WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama and the woman who wants to succeed him are making their first campaign appearance together next week.
Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton, who was his secretary of state, are campaigning together Tuesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. That’s a swing state that Obama won in 2008 but lost in 2012. Democrats dearly want to take North Carolina in the November election, when Clinton is likely to run against Republican Donald Trump.
North Carolina is home to 15 electoral votes. A candidate needs 270 to win the presidency.
Clinton’s campaign said in a statement Tuesday that she and Obama will discuss their vision “for an American that is stronger together.”