Obama To Campaign in Texas – Local Democrats to Skip Town
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Radical President Barack Obama plans on campaigning in Texas but the Democratic nominee for governor already announced that he won’t attend the event.
The AP reported, via Free Republic:
President Barack Obama plans fundraisers for fellow Democrats in Republican-controlled Texas, but his party’s nominee for governor said Tuesday he would not join the event scheduled in the city that he used to run.
Former Houston Mayor Bill White told The Associated Press that he couldn’t block Obama from supporting his campaign to become the first Democrat to win statewide office in Texas since 1994. But he also suggested that Obama’s visit opens the door for Republican Gov. Rick Perry to continue running against Washington insiders — an unwelcomed distraction in the Democrats’ best chance to win the governorship in years.
“I believe Rick Perry will try to run against President Obama because he knows that he can’t beat me,” White told the AP during an interview in San Antonio. “He will try to say — unfairly — that somehow voting for him will somehow change the administration in Washington.”
White is hardly the first candidate to ditch an Obama event.
Ohio Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher, running for an open Senate seat, skipped public Obama appearances. Senate candidate Robin Carnahan flew to Washington to avoid appearing with the president in Missouri. And appearing arm-in-arm with the president cost Florida Gov. Charlie Crist his Republican nomination for a Senate seat, forcing him out of the GOP and onto the ballot as an independent candidate.