The 6 most aggressive GOP attempts to tie Obama to Democratic midterm candidates

President Obama addresses supporters in DetroitRepublicans trying to take back the Senate and expand their advantage in the House have rallied over the past year around a common strategy: tie Democrats to President Barack Obama — at any cost and for any reason. Candidates, parties and independent groups spent hundreds of millions to try to convince voters that Democrats on ballots all over the country not only think like Obama but are basically him, in miniature. The reason for this effort is obvious: nationally, the president has a 42 percent approval rating, and in many of the more conservative states where embattled Democrats are fighting to keep their jobs, his favorability is even lower.

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