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Sources: top Democrats want an aggressive Obama on the trail

Pat McMahon Contributor

Democratic congressional leaders used a White House strategy session Thursday to push President Barack Obama to be more aggressive in helping them campaign in the final weeks before November’s elections, multiple senior Democratic sources familiar with the meeting tell CNN.

According to the sources, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the president that congressional Democrats want to see more of the kind of campaign rally and rhetoric he displayed this week in Wisconsin. They said they especially want him to continue to make the case – and the contrast with Republicans – on jobs and the economy.

The president said he would, and signaled that there are other campaign events in the works beyond the handful that have already been announced, according to the sources.

“Members wanted to hear directly from the president,” one of the sources tells CNN.

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