Former President Barack Obama plans to campaign with new ads for several Democratic candidates. Senate candidates John Fetterman (Pennsylvania) and Mandela Burns (Wisconsin), and Democratic Governors JB Pritzker (Illinois) and Tony Evers (Wisconsin).
Two new Pennsylvania ads — a digital ad and a radio ad — highlight access to abortion rights and protection of democracy as a reason for the former president to vote for Fetterman in November’s midterm elections.
“I know John will fight for the people of Pennsylvania when the fate of our democracy and women’s choices are at stake,” Obama said in a 30-second digital ad. .
In a 60-second radio ad, Obama also highlighted Fetterman’s criminal justice efforts.
“John has always cared about making our community stronger. As mayor, he worked to stop gun violence, which led to five years of zero gun deaths,” said Obama. says Mr.
“As lieutenant governor, John has chaired the pardon committee and has helped those who have been wrongly convicted.”
In a Wisconsin digital ad, Obama told viewers, “I’m proud to stand behind Mandela Burns, a man of humble roots who understands the challenges people face.”
In another video, he told viewers, “If you care about defending your voting rights, defending access to abortion, and investing in your children’s public education, get out, my friend Tony Evers. We need to vote for governor.”
Advertisements were announced by recent individual campaigns. This is the first series of ads Obama has featured in this cycle. The former president will also head to several states to campaign with Democratic candidates in the coming weeks.
These states include Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin. Two of her states (Georgia and Wisconsin) have major Senate races in which Democrats are looking to maintain or expand their Senate majority. And Michigan has a major gubernatorial race and several House elections that have gotten more competitive in recent weeks.