(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama and the first lady will hit the campaign trail together next weekend, the White House announced Thursday, the first time the Obama duo has been out on the campaign trail together this midterm election cycle.
During Thursday afternoon’s daily White House briefing, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs announced that on Sunday, Oct. 17, the president and the first lady will attend a fundraiser for Ohio Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland. The Ohio governor is fighting for re-election in a tight race against Republican John Kasich. Afterward, the president and the first lady will travel to Columbus, Ohio for one in a series of big rallies hosted by the Democratic National Committee.
With less than a month until the Nov. 2nd elections, the president has been out campaigning for Democratic candidates in order to minimize losses in November.
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