BACK ON THE ROAD

Obama Campaigns for Two Gubernatorial Candidates

Former President Barack Obama returned to the campaign trail on Thursday to rally supporters for New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy and Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam. Before heading to Richmond, for the more hotly contested race in Virginia, Obama seemed to take a swipe at the current state of politics without naming President Trump explicitly. “What we can’t have is the same old politics of division that we have seen so many times before that dates back centuries,” Obama said in his New Jersey appearance. “We thought we put that to bed. That’s folks looking 50 years back. It’s the 21st century. Not the 19th century.”