Childers Requested First Lady ‘On Behalf of Constituents’
We learned today that Time has issued a clarification of a story from last week where a Democratic source listed Rep. Travis Childers among a host of Democrats who have requested campaign appearances from Michelle Obama this fall. The updated story still has Childers’ name in it with this new point at the end of the article:
“The original version of this article cited Travis Childers as one of the dozens of Democratic congressional candidates who have asked the White House for Michelle Obama to appear in their districts this fall. Childers’ office says the request was submitted on behalf of constituents and was not political in nature.”
Needless to say, the NRCC and Alan Nunnelee camp are happy to have this story linger for a little longer. The more interesting thing is that the Time article was five days old before WTVA picked it up, and Childers was forced to respond at that time.