tv Campaign 2018 Former President Obama Rally in Nevada CSPAN October 22, 2018 9:41pm-10:48pm EDT
beginning with new york's eight team can gust journal district -- congressional debate between john maloney and james o'donnell. followed by a debate in gaithersburg, maryland with david trone and on the hope are. maryland's six congressional district followed by the illinois 12th district debate tomorrow with mike boss and branding kelly along with the green party candidate. all of these debates are available on our website. , coverage of former president barack obama campaigning in las vegas for the democratic candidate. ofm earlier today, part c-span's campaign 2018 coverage. [applause]
>> thank you, everybody. thank you, nevada, for being here for the former president of the united states, barack obama. we are avoiding the monday blues. this room is full of energy and electricity. have all of you behind me and the entire ticket on the democratic side this election. it is energy like this that i see in this room that will make a difference as we move forward. we have 12 days of early voting left. it only matters if you show up at the poll. [applause] early voting is only two weeks away. for those of you who have not voted after you leave here and here president obama, there is oh -- early voting down the
street. get over there. there is too much at stake not to show up in this election. ,f you care about our schools if you care about health care, if you care about our future, i need you by my side. i need all of you by my side. [applause] i am ready to fight for nevada priorities. i am ready to fight for you. for our schools because we know our kids deserve better than they are getting. we need smaller class sizes. we need to give our educators a raise. [cheering] kids to havef our the opportunity to succeed. my opponent will not do that. adam once to cut funding. [booing] he wants to send your dollars to private schools.
[booing] we know people at his buddies ahead of you. we cannot allow that. and day outday in to expand access for all of our families for affordable and quality health care. [cheering] i will stand up for nevadans with pre-existing conditions that deserve insurance. [cheering] i will defend medicaid expansion. i will make sure we never rolled back a woman's right to choose. [cheering] guest who will -- won't? adam used the office of the attorney general to eliminate woman's reproductive rights across the country. he has been silent in the trump and eroded our
families access to health care. he puts his donors before our families, before you, before our children. andll stand up every day make sure nevada families and priorities always come first. we're in this together. i cannot do this alone. our ticket cannot do this alone. we need you by our side. we need you to stand up and show up. do it for our children. they are watching what we are doing. [cheering] get out there and vote. do not vote alone. take somebody with you to the polls. take your neighbors, somebody you don't know. get them to vote. tell your friends, we need every single boat. we need our voices to be heard. we have two days of early voting and we need to keep up the momentum moving forward.
i thank you for allowing me to and welcome our president, who is celebrating an anniversary. introduce our to next united states senator, jacky rosen. [cheering] jacky rosen: good afternoon, las vegas. i start every rally with a chair. -- cheer. your part is woo. follow me. ain't no party like the democratic party because the democratic party don't stop. >>woo.
barack obama: there you go. i would like to thank steve for the introduction. steve is a fighter for better schools. he is a champion for affordable health care. work with himto as our next governor from the great state of nevada. [cheering] i say to you, are you ready to both -- both? -- vote? are you ready to turn nevada lou? -- blue? we're going to do it. we have a great president with us and we will thank him for joining us. for me, it is the honor of my life to have his and the -- have his endorsement and support. [cheering]
i love you, too. a big thanks to all of our guests for being here tonight. they were fantastic. [cheering] we are facing so many important bites right now, protecting our dreamers. making college more affordable. [cheering] tackling climate change and gun control, getting big money out of politics and protecting our health care. [cheering] i tell you, nevadans deserve another senator who is committed to the fight. [cheering] fights because these are my values. i in the granddaughter of immigrants. i grew up in a working-class family. was the tables and first in my family to graduate
from college. [cheering] i -- my experiences and values have shaped my time in congress and i am proud of the work you have achieved. i have been working across the aisle to get things done. i joined a problem solvers caucus and helped pass over -- 50 pieces of legislation through the house. veterans, liker the forever g.i. bill. we love our veterans. state, iel across our hear stories from people because i ask everybody this question, what keeps you up at night? i want to tell you, over and over they tell me they are worried about health care, their children and parents and brothers and sisters and will they be able to have affordable health care? will they be able to afford prescriptions? they are worried.
