At a time when being seen as too close to President Barack Obama is a political liability, Democratic candidates are rushing to distance themselves from the man. But two things are standing in their way – their voting records and the president himself.
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The president this week told Al Sharpton:

“We’ve got a tough map. A lot of the states that are contested this time are states that I didn’t win” in the 2012 election. “So some of the candidates there, you know, it is difficult for them to have me in the state because the Republicans will use that to try to fan Republican turn-out. The bottom line is, though, these are all folks who vote with me. They have supported my agenda in Congress.”

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