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Obama stumps for Fetterman in Pennsylvania, takes aim at election deniers

Former president Barack Obama campaigned for Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman on Nov. 5 in Pittsburgh. (Video: The Washington Post)

Former president Barack Obama pitched the candidacy of Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman during a rally Saturday in Pittsburgh, in which he also took aim at former president Donald Trump and other election deniers. The appearance was the first of two by Obama in a state with a marquee Senate race. Later Saturday, Obama and President Biden will join Pennsylvania Democrats at a rally in Philadelphia. Fetterman’s opponent, Republican Mehmet Oz, the celebrity physician, is getting help as well, with former president Donald Trump coming for a rally Saturday evening.

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