- The Washington Times - Friday, January 29, 2016

Continuing to celebrate his presidency, and hoping to give a boost to Democrats, President Obama will return to the Illinois state capital of Springfield Wednesday to mark the ninth anniversary of his first presidential campaign.

The White House said Mr. Obama will address the Illinois General Assembly, where he served as a state senator, to remind people of the “hope and change” message of his 2008 campaign.

Democrats are hoping to rebuild the coalition of young voters and minorities that enabled Mr. Obama to become the nation’s first black president. Democratic presidential front-runner is encountering difficulty in wooing younger voters, many of whom are supporting her rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

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