Coverage of Democratic campaign rally

Former President Barack Obama got here to Phoenix on Wednesday to rally Democrats operating for some of the state’s high workplaces. His go to got here lower than per week earlier than Election Day and as polls proceed to point out tight races throughout the poll.

A bunch of elected Democratic officers and Democratic candidates attended the occasion at Cesar Chavez High School in southwest Phoenix.

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9:15 p.m.: Obama wraps up speech at Phoenix rally

Obama wrapped up his about 55-minute speech on the packed highschool gymnasium about 9 p.m. with a easy message: “Better is worth fighting for.”

The speech was stuffed with jabs at Republicans who adhere to Trump’s election lies, but additionally served to energise voters behind Democratic candidates on the poll Nov. 8. Obama’s message, and that of candidates who spoke earlier than him, painted the election as essential to protect the proper to vote and abortion rights.

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