FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, former President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns in support of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray in Cleveland. Another political test in the coming week for Obama as the former president tries to boost Democratic candidates and party enthusiasm without also motivating President Donald Trump's supporters as the November elections near. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

Obama's return: Good or bad for Democrats?

September 17, 2018 - 12:37 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is campaigning again. While he spent most of his post-presidency outside of day-to-day politics, Obama is mapping out a final effort ahead of November's elections to help Democrats take back the House of Representatives and win seats in the Senate. Aides to Obama say he's assessing what his full schedule will be ahead of November's election, but his next campaign stop will be in Pennsylvania. Obama won that state in 2008 and again in 2012.

On that trip, the former president will campaign for Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey and other Pennsylvania Democrats, and headline a closed-door fundraiser. Republicans say they welcome Obama's return and say he could energize Republican voters.

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