Black Democrats bemoan decision to run from Obama
ATLANTA - Some black political leaders are unhappy that Democrats kept their distance from President Barack Obama during the midterm election campaigns.
They say it caused a lack of enthusiasm among African-Americans in states where they anchor the party's base of voters.
They point to losses in Senate races in North Carolina and Georgia - and potentially in Louisiana, where there's a runoff next month.
But it's not clear whether a larger turnout by black voters would have made a difference.
Obama lost those three states in the 2012 presidential election.
And support among African-Americans for Democrats in those states was roughly the same as in 2008, when Kay Hagan won a first term in North Carolina and Mary Landrieu captured her third in Louisiana.
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