Tags: obama | romney | swing | states

Democratic Senate Candidates in Red States Run From Obama

Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 10:49 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Democratic Senate candidates who are running in states that lean Republican are fleeing President Barack Obama like the plague.

Some of them see the president and his slumping poll ratings since the first presidential debate as their largest obstacle to re-election, The Hill reports.

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin may be the most strident of anti-Obama Democrats. That stance is no surprise, given that the latest major poll in that state, taken before the first debate, shows Mitt Romney ahead by 21 percentage points.

Manchin has been lashing out at Obama for months, even declining to say whether he will vote for his fellow Democrat. Other Democratic candidates can’t fail to have noticed that Manchin looks headed for an easy victory while deploying this strategy.

And they’re keeping their distance too. That list includes former Sen. Bob Kerrey in Nebraska, Rep. Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Sen. Jon Tester in Montana, and Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri.

In those races, Real Clear Politics rates Nebraska as likely going Republican and Indiana, Missouri, and Montana as toss-ups.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

With Eye on 2016, Perry Takes Hard Foreign Policy Line

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 19:02 PM

A week after his indictment for misusing his authority and days after his police mugshot was beamed around the world, Te . . .

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Vows Record Education Spending in Re-election Bid

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 18:43 PM

Governor Rick Scott, under intense criticism by his main opponent for cuts in school spending, on Thursday promised reco . . .

Perry Casts Himself as Fighter in Unofficial 2016 Campaign Start

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 15:47 PM

Two days after his mug shot went viral on the Internet, Rick Perry set out to show that he won't be intimidated or slowe . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved