Crowds gather to see Obama before midterm election

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When in downtown Detroit, you’d expect the Little Caesars Arena to be full of life.

Instead, the huge crowd packed into Cass Technical High School just down the road.

“We’re really excited so glad he came for this,” event go-er, Bridgette Huff, said. 

In the cold and in the rain, people waited.

“This is the first time I am able to get out and see him,” rally attendee, Donna Penick, said. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that she will never forget. 

The star of this show was President Barack Obama, who landed in Michigan to support its Democratic candidates like the Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Gretchen Whitmer and U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow. 

“We’re not gonna fix everything because of one election but, here’s what will happen, if you vote, things will get better,” President Obama said. “The consequences of sitting on the sidelines of this election are dangerous and profound.” 

President Obama’s message at the rally was ‘don’t boo, vote.’

“I feel amazing,” attendee, Suzanna Shkreli, said. “This was an important rally. We got to hear about our values. Why it’s important to get out to vote and we gotta make sure we turn out.” 

That’s exactly why President Obama held this rally. To help democrats in a mid-term election that, in their eyes, couldn’t be more important.

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