President Barack Obama will appear with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for the first time in North Carolina next Tuesday, the Clinton campaign announced Wednesday.
The president delivered his long-expected endorsement Clinton earlier this month, and Clinton’s campaign said she and Obama “will discuss building on the progress we’ve made and their vision for an America that is stronger together” during the event in Charlotte.
Obama plans to make the case to voters who may not be wholly enthusiastic about the prospect of a Clinton White House that they should come around on her, just as he has over the years.
“He can make the case as the highest profile convert to be her supporter," White House communications director Jen Psaki, told Politico.
She also said the president will talk about the importance of preventing presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump from becoming president, “But he wants to spend most of his time making the strong, optimistic case for the country under a future President Clinton, and why she presents the best case to be his successor."
Clinton and Obama were first scheduled to campaign together June 15 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, but that event was postponed due to the mass shooting in Orlando.
North Carolina’s Democratic nominee for governor, Roy Cooper, who is currently the state’s attorney general, will also appear with Clinton and Obama. The president won North Carolina, which leans Republican, in 2008, but lost it in 2012 to GOP nominee Mitt Romney.