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Published On: Mon, Oct 20th, 2014

President Obama in Maryland: Crowd walks out during speech

In a bizarre turn of events, crowds of people left during President Obama’s speech in Upper Marlboro, Md, a predominantly Black area in support of a candidate for lieutenant governor. A tweet from the event called the scene “weird” as people snapped photos and bailed.

Obama has not been regularly campaigning for other Democrats and the Reuters article reveals a possible shift in the President’s popularity.

president-obama-steven-spielbergs-obama-video“…early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 midterm election,” the Oct. 19 article notes.

“You’ve got to vote,” Obama repeated over and over at the rally forLieutenant Governor Anthony Brown near Washington. There may be concern since Democrats have a history of not turning up to vote in midterm elections.

“There are no excuses. The future is up to us,” Obama said.

“A steady stream of people walked out of the auditorium while he spoke, however, and a heckler interrupted his remarks,” one report said.

Brown is 11 points ahead of Republican opponent Larry Hogan, according to an average of polls by RealClearPolitics.

 Some called the scene “weird” as people snapped a few photos and left.

 

 

 

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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