Obama, Clinton Making First Joint Campaign Appearance

Obama and Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) – Eight years after Hillary Clinton helped unite Democrats behind Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, he’s returning the favor.

Obama and Clinton will make their first joint appearance of the 2016 campaign Tuesday in North Carolina, a state Democrats are eager to pull back into their win column in November.

The two will be in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The event starts at 3:00 p.m. at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump will hold his own event in the political battleground state a few hours later.

He’ll be holding a rally at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and is set to speak at 7:00 p.m.

The Democratic duo’s rally in Charlotte cements a new phase in their storied political relationship.

They were bitter rivals in the 2008 Democratic primary but became colleagues when Clinton joined Obama’s Cabinet as secretary of state.  Now, they’re depending on each other as Clinton seeks the White House once again and Obama wants to protect and burnish his legacy.

 

Categories: National News, News, Politics