Obama stumps for Udall in West

But Coloradan stays in D.C., misses his own fundraiser

Posted: July 10, 2014 at 4:28 a.m.

President Barack Obama, while stumping and raising money for Colorado Sen. Mark Udall in Denver on Wednesday, said Udall “is a serious person who is trying to do the right thing. He’s not an ideologue. Doesn’t agree with me on everything.”

President Barack Obama urged Colorado Democrats to throw their support and their money behind the state's Sen. Mark Udall, who is locked in a tight re-election bid. But the senator himself was nowhere to be seen, having decided at the last minute to stay in Washington rather than appear alongside the president.

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