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Obama panics and tells Democrats ‘Sulking and moping is not an option’ ahead of midterm elections that could see Trump back on the horizon

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Top Democrats warned voters during Saturday’s election rallies that abortion access, social security and democracy are in a runoff as the nation gears up for this week’s midterm elections.

“Sulking and moping is not an option,” former President Barack Obama told Democratic voters in Pittsburgh. “On Tuesday, let’s make sure our country doesn’t get set back 50 years,” reports Fox.

Obama and President Joe Biden shared the stage later that day in Philadelphia in what marked the first time the two have campaigned together since Biden took office.

The Pennsylvania Senate race between Democratic Lt. Governor John Fetterman and Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz will be crucial in determining which party controls the upper house of Congress. Fetterman has a 45% to 42% lead in the latest FOX News poll.

Oz, who has attempted to present himself as a moderate, has gained momentum in the polls between his opponent’s recovery from a stroke and after last month’s debate. Fetterman has struggled with hearing processing issues and speaking clearly since he suffered his stroke in May.

“I’ll be the 51st vote to eliminate the filibuster, to raise the minimum wage. Please send Dr. Oz back to New Jersey,” Fetterman said, referring to Oz’s former residence, reports Fox.

Biden’s speech echoed comments he has made for weeks, highlighting legislative victories such as the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, while arguing that a Republican-led Congress would seek to eliminate access to abortion, voting rights, social security and medical care.

The same FOX News poll sees Democratic gubernatorial candidate Josh Shapiro with a sizeable 53% to 37% lead over Republican Doug Mastriano.

Former President Donald Trump also campaigned in Pennsylvania on Saturday in support of Oz and Mastriano. At the rally, the former Republican president flashed his poll numbers on the big screen and referred to Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as “Ron DeSanctimonious.” Trump and DeSantis are considered favorites for the Republican nomination in the upcoming presidential primaries.

Trump also pushed false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him and warned of voter fraud in Tuesday’s election. He also hinted at a run for the White House in 2024.

“Everybody, I promise you, in the very next — very, very, very short period of time, you’re going to be happy,” Trump said. “But first we have to win a historic victory for Republicans on November 8,” reports Fox.

In New York City, where Democratic incumbent Gov. Kathy Hochul is facing Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin in what has become a tight race for government, former President Bill Clinton paused to make the move to governor.

Despite the dark blue makeup of New York voters, Hochul’s job is on the line due in large part to concerns about rising crime in the state. But Clinton said the Republicans’ focus on crime is politically motivated.

“But what are the Republicans really saying? ‘I want you to be scared, and I want you to be mad. And the last thing I want you to do is think,” he said, reports Fox.

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