Obama focuses on governor races where he's welcome

FILE - This Oct. 1, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama leaving the White House to board the Marine One helicopter in Washington. With a week left before Election Day, Obama is picking some temperate spots to visit in an otherwise chilly political landscape. He will be campaigning in six states, Wisconsin, Michigan, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, betting that his last-minute appeals will mobilize core Democratic voters who have a history of sitting out midterm elections. For Democrats and for the White House, it’s the strategy with the lowest risk. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is picking some temperate spots in an otherwise chilly political landscape, avoiding hostile Senate terrain during the final days of the midterm campaign in favor of tight governor races where his liabilities are less likely to stick to Democratic candidates.

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