Obama set to launch campaign blitz for Clinton


US President Barack Obama is set to launch a campaign blitz for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton next week, her campaign has announced.

The Clinton campaign said Friday that Obama would make a closing argument for his former secretary of state and Democrats in as many key battleground states as possible.

Obama will stump for Clinton in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday and then will campaign in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Wednesday. The president will continue to do so in southern Florida, including the Jacksonville area, on Thursday.

The three states comprise 62 of the electoral college votes Clinton needs to reach the 270-vote minimum to win the November 8 election.

The Clinton team has been primarily focusing on those states, where a defeat of Republican rival Donald Trump would ensure her victory in the election.

According to White House press secretary Josh Earnest, Obama has “an aggressive travel schedule for the 12 days between now and…

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