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It’s an off-year election, and that means Democratic candidates are not exactly beating on the White House doors for a presidential endorsement.

“He’s not an asset to me at this time.” — Representative Nathan Deal (D- Ga.)

“Only if they are coming down to endorse my opponent.” — Representative Don Johnson (D-Ga.), when asked if he would invite the President or Vice President to campaign for him

“It’d hurt me.” — Representative Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), same question

“Ann Richards will not run from Bill Clinton, and she will not run to Bill Clinton.” — Chuck McDonald, campaign spokesman for Ann Richards, Texas’ Democratic Governor

“Why be cute about it? Of course he’s a liability.” — Kathy Karpan, Democratic candidate for Governor in Wyoming

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