Another potentially vulnerable Senate Democrat cozied up to President Obama on Tuesday as the party leader prepares to visit her state.

Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) said she was "excited" to have Obama visit the state later today, where he'll hold a fundraiser for the leading Democrat's campaign against Republican Dino Rossi.

"I'm really excited that the president is coming here," Murray told a local NBC affiliate. "I think it's a great opportunity for me to talk to him about the economic challenges we have."

Murray's kind words for Obama mark the second straight day in which a Democratic Senate incumbent facing a tough reelection challenge has sought to ally themselves with Obama, instead of distancing themselves from the Democratic president.

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) said on Monday that he had no hesitations about appearing with Obama, who was in Milwaukee to raise money for Democrats' gubernatorial candidate.

Other Senate Democrats have been more circumspect. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), for instance, said he'll "have to see" whether or not he wants Obama to come to Colorado to campaign for his reelection effort. 

Of course, Feingold and Murray come from two states that have voted reliably Democratic in presidential elections since 1986, when President Ronald Reagan won both Wisconsin and Washington in his reelection effort. Colorado, by contrast, has been more of a swing state, and often a bellwether state.

Murray said it's important to have a good relationship with the occupant of the Oval Office, no matter which party they represent.

"I, as the senator of this state, get in touch with the White House no matter who's in it, Republican or Democrat, to fight for my state all the time," she said.