Washington (CNN) – President Obama will hit the campaign trail in four states in the coming weeks in an effort to rekindle enthusiasm among Democratic voters ahead of the November election.
The Democratic National Committee announced that the president will hold rallies in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Nevada as well as conduct a tele-town hall, according to the Democratic National Committee.
"President Obama is committed to delivering the change Americans voted for in 2008," DNC Chairman Tim Kaine said in a statement accompanying the announcement. "With the help of Democrats in Congress, he has worked hard to get our country back on the right track, but there is still more to be done to repair the damage caused by nearly a decade of failed Republican policies."
The DNC announcement also referenced what polls and anecdotal CNN reporting on the campaign trail reflects – that Obama 2008 voters appear dispirited this election year.
"He will make the case to his supporters – many of whom were new to the political process in 2008 – that it is critical that they return to the polls this year to elect strong Democratic leaders and retain Democratic majorities in Congress," the DNC said in its release.
Republicans who say they believe the president is a drag on Democratic candidates welcomed the news, and sarcastically suggested he visit other, more conservative states.
“Considering the President’s approval numbers in key states across the country, Republicans can only hope that the President will add more states to his list this Fall. For example, we would welcome a vigorous debate about his big government agenda in states like Indiana, Kentucky and Arkansas, to name a few. We hope to see him out campaigning for Democrat candidates and touting his stimulus and health care spending bills as often as possible,” said Brian Walsh, a spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.