we're going to talk about health care. opponents -- [booing] dean heller, i'm sure you saw me have a press conference last year with governor sandoval and he promised to oppose republican plans to dismantle the aca. [booing] he sat at a podium like this that he could not hurt hundreds of thousands of nevada's and nevadans and take away their health care. then he went back to washington and got pressured from president trump, mitch mcconnell, and his billionaire donors and what did he do? he caved. senator heller is guilty of the biggest broken promise in modern nevada history.
guilty. he flipped and he broke his promise and he voted for that repeal. if it was not bad enough, he chose to put his name on another repeal bill, the heller bill. [booing] it will cut medicaid funding and stop protection for people with pre-existing conditions. something else senator heller said he would not do. why do you think he would do it? why? i know you know the answer but i will tell you why, because he knew his party leaders and big donors would reward him for breaking his promise to you. to all of you. days after he folded on health care, mitch mcconnell super pac promised to run tens of million dollars worth of ads to get senator heller reelected.
look at what you see on tv, mitch mcconnell. [booing] senator heller says he wants to repeal and replace the affordable care act, i say it is time to repeal and replace dean heller. [cheers and applause] when we go out and vote early, we will hold senator heller accountable for everything he has been doing while he has been in washington, everything he has been doing wrong that hurts nevadans. we will hold him accountable. just a couple of facts, the fact he wrote a tax bill, giant giveaways to large corporations and ultra-wealthy ceos. the fact that his tax plan is adding nearly $2 trillion to the national debt and republicans want to try to cut social
security and medicare to pay for it. [booing] we will hold them accountable to the fact that he will not support the dream act and voted not once but twice this year against bipartisan immigration reform. [booing] we are holding him accountable, accountable to the fact that he promised to protect planned parenthood but voted not once, not twice, but 10 times to defund it. we will hold him accountable to the fact that he voted to confirm betsy devos, a threat to our public education, all around this country. [booing] we will hold him accountable to this one big fact, the fact that he has been voting with president trump 96% of the time. [booing]
seniority does not mean much if you cannot tell the president "no," does it? this weekend, senator heller told president trump everything you do turns to gold. he thinks everything has been trump does turned to gold. seriously, he said that. it does not sound like a nevada senator to me, it sounds like somebody who thinks his number one job is pleasing president trump. [booing] you know who we are? we are the battle-born state. [cheers and applause] and we need a fighter for nevada, not a lackey for president trump. i do not know about you, but i know everyone around here has had what? we have had enough. nevadans have had enough.
the future of our affordable care act, the future of the supreme court, all of it, every bit of it is on the line this election. all of you matter and all of you count, everything you are doing. no time is more important than right now. someone will ask you and come up to you, i looked at the college kids, one day far away from now when you are a grandparent, your grandkids will say, where were you when all of this was happening? you know what you will say, you stood up, you spoke out, and you fight back. -- bought back. [cheers and applause] let's -- so, with all of you, we have this incredible opportunity to flip this seat and take back
the senate, but i need your help. i will ask everybody to do something that usually people do not do from a podium, take out your cell phones and text my name rosen to 91990, that way my campaign, we can keep in touch with you, you can know where the voting locations are, where you can get people to the polls. text rosen to 91990, we need all hands on deck because early voting is happening right now and continues friday, november 2. i am not just asking you to vote, i am asking you to take your friends and neighbors with you, take everyone you know, knock on every door you can, talk to every person you see, no time is more important than right now. [cheers and applause] >> rosen! rosen! rosen! rosen!
