President Joe Biden and former President Barack Obama stayed away from the beleaguered campaign of Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) as the home stretch approached.
The absence of New Hampshire’s two leading Democratic surrogates to rally support for Hassan is noticeable. Hassan, who voted with Biden’s agenda 96% of the time, doesn’t seem keen to be seen with the president.
Biden’s approval rating in the state is 43%, according to polls Wednesday. Forty-eight percent disapprove.
Similarly, Obama, who is on a national tour midterm, spent no time in Granite State defending Hassan against the indictment of General Don Bolduc, who passed the incumbent by gaining 12 points in the over the past six weeks. It also does not appear that Obama and Hassan intend to appear with Hassan.
Their absence testifies to the fear of the Democrats that the polarization of the electorate with Biden or Obama could harm them and benefit General Bolduc.
For the most part, Hassan appears to have adopted Biden’s strategy of hiding from voters by not showing up for two debates and blocking conservative reporters from press events.
Hassan chose to “run a particularly cynical campaign to hide his unwavering support for Biden’s liberal agenda behind tens of millions in outside campaign donations”, Patrick Hynes of New union to analyse.
General Bolduc noted Hassan’s strategy and criticized it for not being transparent and evading accountability for his policies that fueled inflation, increased illegal immigration and allowed crime to soar. in all the countries.
“She closed events for a reason,” said General Bolduc Breitbart News Saturday. “She communicates via newsletter and email for reasons. She doesn’t do town halls for a reason, and when she does, they’re zoom town halls. So she hides.
“She doesn’t want to be held responsible,” he added. “She does not want to be responsible for her actions in any way. It is not transparent because it cannot be.
The New Hampshire Senate race is one of seven Senate races that RealClearPolitics considers to be draws. These include Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, Washington State, Georgia, and Wisconsin. RealClearPolitics predicted on Tuesday that General Bolduc will defeat Hassan.
To regain the Senate and have a one-seat majority, Republicans must hold Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and reclaim either Arizona, Nevada, Washington State, New Hampshire or Georgia.
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