Appearances by President Obama, Michelle Obama and VP Biden—October 2016

Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton  |  President Obama, Michelle Obama and Vice President Biden Appearances on Behalf of Hillary Clinton

For the month:
President Barack Obama - 5 rallies and at least 3 fundraisers.
First Lady Michelle Obama - 5 rallies.
Vice President Joe Biden - 11 rallies and at least 5 OTRs.

Sept. Oct. Nov.




JB-Orlando, FL
JB-Sarasota, FL

MO-Charlotte, NC
MO-Raleigh, NC



BO-Chicago, IL
JB-Bristol, PA




BO-Greensboro, NC


JB-Las Vegas, NV

BO-Cleveland, OH






BO-Miami Gard., FL
MO-Phoenix, AZ
JB-Nashua, NH

JB-Wilkes-Barre, PA


BO-NLas Vegas,NV

BO-La Jolla, CA
JB-Cleveland, OH
JB-Toledo, OH
JB-Dayton, OH
JB-Pittsburgh, PA


MO-Winston-Salem, NC

BO-Orlando, FL

JB-Las Vegas, NV
JB-Reno, NV




Note: This calendar is based on publicly available information from the campaign and the White House as well as news accounts and tweets.  The calendar above shows cities and towns.  The listing below includes OTR/unannounced stops and other details, again based on publicly available information.  See Rationale, Methodology and Limitations.

Sat. October 1, 2016

Sun. October 2, 2016

Mon. October 3, 2016
-Vice President Joe Biden voter registration event at Cheyenne Balroom in Orlando, FL.
-Vice President Joe Biden voter registration event at Robert L. Taylor Community Center in Sarasota, FL.

Tues. October 4, 2016 

-First Lady Michelle Obama rally at Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC.
-First Lady Michelle Obama rally at William Neal Reynolds Coliseum, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. (+)

Wed. October 5, 2016
-President Barack Obama rally at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens, FL.postponed due to Hurricane Matthew

Thurs. October 6, 2016

Fri. October 7, 2016

-President Barack Obama attends Hillary Victory Fund event at the home of J.B. and M.K. Pritzker in Chicago, IL. ($)
-Vice President Joe Biden voter registration event at Bucks County Community College, Lower Bucks Campus in Bristol, PA.
    OTR Vice President Joe Biden surprise visit to Clinton campaign field office in Bristol, PA.

Sat. October 8, 2016

Sun. October 9, 2016

Mon. October 10, 2016

Tues. October 11, 2016
-President Barack Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton and North Carolina Democrats at a rally at White Oak Amphitheatre in Greensboro, NC (+).

Wed. October 12, 2016

Thurs. October 13, 2016
-First Lady Michelle Obama rally in the Field House at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH (+). 
    OTR Biden and Masto greet staff in the dining area at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
-Vice President Joe Biden outdoor rally with U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto at Culinary Union Local 226 Hall in Las Vegas, NV.
    OTR Biden late evening greets volunteers and supporters at a campaign field office off Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas, NV.

Fri. October 14, 2016
-President Barack Obama "Get Out The Early Vote" rally at Cleveland Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, OH (+).

Sat. October 15, 2016

Sun. October 16, 2016

Mon. October 17, 2016

Tues. October 18, 2016

Wed. October 19, 2016

Thurs. October 20, 2016
-President Barack Obama organizing event at Florida Memorial University, University Athletic Arena and Wellness Center in Miami Gardens, FL (+).
-First Lady Michelle Obama early vote rally at Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.
OTR Vice President Joe Biden and Maggie Hassan at the New Hampshire Together Coordinated Campaign Office on Elm St. in Manchester, NH.
-Vice President Joe Biden rally at Nashua Community College in Nashua, NH.

Fri. October 21, 2016

-Vice President Joe Biden campaigns with Katy McGinty at University Center on Main Street in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Sat. October 22, 2016

Sun. October 23, 2016
-President Barack Obama rallies at Cheyenne High School in North Las Vegas, NV (+).

Mon. October 24, 2016

-President Barack Obama Hillary Victory Fund discussion at the home of Marilyn and Jeff Katzenberg in Beverly Hills, CA. ($)
-President Barack Obama Hillary Victory Fund reception at the home of Hanna and Mark Gleiberman in La Jolla, CA. ($)
    OTR Vice President Joe Biden unannounced visit, speaks to volunteers at Democratic campaign office in downtown Cleveland, OH.
-Vice President Joe Biden early vote event at Toledo Lucas County Public Library - Main Branch in Toledo, OH.
-Vice President Joe Biden early vote event at Sinclair Community College, Automotive Technology Building 20 in Dayton, OH.

Tues. October 25, 2016
-Vice President Joe Biden campaigns for Hillary Clinton at a GOTV event at Chatham University's Athletic Fitness Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Wed. October 26, 2016

Thurs. October 27, 2016
-First Lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC.

Fri. October 28, 2016
-President Barack Obama campaigns for Hillary Clinton at an early vote event at University of Central Florida, CFE Arena in Orlando, FL (+).

Sat. October 29, 2016
-Vice President Joe Biden campaigns for Hillary Clinton and Catherine Cortez Masto in Las Vegas, NV.
-Vice President Joe Biden campaigns for Hillary Clinton and Catherine Cortez Masto in Reno, NV.

Sun. October 30, 2016

Mon. October 31, 2016


Listed above are the events announced by HFA with several HVF fundraisers noted in White House communications added in.  Obama and Biden also appeared at various Democratic party and candidate events not shown above. 

Thus far Obama and Biden have largely shied away from joint campaign appearances with Hillary Clinton; Michelle Obama did one joint appearance with Clinton on October 27.  Excerpt from Oct. 12, 2016 press briefing by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest:

Q    All right.  And also, now on the campaign trail, when should we expect the First Lady and the President, both together or each one separately, to stand with Hillary Clinton?


     MR. EARNEST:  Well, as we've discussed here earlier, April, sometimes having them appear together is failing to capitalize on one of the most significant benefits of having the endorsement of the President and First Lady.  For some surrogates who announced their endorsement of Secretary Clinton, if they're going to go give a public speech, sometimes it's hard for them to attract a crowd, let alone media attention.  President Obama doesn't have that issue.  President Obama went to Greensboro yesterday, and more than 7,000 people showed up to hear him speak.  A large number of media organizations, especially in North Carolina, showed up to cover his speech.  That is something that benefitted the Clinton campaign, without the candidate herself having to be involved. 


So that’s the real value of having somebody as high-profile as the President or the First Lady on the stump campaigning for you, is that you don’t have to also go there in order to get attention -- you’ve got somebody else there who can make a forceful case in support of your candidacy.  So I wouldn’t rule out that there may be a future opportunity for the President to appear alongside his hoped-for successor.  But right now, we're focused on -- the President is focused on doing as much as he can, on his own, to support her campaign and to help her get her message out.