Obama endorses Beasley in crucial Senate race for Democrats


              FILE - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley speaks at a campaign appearance in Durham, N.C., on Aug. 29, 2022. Former President Barack Obama endorsed the North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate in a new campaign ad Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, as Democrats zero in on the southern swing state as one of the few where they could flip a seat in the deadlocked chamber. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum, File)
            
              FILE - Former President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after casting his ballot at an early voting site on Oct. 17, 2022, in Chicago. The former President endorsed North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Cheri Beasley in a new campaign ad Tuesday, Oct. 25, as Democrats zero in on the southern swing state as one of the few where they could flip a seat in the deadlocked chamber. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)