New Jersey: Barack Obama stumps for Phil Murphy in NJ governor's race
- 19 October 2017
Former President Barack Obama on Thursday rallied at the side of his former ambassador to Germany, who is running for governor in New Jersey, and called on the crowd of Democrats to reject politics of "division" and "fear" on October 19, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. Obama did not mention Republican President Donald Trump in his speech while standing next to Democratic nominee Phil Murphy, but he told the crowd at a Newark hotel that "you can send a message to the country and you will send a message to the world that we are rejecting a politics of division. We are rejecting a politics of fear." The event for Murphy marked the first time the former president stepped back into the political spotlight since leaving the White House in January.
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