How Unpopular Is Obama?

by Charles C. W. Cooke

Two fun little pieces of news. Per ABC:

President Barack Obama on Wednesday will headline his first fundraiser for a Senate Democrat in danger of losing this fall — but the candidate, Colorado Sen. Mark Udall, won’t be by his side.

In a last minute switch, Udall’s campaign says the senator plans to stay in Washington to vote on Obama’s nominee to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The decision is likely to spark new questions about the political risks for vulnerable Democrats in being linked with an increasingly unpopular president.

And per The Hill:

The Senate voted 71-26 Wednesday to confirm Julián Castro as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Thank goodness Udall stayed in Washington!

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