A group of College Democrats from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., forgot that they should leave behind clothing with President Obama’s name when they traveled to Kentucky to canvas for Alison Lundergan Grimes.
GWU students had packed T-shirts with the president’s image and name, as well as College Democrats T-shirts emblazoned with his name for three days of volunteering in the Bluegrass State’s contentious Senate race.
“But it wasn’t until they got to Kentucky that canvassers remembered to be careful not to connect Democratic candidates there with Obama,” the campus newspaper, the GW Hatchet, wrote in a summary of the trip. “Alison Grimes, who is running against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, wanted to differentiate herself from the president and the administration’s policies that don’t resonate with Kentucky residents, like Obama’s policies toward coal mining.”
The volunteers ended up bundling up due to the weather anyway, covering up their T-shirts.