Democrats turn to Obama to ‘energize’ midterm votes in Philly rally

September 20, 2018

Former President Barack Obama is headlining a Democratic rally in Philadelphia on Friday. Here, he shakes hands with members of the audience after a campaign even in Cleveland Sept. 13.

By Staff

Dwight Evans calls his field director to the phone — there’s a telling statistic he wants.

In the neighborhoods that make up his congressional district, which includes North Philadelphia, voter turnout in the 2014 midterm election was 40 percent. Two years later, in a presidential election, it bloomed to 73.5.

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