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His name is not on the ballot, but with Republicans on the rise, Barack Obama has a strong incentive to battle hard for Democrats in November's mid-term elections. But the president who twice carried his party to the White House may struggle to find a candidate willing to stand with him. His diminished personal brand and the unpopularity of his health care law are becoming millstones to Democratic candidates -- even as he warns the party faces a walloping unless its activists wake up. Obama often complains that Congress has thwarted his plan to grow the economy since Republicans seized the House of Representatives in 2010.