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Obama campaigns in California, says 2018 brings a chance to restore ‘sanity’ in politics

 

Making his first major campaign foray into the 2018 midterm elections on Saturday, former President Barack Obama urged voters to elect seven Democratic candidates in California, telling the crowd they have a chance to “restore some sanity in our politics.”

His message, delivered at the Anaheim Convention Center in a traditionally Republican county in Southern California, touched on shared values of opportunity but also had a sense of urgency.

“It’s a consequential moment in our history,” Obama told the crowd. “And the fact is that, if we don’t step up, things can get worse. Where there’s a vacuum in our democracy, when we are not participating, we’re not paying attention, when we’re not stepping up — other voices fill the void.”

“But the good news is, in two months we have a chance to restore some sanity in our politics,” Obama said. “We have the chance to flip the House of Representatives and make sure that there are real checks and balances in Washington.” Read more

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Obama campaigns in California, says 2018 brings a chance to restore ‘sanity’ in politics

Obama campaigns in California, says 2018 brings a chance to restore ‘sanity’ in politics

Obama campaigns in California, says 2018 brings a chance to restore ‘sanity’ in politics

Obama campaigns in California, says 2018 brings a chance to restore ‘sanity’ in politics

Obama campaigns in California, says 2018 brings a chance to restore ‘sanity’ in politics

Obama campaigns in California, says 2018 brings a chance to restore ‘sanity’ in politics

Obama campaigns in California, says 2018 brings a chance to restore ‘sanity’ in politics

Obama campaigns in California, says 2018 brings a chance to restore ‘sanity’ in politics

Obama campaigns in California, says 2018 brings a chance to restore ‘sanity’ in politics