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Obama’s return: Good or bad for Democrats?

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two years out of the White House, former President Barack Obama is facing another political test.

To the delight of many Democrats, he’s stepped back into the fray that former presidents often try to avoid, campaigning for Democratic candidates ahead of the midterms and blasting the political culture of the Trump era. He attracted a large, adoring crowd this past week in Ohio and will be in Pennsylvania on Friday campaigning for Democratic Sen. Bob Casey.

But Obama’s return poses challenges for both the former president and his party. For one, Obama has struggled to turn admiration for him into votes when he’s not on the ballot. Democrats lost significant ground in the 2010 and 2014 midterms and his enthusiastic campaigning for Hillary Clinton didn’t carry her across the finish line in 2016. Perhaps more importantly, Obama’s public re-entry into politics could serve as a motivating factor for Republicans, potentially handing the GOP a gift at a time when they face an uphill battle to maintain their grip on Congress.

“This is perfect for us,” said Rep. Lou Barletta, the Republican challenging Casey for the Senate seat. “It will energize Republicans as a reminder.”

The former president will also “energize those blue-collar Democrats who worried about their jobs under Obama and went out to vote for Donald Trump,” Barletta added.

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Washington, DC (October 15, 2018)- IMPACT Magazine and Young Living Essential Oils are proud to present their Women of IMPACT Honorary Black Tie Affair Weekend on November 3-4, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, DC. The Women of IMPACT Black Tie Affair is a celebration of women of color who are making an IMPACT in their respective industries.
The Women of IMPACT Honorary Black Tie Affair will kick off with the signature luxury Business & Beauty Lounge Experience for honorees, sponsors, media, and invited guests on November 3rd. The Business & Beauty Lounge Sponsors Young Living Essential Oils and Omoyeni will be showcasing their products through activation at the lounge. November 4th, the honorees, sponsors, media, and invited guests will be privy to a dinner to celebrate the work and dedication of the honorees. “At the dinner, the honorees will receive customized tailored gifts of appreciation from sponsor Omoyeni, a jewelry line made of semi-precious stones“, says the Founder & Editor-In-Chief of IMPACT Magazine and the Women of IMPACT series, Tunisha Brown. The honorees are Chief Supply Chain Officer of Young Living Essential Oils LaurenWalker, The Breakfast Club Host Angela Yee, Founder of the Oscar Grant Foundation Wanda Johnson, Executive Producer BET/VH1 and former Editor-In-Chief of The Source Magazine Kim Osorio, Critically Acclaimed Filmmaker Stacey Muhammad, City Council candidate of Ferguson and mother of Mike Brown Lezley McSpadden, Creator of Full Figured Fashion Week Gwen DeVoe, and Owner of Fashion Spa House Cynthia Gooding.
It is such an honor and privilege to honor such an amazing array of women of color! IMPACT has taken on the task to celebrate women of color who has substance and are moving the culture forward. It is our pleasure and duty to honor these phenomenal women in a vainglorious way!” says Tunisha Brown.
The Women of IMPACT Honorary Black Tie Affair is sponsored by:
Presenting Title Sponsor – Young Living Essential Oils
Gold Sponsors – Omoyeni
Preferred Designer – P Scott Events of Trenton, New Jersey
To attend the Business & Beauty Lounge, please RSVP  here: www.beautyloungedc.eventbrite.com and for more information on IMPACT Magazine and the Women of IMPACT Series, please visit www.theimpactmagazine.com. To request media access to either event, or to request sponsorship opportunities, please email [email protected].
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IMPACT Magazine was formed by Tunisha Brown a dedicated community activist to empower, encourage, and educate its readers through the power of words. IMPACT’s purpose is to shed light on the lives of ordinary people who are accomplishing extraordinary things and making an impact in their communities. Within the past several years, Impact Magazine has honored notable women such as, Karen Civil, Aisha Hinds, Deesha Dyer, Kimberly Blackwell, Ericka Pittman, Kandi Burruss, Miss Diddy, and a plethora of industry professionals.

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