Obama to Barnstorm Swing States Before Elections

Posted September 9, 2010 at 4:01pm

President Barack Obama is kicking off a series of major rallies in four battleground states in an effort to drum up his base in advance of the November elections.

Obama will reach out to “young people and the change that matters to them” at a rally in Madison, Wis., on Sept. 28. Beyond that, he is lining up rallies in Philadelphia on Oct. 10, in Ohio on Oct. 17 and in Las Vegas on Oct. 22.

Obama will also hold a “tele-town hall” on Oct. 12 aimed at motivating supporters from his 2008 presidential bid to commit to voting in the midterm elections. Voters can participate online or by phone.

Other top Democrats, including Vice President Joseph Biden and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine, will headline concurrent events.

News of the scheduled events comes on the heels of Obama’s decision to transfer $4.5 million from his campaign account to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the DNC.