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Ramesh Ponnuru

Desperate Democrats Can't Escape Obama

Democrats are trying to distance themselves from Obama ahead of the midterm elections. Here's why it won't work. 
Democrats like Alison Lundergan Grimes can't run away fast enough.
Democrats like Alison Lundergan Grimes can't run away fast enough.

"President Obama's new EPA rule is more proof that Washington isn't working for Kentucky." Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democrats' great hope for beating Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, is doing her best to keep voters from associating her too closely with the president.

She's not the only one. Natalie Tennant, the Democratic Senate candidate in West Virginia, is running a pro-coal ad in which she shuts off the power to White House.