to disprove each lie.
WE are hopeful that the Republican Establishment does not torpedo him like that did to Ken Cuccinelli in 2016, It seems the GOP does not want conservative candidates.

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Wow, Obama discussing the need for economic opportunity for all? Does that mean that he's going to urge the voters to elect the Republican?

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As everyone knows the Democrats were in charge of this Country and look what they done for us, NOTHING!
We now owe over $20 Trillion dollars, so you know who to vote for.

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Come on Odummy!!! Do what you did for Hitlary!!! GIVE IT TO THE REPUBLICANS!!!!

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May GOD'S choice be elected not mans God is in control PRAY for our nation. /we need /Christian leadership or those that believe in making America safe for all our citizens; and not the ones that are out to lien their own pockets and destroy us.
Anyone Obama is not to be trusted, he is crooked and under demo-rats corruption. Pray that the VA people will vote for the honest candidate not some one for breaking the law or who is crooked. Honesty will WIN in the end. those that are evil will pay the price in the end, an all their corruption they have caused for our nation, and its people. Mr Northam must know how crooked Obama is and how he hurt us, but then again being a democrat and listening to fake news he probably has not heard truth and if he did he wouldn't know it. Praying the VA people wake up and know the danger to expect if he gets in office. Be aware of a wolf in sheep's clothing.

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That ought to shoot down Northam's chances of winning.

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God help us !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I wonder if Mr.Northam appreciates Obamas administrative people probably committed crimes (something that NOTHING is being done about ) spying and lying destroying evidence and so on. If so This guy is crooked too. I wonder how the Virginian people will vote? for lawbreakers or an honest candidate?

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Rick Hicks Written by Rick Hicks
October 12, 2017
Is Northam that desperate???

Let's pray as many people show up for him that showed for Hillary. Less would be better!!

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