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

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama: Republican Party members believe 'white males are victims' Texas warehouse where migrants housed in 'cages' closed for humane renovation North Carolina — still purple but up for grabs 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 ObamaObama: 'Hopeless' to try to sell as many books as Michelle Obama sold record-breaking 1.7 million copies of memoir in first week Media and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk 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.