Obama takes stage to chants of 'four more years' at NJ campaign event

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden: A good coach knows when to change up the team The Memo: Biden looks for way to win back deflated Black voters 6 in 10 say they would back someone other than Biden in 2024: Fox News poll MORE joked with the crowd Thursday during his first appearance back on the campaign trail since leaving the White House, brushing aside chants of "four more years."
 
"I will refer you to both the Constitution, as well as to Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaJill Biden adds to communications team in lead-up to midterm elections Michelle Obama: 'Treat fear as a challenge' Barack Obama wishes a happy 58th birthday to 'best friend' Michelle MORE, to explain why that will not happen," Obama said as he rallied in Newark for Phil Murphy, the Democratic nominee for governor of New Jersey.
 
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Obama appeared Thursday afternoon in his first stump speech since leaving office in January in the hopes of boosting Murphy, his former ambassador to Germany.
 
Murphy is running against Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R) in November's gubernatorial election to replace a term-limited Gov. Chris Christie (R).
 
Polling regularly shows Murphy with a steady lead over Guadagno ahead of next month's election.