Former President Barack Obama is heading to Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin in the final days of the 2022 campaign to give Democrats a run for governor, senator and beyond.
He first heads to Atlanta, where Stacey Abrams is running against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp on Nov. 8. She lost close to him in 2018.
As in 2020, Georgia could also decide again which party controls the Senate. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock faces a challenge from Republican Herschel Walkersoccer star makes his first bid for public office.
After campaigning in Atlanta on Oct. 28, Obama plans to make stops in Detroit and Milwaukee the next day for events to help campaign.
in Michigan, Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer is running against Tudor Dixona former commentator on a conservative Internet program endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
Michigan voters are also deciding whether to enshrine abortion rights in the state constitution.
in Wisconsin, Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes is trying to unseat Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and became the state’s first black senator.
Barnes, who is from Milwaukee, the state’s largest city and home to the largest group of African-American voters, is trying to galvanize black voters in a race that a Marquette University Law School poll last week showed Johnson leading.
Obama also hopes to provide a boost Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who is being challenged by Tim Michels, co-owner of a Trump-backed construction company. For months, Marquette polls have shown that race to be roughly tied.