Worried about Senate, Obama calls 2014 his last campaign

U.S. President Obama addresses students at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MichiganBy Jeff Mason CHICAGO (Reuters) – On a politically focused trip aimed at revving up his base and raising cash, President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged supporters to help Democrats keep control of the U.S. Senate and declared this year to be his last campaign. Buoyed by good news over his signature healthcare program, Obama touted proposals to raise the minimum wage and spur job creation that have little chance of passage in Congress during a rally with students in Michigan. Later at a fundraiser in Chicago he underscored Democratic worries about their political vulnerabilities in the Senate and House of Representatives in November congressional elections. “Even though I promised Michelle that 2012 was going to be my last campaign, actually this one’s my last campaign,” Obama, referring to his wife, told a fundraiser at the private home of longtime donors in his hometown of Chicago.

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