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Rep. Joseph Cao (R-La.) is the only Republican who voted for Barack Obama's health care overhaul law (and the only GOP lawmaker to attend the White House Super Bowl party), but that doesn't mean the congressman can count on the president's support for his re-election bid.

Obama appears in a new ad backing Cao's Democratic opponent, state Rep. Cedric Richmond.

It's the president's first appearance in a campaign commercial during the 2010 midterm election cycle, The Wall Street Journal reported. The 30-second spot started airing over the weekend.

"New Orleans needs Cedric Richmond in Congress," Obama says. "And so do I. I hope you'll give Cedric your vote."

Polls show Cao and Richmond (pictured) running about even in the New Orleans district that is historically Democratic.

Richmond's campaign paid for the ad, which was done by AKPD Message and Media, White House adviser David Axelrod's old political consulting firm in Chicago, according to the Journal.

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Obama's elections defense is 'do you want to go back to the GOP days?' Yes Mr. President, compared to your flailing presidency and this spend drunk name-calling Dem Congress, yes I do. Absolutely and unequivocally. And just for the record, I supported both Clintons for office.

October 04 2010 at 9:41 PM Report abuse +12 rate up rate down Reply
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If you want to go back to the GOP days, then you want to return to an economic downturn. His presidency is not "flailing." He has saved us from a depression and stopped the hemmorhaging of jobs. Have you forgotten that Bush never vetoed a SINGLE spending bill? Have you forgotten that Bush outspent every president before him? Bush drove us into a ditch and now you're complaining about Obama spending the money for a tow truck.

October 05 2010 at 7:26 AM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply

This is absolutely amazing to me. It is hard to believe that anyone that has had to earn a living or provide for a family over the past 18 to 20 years, or has been out of college and attempting to start out on their own in the past 4 to 6 years could ever wish to return to what was not working out for Americans during the downturn of the economy under president Bush. Who wants to return to the days in which each evening on their drive home from work they saw more and more foreclosure signs and for sale signs as they neared their own neighborhood. .. only wondering what discouraging information they'd find in their own mailbox or messages left on their voice mail when they checked? Just why would anyone wish to return to policies that, even if not designed for that purpose, meant very little good for the average working American?

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