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1 Dem Senate candidate welcoming Obama's help

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is finding something unusual in his late campaign push before Tuesday's election - a Democratic Senate candidate willing to appear with him.

Obama is headlining a Saturday evening rally in Detroit rally for Senate candidate Gary Peters and gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer.

About 5,000 people are expected for the event at Wayne State University.

Obama has been spending the final week before Election Day campaigning in support of candidates for governor.

Peters is the only Senate candidate welcoming the president's embrace, and polling gives the Democrat a comfortable lead in the race.

Obama is visiting the U.S. city with the largest concentration of black residents. Black voters view Obama's presidency much more favorably than do white voters, and they're seen as the key to determining Democrats' performance.

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