rosen! rosen! rosen! rep. rosen: i thank you for your support and vote, but i have an unbelievable honor right now. it is the honor of my life to be standing here before you to introduce someone who needs no introduction. [cheers and applause] rep. rosen: someone who let our -- led our country with grace and dignity. i am honored to share the stage with him. we turned nevada blue twice with president barack obama. let's give him a big nevada welcome. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: hello, vegas!
your next governor, steve sisolak. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: we have your outstanding senator here. [applause] and give it up for the woman who will be joining her in the united states senate, jacky rosen. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: go ahead and take a seat, i have a lot to say. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: now, first of all, i have to say that -- i miss you, too. [cheering] barack obama: i do. first of all, look, i am not alone in saying i enjoyed coming to las vegas. other americans also enjoyed coming to vegas.
you can get anything you want. some things you should not want. a lot of things that are good for you. outstanding food. great shows. you name it. we brought some shows today. who doesn't love salt n peppa? [cheers and applause] i was backstage, fortunately, there were no cameras. i was jamming. las vegas is known for its hospitality. it is known for its spirit of fun. it is known for outstanding people.
pres. obama: it is known for sunny weather. but there is one other thing i want las vegas and all of nevada to be known for, and that is for voting. i want this to be the capital of voting. i want one thing from you, and that is for you to vote. [cheers and applause] pres. obama: this november's election are more important than any i can remember in my lifetime and that includes when i was on the ballot. that is saying something. politicians always say this is the most important election but this one is really that important. the stakes are high. the consequences of anybody here not turning out and doing everything you can to get your friends and neighbors and family to turn out, the consequences of you staying home would be profoundly dangerous to this country.
to our democracy. we have had challenging moments before. democracy has never been easy. our founders argued about everything. we waged a civil war for freedom. we overcame a great depression. we had to fight for women's rights and workers' rights and civil rights and immigrants' rights and lgbt rights. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: there have been times where we went into conservative retrenchment and we had to fight that much harder for change. the good news is the trajectory of america has been one of progress. but that progress did not happen by itself, did not happen automatically, it was made by folks like you, not by folks who sat back and let history happen,
it was made by ordinary americans who marched and mobilized and voted to make history happen. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: it was made by students. heading south for freedom rides. it was made by union workers deciding we will collectively bargain to have a better future. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: it was made by people who took risks and did not get their name up in lights but knew they were doing the right thing, if not for themselves, at least for their children. every two steps forward, sometimes we have taken a step back. you win the right to create a union, and suddenly folks come up with new ways to bust unions. you win a higher minimum wage and congress does not raise the minimum wage for a decade. you win the right to vote, they try to take away.
every time we have gotten closer to our ideals, a country that recognizes all people are created equal, we are all and out with certain unalienable rights by our creator, every time we have tried to make that real, the status quo has pushed back. the powerful, the privileged, they fight hard to keep what they got. and they like to try to divide us. they try to make you cynical, because that helps them keep power and keep their privileges. we are in one of those moments right now. we all recognize it, we did not get here overnight. the world is going through big changes, economic changes,
demographic changes, it is challenging who we are and what we stand for and how we adapt to these new circumstances. the fact is that some of these challenges are big and tough and hard, and we have not addressed all of those challenges. what happens is people get scared, and when they get scared, ec backlash -- you see backlash against progress. when i walked in the office 10 years ago, we were in the middle of the worst economic crisis of our lifetime, the last time the other party was in charge. i do think it is interesting, i hope people notice that every time there is a pattern where they run things into the ground and we have to come back and clean things up. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: nevada was hit as hard as any place. everybody here remembers, not everybody because some of you
were really young. those of you who are older than 15 remember, sort of, but because of the work we did, working with people like harry reid, who i love. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: we got the economy growing again, we started the longest streak of job creation on record, we covered another 20 million people on health insurance, we brought housing back here in nevada. we cut our deficit by more than half, partly by making sure the wealthiest americans, folks like me, pay their fair share of taxes. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: by the time i left office, wages were rising, uninsurance rates were falling, poverty was falling. that is what i handed off to the next guy.
