State Dems shake off Biden debate woes

Regardless of the top of the ticket, they intend to localize their races and focus on the issues that are galvanizing voters.
President Joe Biden speaks during a presidential debate with Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump, June 27, 2024, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Democratic state lawmakers on Wednesday brushed off concerns about a potential down-ballot drag caused by President Biden, who’s re-election chances took a hit after his halting debate performance last month.

In a call hosted by the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, legislative leaders emphasized the need to localize their races and focus on certain issues such as abortion, and they sounded optimistic state-level candidates could even help up the ballot — not the direction the tide tends to flow.

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