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Obama Worries State Races Not Seen As 'sexy Enough'

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February 21, 2014 AT 6:29 AM
President Obama cautioned the party faithful on Thursday not to overlook state-level midterm elections, which he lamented are not viewed as "sexy enough." "We know how to win national elections, but all too often, it's during these midterms where we end up getting ourselves into trouble, because I guess we don't think it's sexy enough," Obama said at a Democratic Governors Association fundraising dinner. Obama's comments come as his own former political strategist, David Axelrod, has cautioned that Democrats are too focused on the 2016 presidential race, when conservative outside groups are plowing millions of dollars into mid-term races with hopes of helping Republicans win control of the Senate and House.