Obama Stumps For Dem Clouded By Sickening Allegation
The former president intends to rally support for congressional hopefuls in California – including Gil Cisneros, who stands accused of sexual misconduct.
Per Fox News:
In addition to Cisneros in the 39th District, Obama is scheduled to campaign for Josh Harder in the 10th, T.J. Cox in the 21st, Katie Hill in the 25th, Katie Porter in the 45th, Harley Rouda in the 48th and Mike Levin in the 49th, Roll Call reported.
The seven Democratic congressional hopefuls are running in districts currently occupied by Republicans, though the state voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Former first lady Michelle Obama, meanwhile, will be pushing for voter registration this month as the 2018 midterm elections approach.
Yet Obama’s backing of Cisneros, who’s running against Republican Young Kim, raises concerns in the light of the #MeToo era. The former president initially snubbed Cisneros and didn’t endorse him, for reasons that remain unclear, though likely are related to the allegations against the candidate.
Liberal activist Melissa Fazli accused Cisneros of repeatedly harassing and unsuccessfully propositioning her during the California Democratic Party Convention.