Obama to campaign for Abrams in Georgia days before election

Obama to campaign for Abrams in Georgia days before election
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Former President Obama is heading to Georgia on Friday to campaign for gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and other Democrats mere days before the midterm elections. 

Georgia Democrats announced Monday that Obama will host a Get Out the Vote rally in Atlanta on Nov. 2 at the Forbes Arena at Morehouse College. The other Democratic candidates were not named in the announcement.

Obama previously endorsed Abrams, as did former President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDearborn office of Rep. Debbie Dingell vandalized Pfizer to apply for COVID-19 booster approval for 16- and 17-year-olds: report Coronavirus variant raises fresh concerns for economy MORE

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Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representative, is in a virtual tie with her Republican opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

Kemp led Abrams by 49 percent to 47 percent in a poll last week, within the polls margin of error.

Political handicapper The Cook Political Report rates the race as a “toss up.” An average of polls complied by RealClearPolitics has Kemp up by 1.5 points.

Kemp has tied himself closely to President TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE, who has endorsed the Republican.