Obama fights his last campaign mostly in living rooms, hotel ballrooms

Obama holds a meeting with Ebola Response Coordinator Klain (not pictured) at the White House in WashingtonBy Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama is fighting his last campaign mostly at staid Democratic fund-raising events in hotel ballrooms and the private homes of donors, a far cry from the huge crowds who turned out in droves during his White House runs and helped elect him twice. This is not where Obama wanted to be in his second term. With the president’s job approval near 40 percent, however, a public rally with Obama would be a liability for most Democrats in contested states where U.S. Senate control will be decided on Nov. 4 elections. …

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