Report: Obama ramping up efforts to help Democrats

- Former President Barack Obama is reportedly stepping up his efforts to help Democrats after the party's string of election losses. 

According to The Hill, Mr. Obama has had regular phone conversations with DNC Chair Tom Perez and has also met with some lawmakers on a "by-request basis."

The report states:

The conversations between Obama and the lawmakers and party leaders are said to vary.
With Perez, the men discussed the outlines of the party's future. With others, he has discussed policy.

The 44th president still reportedly prefers to be behind the scenes and not be "out front" as the party looks for a winning message in the 2018 midterm elections. 

FOX News shows how not all agree he should be beghind the scenes, with arguments Obama's greatest political gift is his ability to connect with voters.

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