President Barack Obama has officially begun his re-election campaign to seek a second term in the highest office in the nation. Today President Obama and his traveling companion First Lady Michelle Obama will make their first stop at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio to reach college students to insure them that he will continue to fight for low interest loans for higher education.
As we head into the beginning of the general election, the President will hit the campaign trail on Saturday to outline to supporters in Virginia how far we’ve come, and lay out the very real stakes in this election: Whether we choose to keep moving our country forward in rebuilding an economy meant to last, or go back to the failed policies that crashed our economy and left the middle class struggling to catch up.
The public rally will be held at the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1200 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia . Doors will open at 1:45 pm
President Obama seeks a 2nd term as president and to discuss his accomplishments with me the last three years is US Congressman (D-Maryland) Elijah E. Cummings.
Elijah E. Cummings represents, 7th District, Maryland. Congressman Cummings was first elected to Congress in 1996. He currently serves as the highest ranking Democrat on the house Committee of Oversight and Government Reform and is senior member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He is a former Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus.
Congressman Cummings mentioned during our discussion that President Obama is deserving of a 2nd term because “when he came in we were losing 760,00 a month and President Obama has turned this around. We have added in over two years close to four million jobs.”
He said “President Obama has invested tremendously in Healthcare Reform”. Congressman Cummings said lack of healthcare is the number issue in the African American community. ‘African Americans are dying and suffering needlessly because they don’t have health insurance” said Congressman Cummings.
Cummings said President Obama needs another four years to complete what he has already begun with healthcare reform, low-interest student loans, HBCU’s support and job creation.
Here is my interview in its entirety with U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings