The 10,000-seat Liacouras Center at Temple University was only half-full as President Barack Obama campaigned in Philadelphia on Sunday for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf, the Daily Caller
With supporters standing behind the president as he spoke, the empty places were cloaked
as half the arena's seats were curtained off. Still, a few hundred of the remaining 5,500 seats were also empty, Fox reported.
Obama was in the area to galvanize his base, including African-American, Latino, and gay voters, according to St. Joseph's University professor Randall Miller
, CBS reported.
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, a fiscal conservative, is unpopular in Philadelphia, which is a Democratic stronghold, NBC 10 reported
. With some 33 percent of the state's 8.3 million registered voters living in metro-Philadelphia, Wolf is expected to defeat Corbett on Tuesday, the Caller reported.
Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was also in Pennsylvania to campaign for Corbett, CBS in Philadelphia reported. He has made at least four visits to the state on behalf of the incumbent governor, according to NBC 10.
The latest Corbett campaign ads shown outside the Philly area declare that "voting for Tom Wolf would be like voting to make Obama Pennsylvania's governor," NBC 10 reported.
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