Sunday 20 April 2014

Clinton backs Obama economic agenda

President Barack Obama is joined by former president Bill Clinton at a campaign event in Bristow, Virginia (AP)

With the White House race in its final days, President Barack Obama and Bill Clinton hit the campaign trail together.

Mr Clinton, his voice hoarse from a flurry of campaign events, said he had given "my voice in the service of my president".

The former president vouched for Mr Obama's economic agenda, saying he had done a good job with a bad hand.

Mr Obama, in his fourth rally of the day, sought to draw a connection between the flush economy Mr Clinton presided over and his own policies for a second term, including increasing taxes on upper income earners.

The joint rally drew more than 24,000 people to an outdoor arena in Bristow, Virginia, on a chilly November night.

Mr Obama and Mr Clinton will campaign together again on Sunday morning in New Hampshire.

Press Association

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