The big names were on the campaign trail Sunday, two days before a midterm election with control of Congress at stake.
Americans vote Tuesday for all 435 members of the House of Representatives and 35 of 100 Senate seats, as well as for numerous state governors, local offices and ballot questions.
President Donald Trump led rallies for Republicans in Georgia and Tennessee Sunday. Trump is not up for reelection this year. But Tuesday’s vote could be regarded as a referendum on his first two years.
Campaigning for Georgia’s Republican candidate for governor, Brian Kemp, Trump said “radical Democrats want to take a giant wrecking ball to our economy and our future.”
The president told the crowd “Republicans produce jobs, Democrats produce mobs. ”
He warned Georgians that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams – who is trying to become the first black woman ever to be elected a U.S. governor – would turn the state into Venezuela.
Campaigning for Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly in Gary, Indiana, former Presided Barack Obama said it was his Democratic administration that started the economic recovery after the severe recession of 2008.
Obama said he created more jobs in his last 21 months as president than Trump has in his first 21 months.
Obama accused the Republican-controlled Congress of trying to turn back the policies and progress made under his administration. He also mocked Trump for saying he wants to help the little guy, followed by huge tax cuts for the wealthy.
Obama also campaigned Sunday in his hometown of Chicago.
Political analysts predict Democrats will win control of the House Tuesday, while Republicans will keep their narrow hold on the Senate and possibly gain as many as two seats.
But with a huge number of people taking part in early voting, some analysts give Democrats a slight chance of winning the Senate too.
Democratic control of either body could hamper Trump’s legislative agenda over the next two years. Some Democrats have even promised to open investigations of the president’s business interests and finances.