A silhouetted President Barack Obama and Rhode Island Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo, right, campaign at Gregg's Restaurant and Pub in Providence, R.I., Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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President Barack Obama, whose slumping popularity is a drag on fellow Democrats in the congressional races, is sprinting state to state this week on behalf of six Democrat governor candidates whose chances are not as linked to national issues.In the Senate races, Republicans have a good chance of picking up the six seats needed to wrest the majority from the Democrats, which would hand the opposition party wide powers to thwart Obama's legislative agenda for the remaining two years of his term.In the governor races, Obama was in Maine Thursday to pump for Mike Michaud, a six-term congressman who hopes to unseat Republican Gov. Paul LePage in a tight race.Earlier this week, Obama was in Milwaukee to exhort Democrats to turnout in an appearance Democrat Mary Burke.
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