Dem. Candidate Refuses to Say He'll Vote for Obama
10:31 AM, May 24, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
More Democrats seem to be distancing themselves from President Obama. Politico finds this nugget from a debate between Democrat Ron Barber and his Republican opponent, Jesse Kelly, in Arizona's Eighth Congressional District (Gabby Giffords's home district):
Here's video of the exchange:
Politico also notes that Heidi Heitkamp, a North Dakota Democrat seeking to replace retiring Democrat Kent Conrad in the Senate, told the Associated Press that Obama “failed in the one test America had for him, which was to unite the country.”
These aren't the first Democrats to publicly distance themselves from the president. In fact, two elected Democrats from West Virginia, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and Senator Joe Manchin, have refused to say if they will vote for Obama in the general election.