For anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Obama in Baltimore

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President Barack Obama landed in South Baltimore in a large helicopter shortly before 4 p.m. Friday in advance of a private tour of Fort McHenry.

The president’s second visit to Baltimore in as many years comes as Democrats are defending nearly a dozen Senate seats in the midterm elections. Obama’s unpopularity in battleground states such as Kentucky and Arkansas has buoyed GOP hopes of capturing the majority.

Just moments before, Blue Angels jets streaked across the same skies amid the Star-Spangled Spectacular events.