when you hear all this talk about economic miracles, remember who started it. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: remember who started it. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: come on! [cheers and applause] mr. obama: listen, even for all we did, we did not reverse forty-year trends in only eight years. because part of what happened is republicans took over congress and decided to block everything i tried to do. everything.
even the stuff they used to support. they did not support it. now, suddenly they support it again. we pulled the economy out of crisis but you still have people who were struggling. they once felt solidly middle-class and now felt more insecure because of technology and the loss of manufacturing jobs and globalization. all of that was still going on. that was just here in the united states viewed -- united states. overseas we took out bin laden and we wound down the wars in iraq and afghanistan. we got iran to halt its nuclear program. still a lot of threats out there and that made people nervous. with all of these challenges, a lot of folks started feeling, you know what, change does not happen fast enough. people felt nobody was looking out for them.
there was all of this money being pumped into campaigns. by these big billionaire pac's who were trying to say, the democrats, they do not think like you or look like you. or believe the same things you do. we have seen that playbook before. people got cynical and republicans in power want you to feel cynical. they want you not to vote. instead of addressing the challenges that exist, a exploit some of the history we have in this country, racial and ethnic and religious divisions, and they try to get people angry. they appeal to tribe and to fear and try to put one group against another.
they tell us that order and security will be restored as long as we do not let those people take over, people who do not look like us or sound like us or pray like us. they start talking about real americans as if some of us aren't real americans. it is an old playbook. the closer we get to election day, the more we see folks resort to that. in a healthy democracy, that does not work because people of goodwill in both parties start calling out bigots and fear mongers, they work for compromise and work to get things done, practical solutions, caucus starts kicking in. when there is a vacuum in our democracy, when we do not vote, when we take our rights for granted, when we turn the other
way because politics is ugly and messy and we do not want to hear it, that is when the voices fill in the void. other voices. the demagogues start promising simple fixes to complicated problems, and they promise to fight for the little guy and turnaround and help corporations and billionaires and the most powerful do their bidding. they pledge to take on corruption and then walk away institutions the essential to our democracy. they make it harder for young people and minorities and the poor to vote. that entrenches their power further. there are states where republicans are actively purging voter rolls right now, saying that students, college students , operate under different rules and make it harder for them to vote.
look, i have to say that this kind of politics, this is not actually conservative. it is radical, a vision that says we will protect our power no matter what, even if it hurts the country. we will divide the country and make everybody angry, even though we know that will not help create jobs or put food on the table or pay the rent or make sure health care is protected. it is a vision where a few people who can afford high-priced lobbyists and unlimited campaign contributions, they set the agenda. and rather than be a check or a balance on this kind of corrupt politics, you have republicans in congress who bend over backwards to shield them from scrutiny and consequences. the current senator does not seem to be willing to stand up to this. he goes along, even when he knows it is not right.
but it is ok. he goes along. that is the moment we are in. here is the good news, nevada. right now, we have a chance to restore sanity to our politics. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: we can tip the balance of power back to you, the american people. because ultimately there is only one real check on abuses of power, only one real check on bad policy, and that is you and your vote. you. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: the great thing in nevada, you do not have to wait two weeks. you can go ahead and vote right now. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: in nevada, early voting is already underway. you can vote at any early voting
site in your community. you do not know where that is, nvdems.com and find out where you can vote. there is no reason to over complicate stuff. sometimes i think democrats do, they are analyzing stuff. just vote. if you do not think it is important to vote, look at what the republicans have done these past two years. look at what they're saying they're going to do if you send more.ack to do here is one simple fact, this is a fact. unlike some, i try to state facts. i believe in facts. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: i believe in a
fact-based reality. and a fact-based politics. i do not believe in making stuff up. i think you should say to people what is true. here was what is true. they handed out $1.5 trillion in tax cuts aimed at billionaires and corporations. it was not done for you. $1.5 trillion. they did not even pretend to pay for it. deficits shot up. when i was president and i was trying to fund childhood education or trying to fund infrastructure, they would say we cannot do that. the deficit is too high.
