Post Politics Now: Biden returns to Washington this week with an eye on looming midterms

Post Politics Now: Biden Returns To Washington This Week With An Eye On Looming Midterms - Udpb5Rrazui63Hhgnastxuyymq

For Biden, who for decades has prided himself on being one of the most sought-after Democratic surrogates, it’s also an unfamiliar position.

He’s being attacked more often in televised ads than Obama was at this point in 2010, or Trump was in 2018. He goes largely unnamed on Democratic campaign websites and Twitter accounts. And candidates in key races in battleground states are either not asking him to come — or actively avoiding him when he does, according to a Washington Post survey of more than 60 candidates in the most competitive gubernatorial, U.S. Senate and congressional campaigns in the country.

Few candidates said they wanted Biden to campaign for them in their state or district, with many not responding to the question at all.

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This article was written by John Wagner and originally published on www.washingtonpost.com