On the campaign trail two days before the midterm elections, President Obama went to one of the few places that would take him: Philadelphia.
Campaigning in support of gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf, Obama spoke to about 5,500 attendees at a mid-sized 10,000 seat arena that had to be partitioned off with a curtain to cater to the incoming crowd; a far cry from his former days as candidate Obama, when he filled Denver’s then-named Invesco Stadium in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention before more than 70,000 attendees.
According to the White House pool report Sunday night, Obama spoke to a venue which featured “several hundred empty seats” in the upper deck as well as an empty space on the floor. Wolf, who’s expected to defeat GOP incumbent Tom Corbett on Tuesday, is yet another race Obama has featured in that is hardly competitive — unlike the many toss-up Senate races in which Obama has not campaigned in for a multitude of reasons.
— PA GOP (@PAGOP) November 2, 2014
Mostly full half-gym at Temple University, awaiting President Obama and Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf pic.twitter.com/PL7gTark6m
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) November 3, 2014