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In Addition to Rallies in Select States, Barack Obama Also Cut 50 GOTV Robocalls and Radio Ads in African-American Markets in 19 States

“I miss Obama” is an oft-repeated sentiment from Americans since President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January of 2017.

But no longer occupying the White House hasn’t stopped former President Barack Obama from using his influence and experience to help better the United States of America in some of the country’s most trying times.

While Obama’s public appearances and speeches ahead of the 2018 midterms were well-publicized and lit in many Americans a wistful flame of pre-2016 nostalgia, the 44th President of the United States still wasn’t done. As it turns out, Obama accelerated his work for Democratic politicians in the final days before election day, recording over 50 robocalls, radio spots, and digital media, including for Florida governor hopeful Andrew Gillum.

The former president recorded ads intended to play across several African American radio shows in an effort to get out the vote.

The selflessness and focus from the 44th president had people on Twitter cheering.

And, as expected, his actions only made the people miss him more.

For some, it brought a sense of relief.

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Evan Brechtel

Evan is a writer and editor based in New York. In addition to his work with Second Nexus, he freelances for a variety of sites addressing topics of queer culture and history. You can find his other work at www.evanbrechtel.net. Twitter: @EvanBrechtel