it is an existential crisis. then suddenly, when it comes to giving $1.5 trillion for folks already sitting pretty, do not need it, were not asking for it, suddenly, deficits are no problem. don't even try to pay for it, pretend to pay for it, except last week, the leader of the republicans in congress -- [boos] mr. obama: don't boo, vote. booing does not do anything. booing does not help, voting helps. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: voting helps. voting helps. voting helps.
do not boo, don't hashtag, all of that stuff is nice to do, vote. anyway. just now, mitch mcconnell says, suddenly now that he is past the passed the -- he has $1.5 trillion tax cut, he says these deficits are a really big problem. [laughter] mr. obama: you need to pay attention to this. to bring them down, we will have to cut programs like medicare, and medicaid, and social security. i want everybody to understand if you do not think voting matters. if you did not vote or folks you know did not vote, they win.
they give $1.5 trillion to people who do not need it, not working people, not families, to folks who are sitting pretty. they then come back and say, now that we have spent $1.5 outlion, we need to figure how to make it up by cutting programs that working families rely on. it is a pretty straightforward equation. we should not be confused about this. i do not know how much simpler it could be. if you believe that folks like me need a tax cut and folks like your grandmother needs a cut in her social security, you are right, you should sit home and not vote. if, on the other hand, you think that is a bad idea, and you say
to yourself, obama is doing pretty good, all of these corporations are doing pretty good, but grandma needs to be sure she can keep paying rent, you have to vote. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: i cannot make this any simpler. these same republicans voted to take health care away. this is a reflex with these guys , they cannot help themselves. every year, 60 something times they have tried to take it away. yeah. but look, now that it is election season, they are saying, actually, we will protect people with pre-existing conditions, even though we will cut health care. let me say something as the person who passed the law. that prevents people with pre-existing conditions from
being discriminated against. i can tell you that they had no way of protecting pre-existing conditions with anything they have proposed. they are just saying it. they are just making it up. eight years ago, harry reid and i and the democrats, we made it illegal for the first time for insurance companies to discriminate against you because you have a pre-existing condition like asthma or cancer. if you are a woman, your insurance rates were higher just because you were a woman. we said you cannot do that. that was called the affordable care act. and republicans have tried to undermine it and sabotage it and repeal it dozens of times. when all the chips were on the
table, health care was at stake , jacky rosen's opponent was in on those votes. if republicans keep congress, you better believe they are coming after health care again. and millions of people across the country who count on this will not have it. even republicans, they just do not know it. it is true. there are states where hundreds of thousands of people are really benefiting from obamacare, they just do not call it obamacare, which is fine. i didn't make up the name. i do not care what it is called, but i do care about those folks having health care. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: i know you can bet on anything in vegas. but you do not want to bet the republicans will protect your health. you do not want to bet they will
preserve the law that says you cannot discriminate against people because of a pre-existing condition. that is a a bad beat -- that is a bad bet. that will not work. that is letting the foxes into the henhouse. there is a better bet. jacky rosen is a good bet. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: jacky rosen believes that health care is not a privilege for the few but a right for everybody. you send her to the u.s. senate and she will not let republicans got -- gut projections for people with pre-existing conditions. you can count on that. gutwill not let republicans medicare to pay for tax cuts. all of the democrats will fight will fight any attempt to roll
back coverage for you and your family, which is why you have to vote. these folks have a track record. they, like other democrats, believe a growing economy should benefit everybody, not just a few at the top. instead of continuing to have republicans attack unions, we need somebody who will stand up for workers rights to organize for higher wages and stronger benefits. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: rather than side with the biggest banks and the for-profit colleges, we need people to invest in public schools and help more nevada students attend unlv and have higher education without going broke. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: we have got to convince some people who may not agree with democrats on every
issue to at least vote with these candidates on the issues they should care about. look, people of both parties and no party should be concerned with this current situation. folks should want to see a restoration of honesty and decency and lawfulness to our government. they should want to see some checks on what is happening. it is not a democratic or republican idea that we are not supposed to pressure the attorney general or the fbi to use the criminal justice system to try to punish political opponents. that is not how america works. that is how a tinpot dictatorship works, that is not supposed to be america. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: it should not be
democratic or republican to say we do not threaten freedom of the press just because they publish stories we do not like. it should not be democratic republicans who say we do not target a certain group based on what they look like or how they pray. there are fiscal conservatives who, i am assuming have to believe there is nothing fiscally responsible about trillion dollar deficits. i am assuming there are compassionate republicans who think there is nothing american about ripping immigrant children from their mothers. [boos] mr. obama: don't boo, vote. if you help us take back congress, nevada, we can make the progress that is needed. if you don't, we won't. that is the bottom line. by the way, this is not just about one person in the white house.
