WASHINGTON--Many Senate Democrats facing tough reelection battles this fall aren't welcoming President Obama to the campaign trail, given his low approval ratings.
But Wednesday night they'll roll out the red carpet for former President Clinton, hoping the Comeback Kid can offer some tips for the upcoming midterms.
Clinton is delivering the dinnertime keynote talk at the Senate Democrats' retreat Wednesday in what is likely to be part strategy session, part pep talk as the former president's party engages in an uphill struggle to retain control of the Senate this fall.
Many of the senators in the closest races are those red state and Southern Democrats whose fate could make or break the party's hold on the upper chamber. Voters may respond more heartily to an appeal from Clinton than from the current president, especially as Democrats struggle to turn voter attitudes on the healthcare law.