Politics

Obama Says He Needs Michelle Nunn Victory to Continue His Agenda

President continues to tie himself to Democratic candidates

Barack Obama
AP

In a radio interview with Atlanta’s V-103, President Obama said a victory for Democratic Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn is critical if he is going to continue advancing his agenda.

"I’ve got a lot of stuff left to do in these last two years. … There are some very specific things that we could do to give people some help right now," Obama said, citing issues such as increasing the minimum wage.

The only way to achieve those goals, Obama noted, was if he had a Congress "that shares that vision" and includes someone like Nunn.

"These last two years I want a Congress that does work, and the only way I can do that, even though I am not on the ballot is to make sure that our people turnout to vote. … And when we do, we win. And no place is a better example than in Georgia. Michelle Nunn will win the Senate if there’s high turnout among Democrats. And if there’s low turnout, or just ordinary turnout, then she won’t win. And if Michelle Nunn wins, that means that Democrats keep control of the Senate. And that means that we can keep on doing some good work."

The full audio of Obama's comments can be heard in the below video from V-103.

Democrats have attempted to distance themselves from President Obama, but in recent weeks Obama has made that increasingly difficult.

According to Real Clear Politics average, Nunn is ahead of her Republican challenger, David Perdue, by 0.4 points.

(h/t America Rising)