Democrats embrace Obama legacy despite risks in 2016 race

In this Oct. 13, 2015, photo, Democratic presidential candidates from left, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee take the stage before the CNN Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas. For the Democrats running for the White House, President Barack Obama has at times been a source of considerable discontent. During the they took positions ranging from warm embrace to polite disagreement. Compare that with the public bickering among Republican presidential candidates and the recent history of how parties have dealt with passing control of the White House. (AP Photo/John Locher)WASHINGTON (AP) — If the recent Republican presidential debates have revealed hobbling breaks in the party, the Democrats’ first political X-ray showed a couple of hairline fractures.

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