Democratic candidates in swing states are skipping events with Biden or distancing themselves from him on policy and in campaign ads.
Posted BY: Teresa | NwoReport
Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes is the latest Democratic candidate to distance himself from President Biden as the midterm elections draw closer.
A national poll published Wednesday found that Biden’s approval rating has dropped to 38%.
Barnes is running against incumbent GOP Sen. Ron Johnson. Barnes’ campaign said he has three other campaign stops on Labor Day, Sept. 5, which is the day of Biden’s visit.
“The Lt. Governor is excited to participate in Laborfest events throughout Milwaukee, Madison and Racine,” said spokeswoman Maddy McDaniel. “His priority is talking to Wisconsin voters and supporting the labor movement that gave his family a ticket to the middle class.”
In July, Rep. Tim Ryan, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Ohio, also missed an event with Biden.
“We have no interest in them or any other out-of-state surrogates,” said Ryan’s spokesperson, according to the New York Times. “I don’t think that’s going to change anytime soon.”