President Obama is in Texas, and with his impact on November races still up for debate, The Texas Tribune points to Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White as evidence that Democrats really don't want to be seen around the president. While Obama appears today in Austin and Dallas, White will be elsewhere, campaigning, among other places, in Midland, where President Bush (the younger) grew up:

Ever had a date you didn't want to introduce to your mother?

Bill White knows how you felt. The Democratic nominee for governor will campaign today in Midland, Abilene and Alvarado. Where he won't be is in Austin and Dallas, where President Barack Obama, the leader of White's political party, will be holding two fundraisers and giving a speech on higher education -- and, it turns out, meeting briefly with White's opponent, Republican Gov. Rick Perry, to talk about border issues.

Read the full story at The Texas Tribune.

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