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Where are the Democratic stars? Few party leaders hit the trail.

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PORTLAND, Ore. — President Biden declared Saturday that the upcoming midterms are “the most important off-year election” the country has had since “[Franklin D.] Roosevelt’s time.” On Tuesday, discussing abortion rights, he upped the ante, proclaiming, “We’re only 22 days away from the most consequential election in our history.”

Yet Biden has not held a campaign rally since before Labor Day. He has largely shied away from appearing with candidates in the most competitive races, amid worries he will drag them down with his low approval ratings. And his most frequent campaign activity is raising money from high-dollar donors with no television cameras or photographers present.

The gap between his declaration that Nov. 8 is a pivotal moment in American history and a campaign schedule that hardly reflects that urgency is matched by other top…

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