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President Barack Obama offered a hearty defense of Hillary Clinton and his presidential record at a campaign rally in Philadelphia on Tuesday. (Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images file photo)

Democratic Senate candidate Katie McGinty was there. Democratic Rep. Robert A. Brady was there. A pneumonia-stricken Hillary Clinton was there in spirit, her campaign slogan affixed where the presidential seal typically hangs.

Standing on a podium in Philadelphia featuring a blue “Stronger Together” sign, President Barack Obama offered a confident, relaxed and energetic grin as he told the friendly audience, “It is good to be back on the campaign trail.” The crowd roared its admiration for a president with approval ratings holding steady at above 50 percent, making him perhaps the best weapon Democratic candidates have.