Obama puts spotlight on women in quest for midterm votes

U.S. President Barack Obama joins Rhode Island candidate for Governor Gina Raimondo at Gregg's Restaurant in Providence, Rhode IslandBy Steve Holland PROVIDENCE R.I. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, hoping for a strong turnout from female voters for Democratic candidates in congressional and gubernatorial elections next week, put women in the spotlight on Friday at an economic-focused event in Rhode Island. Obama has made only a handful of appearances on the campaign trail for the mid-term elections in addition to a series of fundraising swings, but his limited public stops have been aimed at shoring up support among key Democratic constituents including African Americans. …

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