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Democrats say they’ll campaign with Biden – if he’s pitching tangible results for their states

Democrats in tight races across the country are already dreading and carefully wording their answers to the question of whether they’d campaign alongside President Joe Biden.

In CNN’s conversations with two dozen candidates and campaign strategists, the level of enthusiasm was mixed. But even with the president at about 40% job approval in his best polls, the answer for most of them is yes – as long as he’s coming to talk about money flowing to their districts and not hoping to get them to put on Biden campaign buttons.

That’s a distinction that even Democrats in relatively safe seats are making, saying they’re happy to welcome Biden in the right circumstances.