CLEVELAND (AP) – Refusing to give Republicans the benefit of the doubt, President Barack Obama is working to saddle GOP candidates across the country with the baggage of Donald Trump and his sexually aggressive comments about women.
Obama on Friday will rally for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Cleveland. Ohio is one of just a handful of toss-up states that could swing to either Clinton or Trump on Election Day.
Campaigning for Clinton has become Obama’s central focus for the month of October. It constitutes his best chance to prevent his accomplishments of the last eight years from being reversed by a Republican successor.
As polls suggest Trump’s chances of winning the White House declining, Democrats have increasingly shifted focus to trying to win as many congressional seats as possible.
According to WJW Fox 8, the President arrived at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport aboard Air Force One Thursday night.
Obama spoke at the Ohio Democratic Party’s annual state dinner at the Greater Columbus Convention Center earlier in the evening. He was joined by Sen. Sherrod Brown and state party chairman David Pepper.
Obama criticized Republicans for staying silent while allowing Donald Trump to gain momentum.
Obama will remain in Cleveland overnight ahead of a speaking appearance Friday morning. He’s set to campaign for Hillary Clinton at a rally at Burke Lakefront Airport and advocate for early voting.