According to reports from Townhall and The Hill, Ohio Democrats aren’t exactly lining up to be seen with President Joe Biden during his swing through the Buckeye State; two Dems who have major elections coming up have shunned Biden, claiming “scheduling conflicts.”
“U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio’s 13th Congressional District — the Democrat running for U.S. Senate against Republican nominee J.D. Vance — won’t be appearing with Biden on Wednesday. Nor will Nan Whaley, the Democrat candidate for Ohio governor challenging incumbent GOP Governor Mike DeWine,” TownHall reports.
From The Hill…
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Nan Whaley will also be absent from the visit. Both Ryan’s and Whaley’s campaigns have cited unavoidable scheduling conflicts.
Ohio GOP nominee J.D. Vance released a statement on Wednesday tying Biden to his oppenent.
“Ryan has worked in lockstep with Biden to destroy our economy and Ohio’s middle class is suffering today because of it,” Vance said. “But now, for the second time in two months, Ryan is refusing to be seen in public with his own party’s president.”
President Biden’s RealClearPolitics approval rating is sitting at an abysmal 38.4 —one of the worst ratings in modern presidential history.