President Barack Obama adds a new item to his first-term to-do list: energize his most loyal supporters in a national get-out-the-vote campaign for the November congressional midterm elections.
That’s the message Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett delivered on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, where she predicted a robust White House campaign to encourage voters including blacks and Hispanics to get to the polls next month.
Obama has already been out trying to stir up enthusiasm among the younger voters. But that was just for starters.
“He’s going to be energizing his base. He’s going to be energizing the entire country to come out and participate in this election,” Jarrett said.
“The president may not be on the ballot. But it’s very important that everybody come out and vote and that will be his message going forward.”
Democrats hope to limit the loss of House and Senate seats in an election widely expected to yield Republican gains.