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Childers Hasn’t Asked Mrs. Obama For Help Despite Media Reports

July 31, 2010
tags: 2010 House, Michelle Obama, MS-01, Travis Childers
by Brett

We know Rep. Travis Childers would never been seen with President Obama on the campaign stump, but apparently he would like to have the president’s better half make her way to North Mississippi. According to Time magazine, Childers is among “dozens” of Democrats who are inquiring for her help this fall (h/t: WTVA).

According to polling, Michelle Obama has approval ratings in the mid-60s, compared to her husband who is floating around 50 percent nationally and mid-30s in Mississippi. As the First Lady, Mrs. Obama obviously doesn’t delve into controversial legislation like her husband- and doesn’t have the baggage. I suppose thinking for bringing her in goes a little something like this: white, conservative voters won’t necessarily object and turn against Childers like they would with Mr. Obama; but at the same time it would probably help with black voter turnout who still clearly have almost unanimous support for all things Obama. And if a fundraiser is tied in with a trip, I imagine she can raise money like few other Democrats.

Will be interesting to see how the NRCC/ Alan Nunnelee handles this development, especially if she does indeed come down to MS-01. I suppose we could get a heavy dose of her now infamous 2008 clip where she said “for the first time in my adult lifetime, I am proud of my country” as her husband was on his way to the Democratic nomination.

Update: I guess we shouldn’t trust Time too much. The Childers camp has told WTVA that reports are false and they have not asked the First Lady for campaign assistance.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Grizz permalink
    July 31, 2010 10:10 am

    I officialy request that NONE of my TAX Dollars pay for any portion of this trip by her
    and her 75 person entourage & vehicles.–guess they will fly in to Columbus AFB-
    she can come by broom.

  2. honesthank permalink
    July 31, 2010 1:01 pm

    We don’t the Obama’s in Ms. This goes to show how much of a liberal Childers is. If you did not believe me before this should show you now. He has and over 84% voting record with Pelosi and Obama does that sound like a Conservative? He is a damn o rat liberal. Is now and has all ways been and will never be anything else.

    • Grizz permalink
      July 31, 2010 1:22 pm

      oh my gosh– i actualy agree 100% with someone in here–imagine that-

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