Republican Senate candidates are trying to capitalize on President Obama’s unpopularity by drawing attention to his comments this week that his “policies are on the ballot” this year.
“I am not on the ballot this fall,” Obama said in a speech Thursday. “Michelle’s pretty happy about that. But make no mistake: these policies are on the ballot. Every single one of them. This isn’t a political speech, and I’m not going to tell you who to vote for – even though I suppose it is kind of implied.”
Candidates in Kentucky, New Hampshire and Kansas have all released videos about Obama’s comments, arguing that a vote for the Democratic candidate in these races is a vote for the Obama agenda.
Here are three videos:
Mitch McConnell, Kentucky:
Scott Brown, New Hampshire:
Pat Roberts, Kansas: