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RNC Officials Dress Up For Halloween As Democrats Running Away From Obama

"We wanted to make sure even our Halloween costumes were on message."

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With Republicans poised to make big gains across the country in next week's midterm elections, RNC operatives in D.C. are apparently feeling celebratory — and a bit troll-y — this Halloween.

One of the persistent plot lines of this election has been the awkward dance between President Obama, who is mired in low approval ratings, and electorally vulnerable Democrats in red and purple states, who need to keep their distance from their party's standard-bearer.

Republicans have spent no small amount of time highlighting this dynamic.

The official continued, "We dressed as vulnerable Democrats running from President Obama. It's been comical how much these 2014 Democrats have tried to run from the President and his failed policies. If I were a Democrat on the ballot next week, I'd be running scared, too."

McKay Coppins is a senior writer for the BuzzFeed News politics team, and the author of The Wilderness, about the battle over the future of the Republican Party.

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