"They will get folks riled up just to protect their power and their privilege, even when it hurts the country, even when it puts people at risk", Obama said.
The GOP U.S. Senate hopeful, who is running against Democratic incumbent Sen.
(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) President Donald Trump, Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis (R), and his wife at a Make America Great Again rally in Fort Myers, Fla., on October 31, 2018. It comes as McCaskill is running against Trump-endorsed Republican Josh Hawley in a state that the president carried by 19 points in 2016.
Rihanna is the latest celebrity who has endorsed Democratic nominee for Florida governor Andrew Gillum.
"You can only say so many times that we created 250,000 jobs last month", Trump said in Montana, in defense of his focus on immigration that some of the president's critics say amounts to fear-mongering.
A new Quinnipiac Poll also shows both of the Democrats in the widely followed races at an advantage against their Republican opponents. The poll has an error margin of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, so do with that as you will.
Other attendees said seeing Obama gave them hope. The former president has been campaigning with Democrats in key battleground states.
Republican candidates in 2018 have, quite obviously, gone in a different direction.
The race between Gillum, the Tallahassee mayor whose campaign has been struggling with controversies, and combat veteran Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) is tight, with forecasters unable to predict who is going to win.
Besides encouraging Democrats to vote, Obama also tried to bring Republicans to his side.
Twitter Inc said it had deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday's elections and wrongly appeared to be from Democrats, after the party flagged the misleading tweets to the social media company. The president subsequently was criticized for seeming to glorify violence against journalists. "Everybody voted already? No kidding". And definitely her "healthcare, Medicaid-I want to see those things protected".
Again, the audience howled, leading Trump to deadpan: "Then what the hell am I doing here tonight?"