A couple weeks ago, President Obama declared that, while he wasn't on the Nov. 4 ballot, his policies were. And just about every GOP candidate in a red or swing state soon launched an ad using that comment to tie his or her Democratic opponent to Obama.
Well, Obama appears to have just handed Republicans some more ammunition.
In an interview with Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, Obama defended his support for candidates in top races who haven't welcomed Obama to campaign with them.
"The bottom line is, though, these are are all folks who vote with me; they have supported my agenda in Congress," Obama said.
That approach is just fine with the Crossroads groups.
Crossroads GPS says that Kay Hagan sides with Obama instead of North Carolina:
Crossroads GPS uses the"my policies" quotation and says that Kay Hagan votes with the president 95 percent of the time.
In Arkansas, it says that Mark Pryor voted with him 93 percent of the time:
In Alaska, American Crossroads points out that Mark Begich voted with POTUS 97 percent of the time.
And in New Hampshire, it re-purposes an earlier attack on Pryor to say that "Shaheen" spells "Obama."