Obama edges into tight Colorado Senate race


DENVER (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday will headline his first fundraiser for a Senate Democrat in danger of losing this fall, taking a more direct role in the fight over who will control Congress for the remainder of his presidency.

But even with Obama's fundraising foray for Sen. Mark Udall, vulnerable Democrats are still mindful of the political risks of being linked with an increasingly unpopular president. While Udall will appear with Obama at the fundraiser, where news cameras won't be allowed, he will not attend Obama's economic speech in Denver earlier Wednesday, ensuring that there will be no photos of the two men together.

Republicans quickly pounced on Udall's plans, eager to link the incumbent to a president with sagging approval ratings, both nationally and in Colorado.

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