How White House gay marriage declarations are affecting other Democratic candidates

The Democratic National Committee and other Democratic organizations this week have been playing up the White House's position as a way to rally Democratic voters.

"I am standing with the President and I hope you will, too," Washington Sen. Patty Murray wrote in a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraising email Wednesday.

But a Republican close to the GOP campaign strategy noted to Yahoo News Friday that few Democrats running in competitive races are siding with the president.

"Given the positioning of their candidates, in contradiction to their committee's stated position, are they concerned about this issue?" the strategist wrote of the DSCC.

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