Democratic congressman refuses to campaign with Hillary Clinton

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...

Some Democratic Politicians Not Getting Too Close to Clinton

It's no secret that some Republicans aren't backing their party's nominee for president.

But there's also a number of Democrats who don't seem eager to get too close to Hillary Clinton.

"I'm not going to campaign with her. That's not my role at all. My responsibility is to work directly with my constituents," U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford of Nebraska said.

SEE MORE: Hillary Clinton Launches 'Republicans Against Trump' Website

U.S. Rep. Brad Ashford — Nebraska's lone Democrat in Congress — didn't appear with the Democratic nominee when she recently campaigned in his state, even though he already endorsed Clinton.

Click through images of politicians who refuse to support Donald Trump:

8 PHOTOS
Politicians who refuse to support Donald Trump
See Gallery
Politicians who refuse to support Donald Trump
ABC NEWS - 7/20/16 - Coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, which airs on all ABC News programs and platforms. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images) SEN. TED CRUZ
Former Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks critically about current Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the state of the 2016 Republican presidential campaign during a speech at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart
Former President George W. Bush campaigns for his brother Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, listens to an audience question during a town hall event hosted by CNN at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. Donald Trump remains the front-runner in South Carolina, where Republican voters head to the polls on Saturday. According to a survey released Monday by Democratic pollster Public Policy Polling, Trump holds a 17-point lead over Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who are tied for second place. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
ROCKVILLE, MD - APRIL 25: Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks during a campaign event April 25, 2016 in Rockville, Maryland. Governor Kasich continued to seek for his party's nomination for the general election. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 10: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks with reporters before a weekly policy meeting with Senate Republicans, at the U.S. Capitol, May 10, 2016, in Washington, DC. Presidential candidate Donald Trump is scheduled meet with Republican House and Senate leadership on Thursday. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
CNBC EVENTS -- The Republican Presidential Debate: Your Money, Your Vote -- Pictured: George Pataki participates in CNBC's 'Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate' live from the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado Wednesday, October 28th at 6PM ET / 8PM ET -- (Photo by: David A. Grogan/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Former U.S. President George H. W. Bush smiles while wearing a pink shirt to raise breast cancer awareness on the sidelines of the Houston Texans versus New York Giants NFL football game in Houston October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Richard Carson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

Then there's Jim Justice, West Virginia's Democratic nominee for governor.

"I cannot be a supporter of Hillary Clinton. The reason I can't be is her position on coal is diametrically, completely wrong in many, many different ways," Justice said.

During a CNN town hall meeting back in March, Clinton said, "We're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business."

That didn't sit well with West Virginia voters — many of whom have seen their local economies tank due to coal mines shutting down.

And there was one notably awkward moment with Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan.

"Do you think she's honest?" asked CNN's Manu Raju.

"She has a, um, critical, um, critical plan, among others, to make college more affordable," Hassan said.

After she dodged questions about Clinton's trustworthiness in an interview with CNN, her campaign later said Hassan thinks Clinton is trustworthy.

There's one thing all of these Democrats have in common: They're all in re-election races for their offices.

And with more than half of voters having an unfavorable opinion of Clinton, these politicians might be trying to avoid associating with her too closely.

SEE MORE: Former President Carter Calls Clinton, Trump 'Unpopular'

Read Full Story

People are Reading