Last week some Kentucky Democrats, such as the governor and state party chairman, trekked to Denver with an eye toward urging Barack Obama to come to Kentucky to campaign this fall.
But it's a delicate situation in Kentucky. While those Democrats think it might be helpful to both Obama and some other candidates to have him stump in the Bluegrass state, others are shying away from being linked to their presidential nominee.
The reaction from at least one Democratic congressional candidate was essentially: Really, it's OK if he doesn't make it to Kentucky.
Owensboro's state Sen. David Boswell, who is running for the open 2nd District congressional seat, artfully dodged reporters' questions last week about Obama, even as the Illinois senator was on the brink of accepting the party's presidential nomination.
"I'm for David Boswell for the United States Congress," Boswell said when asked repeatedly about how he viewed Obama's candidacy. "We'll talk about that later. I'm for David Boswell."
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