this is about congress and the governors and state legislative races. because power in america is not just in one person. if all it took was being president, i would've solved everything. it turns out you have congress, governors, so we have to vote everywhere, up and down the ballot. here is the thing, when you vote, good things happen. when you vote, you have the power to make sure we strengthen laws to protect women in the workplace from harassment and discrimination. we have the power to make sure they are paid equally. when you vote, you have the power to make it easier for a student to afford college, harder for a disturbed person to shoot up a classroom. when you vote, you have the power to make sure a family
keeps its health insurance. you can save somebody's life. that power is in your hands. can.s we mr. obama: yes you can. applause]and mr. obama: i want to talk about young people in particular here. for a moment. because, because, i have two young people. malia and sasha, they are the loves of my life. i have to tell them sometimes that your generation is the one that will determine the direction of america for the next 50, 60, 70 years. right now, too many young people do not vote.
in the last midterm, one out of every four young people voted. who were eligible. three out of four eligible did not bother to turn out. that makes no sense. michelle and i joke about it, for the young people, you would not let your grandmother decide what you should wear. [laughter] [cheers and applause] mr. obama: you would not allow your parents to decide what is on your playlist. if you are very protective about those choices, why wouldn't you be protective about your power to choose whether or not we do something about climate change,
which will have an impact on you? why wouldn't you choose to elect representatives who reflect our values and will do something about criminal justice reform, if that is something you care about? [cheers and applause] mr. obama: you cannot just give your power away. you have to exercise it. the good news is i am hopeful because i am starting to see out of the political darkness right now, a great awakening of citizenship around the country. i cannot tell you how encouraged i have been watching so many people getting involved for the first time. they are out there clipboards, organizing, marching, knocking on doors, and making phone calls. some of them are starting to run for office. people who have never been interested in politics say, this
time i have to get involved. we have a movement of citizens out there, including record numbers of women. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: women like jacky and kate, and you could be the first state to elect a state legislature where the majority are women. which i am pretty sure things are much better if you give women a chance. [applause] have an important ballot to vote for in nevada. automatically to registration is
on the ballot. you vote yes on five and every aigible voter who applies for nevada drivers license or id automatically gets registered to vote. when more people vote. good things happen. when more people vote, good things happen. i know people have been feeling anxious these days. people get frustrated and angry at folks come up to me and say, what are we going to do? [laughter] mr. obama: what about michelle? [cheers and applause] mr. obama: michelle, she is not running for president. but she is telling you to vote. because the antidote to
is you voting. one election will not fix everything. but it will be a start. one election will not eliminate poverty in america. but it will give more policies that help poor people a chance. one policy will not solve all racial discrimination. but if you have elected officials who care about that, things can get better.
