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The upcoming midterm elections will be vital for Democrats in the Senate – they're in very real danger of losing their side of Congress to Republicans. So, as Jon Stewart and The Daily Show team noted, they're doing their best to pander to their base – by running away from an unpopular president in their party.

But as Stewart noted, the candidates attempting to shut down Obama aren't Republicans. They're Democrats "throwing the president shade." That said, it's not likely to have much of an impact on the man, Stewart guessed.

"You think you're gonna shame Obama by not wanting to be seen with him in public?" he said. "Man has two teenage daughters. I think he's familiar with the concept of being shunned."

However, Obama is the last of some of these candidates' issues. Alison Grimes, running against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is currently contending with a problematic father. The problem in question? Her father owns a restaurant called Hugh Jass Burgers.

Among some real menu items: "Abby's Hugh Jass," named after his daughter, and "Charlotte's Rack," named after his wife. Among some of Stewart's suggested menu items: "My Goddaughter's Tater Tits" and "Aunt Sophie's Crusty Muffin." 

Watch the full clip – including Stewart's takes on other candidates' issues – below.

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