Former US President Barack Obama will be making a return to the campaign trail next week. Obama’s first campaign motion since leaving the Oval Office will see him attend a rally for Ralph Northam, Virginia’s Democratic governor candidate. The rally will take place on October 19 in Richmond, and focus on generating economic opportunity for Virginians.
Northam announced the news to crowds at a campaign event on Wednesday, saying Obama had called him a month ago. “President Barack Obama said that ‘I want to tell you how important Virginia is to me. It means the world to me. It means our legacy, for me and Michelle. I’m going to do everything that I can to come to Virginia to campaign for you,’” Northam said, reports USA Today.
So far Obama is set to attend only one other campaign event this year, for New Jersey’s governor candidate Phil Murphy.