State's Top Democratic Senate Candidates Still Embrace Obama

North Carolina's top Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate mostly are embracing President Barack Obama as an ally even as his popularity wanes in the state.

Each of the hopefuls in next month's primary said in recent interviews with The Associated Press they would be glad to have Obama campaign alongside them. They diverged from the president on only a couple of issues each, such as Obama's push to allow offshore drilling.

Former state Sen. Cal Cunningham had the harshest comments, saying Obama has shown little concern for soaring government debt. Attorney Ken Lewis said the administration provided too much bailout support to firms that caused the financial crisis. North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall opposed Obama's plan for a new offensive in Afghanistan.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 23, 2010 at 07:48 AM
    Barlow, so you are posting your Bill Maher vulgarity on these boards. You should be ashamed. Then the spin. Try to find a real source for news, you are sounding more like a 12 year old. Your president is threw and anyone who supports what he has done so far. Why? Read up on Mass and Scott Brown...denial is bliss and a mind is a terrible thing to waste...
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Apr 21, 2010 at 09:16 AM
    Yes even the satanic powers which deceive all democrats who support Obama can be broken if we all turn from our wicked ways and repent as a nation under God. See the light and ask yourself, would Jesus approve of Abortion, approving gay & lesbian lifestyles including gay marriage, socialism which leads to communism and spending more money than any president in our History? Spending not saving a dime! Would Jesus approve of those issues? We all know not. God help us and remove the color racial blinders which satan has used to deceive the democrats in America.
  • by NS Location: Greenville on Apr 20, 2010 at 08:30 PM
    Steve, you need to look further. That money would be put in a fund by the banks themselves-not tax payer funded. Secondly, the administration is not asking that it be included. Third, it was McConnell who had a secret, private meeting with Wall Street and suddenly changed his mind about restrictions-duh! Fourth, several Republicans are back-peddling now that they have bothered to read the bill and realize it would be hard to argue with this. Also, remember, the bank bail out happened during the Bush administration-Obama backed GM-who is paying back their loan 5 years early and have not paid out millions in bonuses-not to mention the saved jobs!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 20, 2010 at 01:59 PM
    SMILE! GOD LOVES YOU. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
  • by Who Cares Location: washington on Apr 20, 2010 at 09:42 AM
    No surprise here, they're all made from the same mold anyway. Good luck in Nov.
  • by Steve Location: Ayden on Apr 19, 2010 at 07:53 PM
    The dems are being exposed more and more everyday. Even the State controlled media can not hide that it is the dems catering to corrupt banks. The dems financial reform bill contains a PERMANENT, tax payer funded corporate bailout. That's right!!! The dems are going to use your tax money FOREVER to bailout companies that failed. A dem Congressman from California admitted it today. The dems were trying to sell this bill as forcing the big banks to become more responsible but it is a corporate handout. The 41 Republican Senators are UNITED in opposition to this bill. They are firmly on the side of the American taxpayer and the dems are once again actively fighting against the American people. Exactly like the healthcare bill, that 58% of Americans want REPEALED, the dems have been more critical and more demeaning of the American people than they are terrorist organizations and Iran.
  • by B Location: nc on Apr 19, 2010 at 04:20 PM
    At this point you would think that anybody voting for a democrat would be a traitor.
  • by Paul Location: Greenville on Apr 19, 2010 at 04:13 PM
    So what happened to my post about Obama's lack of charity and how he has made millions since being in office. Did he come and scare you. Look here http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2008/03/obama-releases.html and other places
  • by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2010 at 04:10 PM
    i for one am proud to have Obama as president. we are fortunate that he is in office. He can take credit for....... give me a min...... oh wow he is a loser isn't he
  • by Paul Location: Greenville on Apr 19, 2010 at 02:18 PM
    Talk about rich. Your man BO has made millions since getting into office. And he is such a charitable man that before he came under the public scrutiny he was giving .4 - 1.4% of his income to charity. Even with his millions now he is a 5% contributor and those are probably worthless charitiy scams. He sure likes to give away others money
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