one election is not going to solve climate change. but if you have candidates and governors who believe in solar power and wind power and the job creation that come from that and are willing to invest in clean energy, things get better. i used to have to explain this because people say we do not get everything. i say yeah but it will be , better. better is really good. better is how we make progress. you have to start it right here in this election. and every day thereafter, things keep getting better. the threat to our democracy does not come from one person in the white house or republicans in congress, or big-money lobbyists. the biggest threat to our democracy is indifference. the biggest threat to our democracy is cynicism like we will just start -- stay home
because our voice does not matter. i won states because 10 people extra in every precinct voted. i won that state because of that. [applause] mr. obama: the last election, it was probably the same number of people who could fit in a football stadium sway the entire election. do not tell me your vote does not matter. if you do not like what is going on right now, and you shouldn't, do not complain. do not get anxious. do not throw up your hands. do not boo, vote. when you vote, not just for these candidates, up and down for mayors, sheriffs, district attorneys, you have the power to make sure our voting rights are protected and our criminal justice system treats everybody equally under the law. when you vote, you protect dreamers and keep families together. and we can finally pass sensible immigration reform that secures
our border and strengthens all of us. when you vote. you have the power to make sure we strengthen laws that protect women. and give my daughters and your daughters the same chances as everybody's son's. when you vote, you have the difference to make, not just for this country but around the world, your voice. so, i am hoping you make the right call. i am hoping you tell your friends and your neighbors, you knock on doors and tell friends, you argue with family members and convince new voters, tell them to get out to vote early, for this entire, incredible, nevada team. and when that happens, something powerful will happen when you
start voting. when you are activated, hope happens, and with each new step, we move in the direction of fairness and justice and equality and opportunity and hope spreads. let's get to work. let's go vote. let's make sure jacky is your next senator. let's make sure that you have a governor who cares about you. [applause] mr. obama: let's make sure you have a congress that represent your values. let's get out there, nevada. i am putting my money on you. god bless the united states of america. [cheers and applause] mr. obama: thank you.
district state. later, the georgia governors andte with stacey abrams opponents, watch tomorrow night at 9:00 on c-span. announcer: the c-span buses traveling across the country on our 50's capitals tour. we recently stopped in hartford, connecticut. looking forward to the november midterm elections, we are asking folks which party should control congress and why. >> i am an independent voter so i usually do not have a strong opinion on who takes over in midterms or presidential elections, but this year, i am basically voting them a craddock -- voting democratic because a lot of things have an happening in the republican party do not sit well with me from a moral standpoint.
there are lots and republican party who disagree with their leaders, but are not actually coming out and saying so. they are just toting the party line. that is where i have to draw distinction. there are a lot of things that i find favorable in both parties. i usually tend to vote my conscience, but this time, i think i'm voting for who i think will have the moral high ground. >> i think it would like to see congress go to the democrats just to see a change in values and views and try that for a while. i'm not sure if that is going to matter. [laughter] we need just a change. toas democrats, i would like see my party take control of congress. if the congress changes hands, and the democrats are in charge, we will have policies that are more prounion, pro-life,
pro-environment, and a very necessary check on an erratic white house. announcer: voices from the states. apart of c-span's 50's capital tour. c-span's studentcam video competition is in full swing. this year's question, "what does it mean to be american?" students have taken to social media posting about their entries. once we did glad to have shared blairmoments in my comely high school as they produce a documentary to enter the competition. eightha mcmillan tweeted graders create in my america collages to brainstorm for c-span classroom to the cam 2019 competition. what does it mean to be american. katie storm tweeted behind the scenes to in the scenes, created posters for ap students to break them the student promise.
expected to process their ideas. an oklahoma senator tweeted today, i visited with yukon public schools as they worked on their project for c-span's 2019 studentcam documentary program. this year, we are asking middle and high school students to produce a documentary. we are awarding 100 thousand dollars in cash prizes including a grand prize of $5,000. the deadline is january 20. for more information, go to our website. announcer: the candidates for florida governor, andrew gillum and ron desantis, met for a debate in tampa. was a tossup. this runs a little less than an hour.