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W.Va. Dem nominee won’t say if she supports Obama

West Virginia Democratic Senate candidate Natalie Tennant declined to say Tuesday whether she supports President Obama. 

In an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” the hosts showed a photograph being circulated by her Republican opponent, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, showing Tennant campaigning for Obama in 2008.

{mosads}Asked if she would still campaign for the president, Tennant said, “I’m not sure I’d be,” before adding, “And he’s not on the ballot.”

Pressed on the issue, she said, “This is about me and Shelly Moore Capito and about West Virginia, because I don’t answer to the president.”

Tennant has distanced herself from Obama, who is not popular in West Virginia. She has particularly played up her disagreement with the president on coal, launching an ad this week, where she flips a switch turning lights off on the White House to protest its coal policies.

“I did campaign for the president in 2008,” Tennant said during the Fox News appearance. “I am disappointed, and I’m hurt with the way he is reacting to West Virginia.”

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