Wary Democrats pull away from Obama as 2014 nears

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

A month af­ter emerg­ing from a gov­ern­ment shut­down at the top of their game, many Democrats in Congress newly wor­ried about the party’s re­elec­tion prospects are for the first time dis­tanc­ing them­selves from Pres­i­dent Obama af­ter the dis­as­trous roll­out of his health care over­haul.

At is­sue, said sev­eral Obama al­lies, is a loss of trust in the pres­i­dent af­ter only 106,000 peo­ple — in­stead of an an­tic­i­pated half mil­lion — were able to buy insurance cov­er­age the first month of the new “Oba­macare” web­sites. “Folks are now, I think in talk­ing to mem­bers, more cau­tious with re­gard to deal­ing with the pres­i­dent,” said Rep. Elijah E. Cum­mings of Mary­land, the se­nior

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