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Obama looks to help blue states elect Dem governors
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Posted on 12/02/2013 5:20:58 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
President Barack Obama won reelection last year warning voters about what he called an extreme Republican agenda that would roll back the social and economic victories of the previous years.
But that agenda is on the move in the states, and on the ballot in next years most competitive governors races all of them in places he won in both 2008 and 2012: Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, Maine and Michigan.
The White House has committed to its first Democratic Governors Association fundraising event of the cycle and pledged to help candidates next year, people familiar with the discussions confirmed to POLITICO. But while the president can raise cash and draw out party loyalists, his low approval ratings could hurt Democrats at the polls.
Governors, including John Kasich in Ohio, Scott Walker in Wisconsin and Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania, won in 2010 in part because of the anti-Obama backlash and have worked to implement the exact agenda Obama campaigned against last year: lower taxes on the wealthy, government program reductions, voting rights challenges, labor cuts, gay rights opposition and moves against reproductive rights like defunding Planned Parenthood.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Maine; US: Michigan; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: florida; kasich; maine; michigan; ohio; pennsylvania; senate; snyder; walker; wisconsin
Obama targets Scott Walker
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest pig list.
Is he headed to Mars with his lovely wife? That might help the Democrats.
posted on 12/02/2013 5:28:05 PM PST
("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
"Obama looks to help blue states elect Dem governors..."
By Staying Away.
posted on 12/02/2013 5:30:07 PM PST
(Tags?!? Tags?!? We don' neeeed no stinkin' Tags!)
I’d like to see all the Democrats head to Mars. In fact, I’d chip in for their tickets!
The White House has committed to its first Democratic Governors Association fund raising event of the cycle and pledged to help candidates next year
Meanwhile the GOP is targeting the Tea Party and vise versa.
posted on 12/02/2013 5:43:20 PM PST
("From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs" .....Marx)
This is a ‘personally popular’ president who must all but parachute into pinpoint locations with a load of gormless union sad sacks press-ganged into acting as more of that tiresome human scenery.
I remember when Reagan would visit a city. Not a school, not a PAC meeting, not a business convention. A city.
Obama has anti-coattails. He knows it, the candidates know it and the press know it even if they print words to the contrary.
posted on 12/02/2013 5:43:22 PM PST
(Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
The democrat running here in Michigan is former 1 term congressman Mark Schauer. His claims to fame are paying michigan's largest ever fine for campaign finance violations and voting for Obamacare.
posted on 12/02/2013 5:46:36 PM PST
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
Osama Obama seems to have forgotten that several major polls have his approval rating under 40% and his truthfulness rating at under 50%.
posted on 12/02/2013 6:26:45 PM PST
by Gay State Conservative
(Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
PA needs to oust it’s Governor. He is a dirtbag.
posted on 12/02/2013 6:35:29 PM PST
by Ghost of SVR4
(So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
[Zero] won reelection last year warning voters about what he called an extreme Republican agenda that would roll back the social and economic victories of the previous years.
posted on 12/02/2013 8:33:59 PM PST
To: Ghost of SVR4
And let someone like Allyson Schwartz get elected? Corbett needs desperately to improve his numbers though.
posted on 01/06/2014 10:08:26 AM PST
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