Barack Obama Coming to Philly to Stump for Democrats Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Bob Casey in Midterm Election - NBC 10 Philadelphia
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Barack Obama Coming to Philly to Stump for Democrats Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Bob Casey in Midterm Election

Former Democratic President Barack Obama's midterm campaign trail will run through Philly

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Obama on Midterms: ‘The Biggest Threat to Democracy Is Indifference’

    Former President Barack Obama returned to the political stage Friday at the University of Illinois, where he delivered a speech about the importance of voting in the upcoming midterm elections. “The biggest threat to democracy is indifference,” he said.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 7, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Former President Barack Obama's midterm campaign trail will run through Philly.

    • Obama will stump on Sept. 21 to boost the re-election campaigns of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf.

    • In the Philly area alone, Democrats are hoping to flip 4 U.S. House seats and more than a dozen state legislative seats.

    Former President Barack Obama's stops on the midterm campaign trail will run through Philadelphia.

    The state Democratic Party said Obama will headline a Sept. 21 rally in Philadelphia to boost the re-election campaigns of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, but also other down-ballot races that Democrats are contesting.

    In the Philadelphia area alone, Democrats are hoping to flip four U.S. House seats and more than a dozen state legislative seats that will be on the Nov. 6 general election ballots.

    Casey and Wolf are leading independent polls comfortably over two Republican challengers aligned with President Donald Trump.

    After the rally, Obama is headlining a fundraiser for Casey and Senate Democrats in Philadelphia. Donald Trump Jr. is headlining a state Republican Party dinner that evening.

    The rally will take place at The Dell Music Center in Fairmount Park. The ticketed public will be able to enter starting at 2:30 p.m.

    Tickets will be available on a first-come, first served basis beginning at the following Pennsylvania Democratic Party office locations:

    ALLENTOWN: 3900 Hamilton Blvd. Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18103

    AMBLER: 714 N Bethlehem Pike Suite 200, Ambler, PA 19002

    DOYLESTOWN: Scott Wallace for Congress, 80 North Main St., Doylestown, PA 18901

    EXTON: 631 Pottstown Pike Exton, PA 19341

    MT. AIRY: 6817 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19119

    PHILADELPHIA:

    Progress Plaza: 1501-17 N Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102

    44th & Chestnut: 4409 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

    READING: 434 Walnut St. Reading, PA 19601

    UPPER DARBY: 130 S State Rd, Upper Darby, PA 19082

    Tickets are required for entry and are not for sale or re-sale.