Obama non-commital on Baldwin campaign support

Tammy Baldwin and Barack ObamaBY CHRIS JOHNSON
Washington Blade

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was unable to say Thursday whether President Obama would make a campaign appearance with lesbian U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin to assist in her bid to become the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate.

Carney said he had “no campaign announcements” when asked by the Washington Blade whether Obama would travel to Wisconsin to campaign with Baldwin, who’s running against Republican candidate Tommy Thompson to replace retiring Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.).

“I have no campaign announcements, scheduling announcements to make on behalf of the president,” Carney said. “The president himself has an election as you know in a few short months. But I have no campaign announcements to make.”

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