Heading into the 2018 midterm elections, former President Obama hit the stump for a few Democrats. How did that all play out? It doesn’t bode well for the ex-president’s ability to shore up the vote at any other time in the future:
Obama campaigned for the following losing candidates:
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) November 7, 2018
Talk about striking out.
Interesting side note: Obama went 0-4 in all of the Senate and Goubernatorial candidates he campaigned for. At 11:14p ET Trump has gone 7-2. With Florida, Montana, and Arizona yet to complete.
— Kevin McCullough (@KMCRadio) November 7, 2018
Obama took norm-breaking step of campaigning in midterm against his successor. Visited Indiana, Georgia, Florida in recent days. Didn't go well. Indiana and Florida flipped Senate seats from Dem to GOP. Democrat Abrams lost governor race in GA.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 7, 2018
Obama watching the Florida Governor's results after campaigning hard for Gillum: pic.twitter.com/TYhdyeANun
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 7, 2018
“If you like your Obama-endorsed candidacy, you can keep it.”
Bill Nelson (soon to be)
— Chris Wray (@chriswray3) November 7, 2018
Elections have consequences.
— Brady (@bradynichols85) November 7, 2018
— Paul Neumann (@PaulOttoNeumann) November 7, 2018
This combined with how many legislative seats the Dems lost during Obama’s presidency, the Republicans will appreciate his continued assistance.