A number of College Democrats who traveled to Kentucky to campaign for Alison Grimes were surprised to learn that the Obama t-shirts they were wearing were considered inappropriate attire.

Victoria Sheridan of the GW Hatchet reported.

Behind-the-scenes moments from the College Democrats’ trip to Kentucky

Many students filled their bags for the trip with t-shirts depicting President Barack Obama and their GW College Democrats shirts with Obama’s name emblazoned on the back.

But it wasn’t until they got to Kentucky that canvassers remembered to be careful not to connect Democratic candidates there with Obama. Alison Grimes, who is running against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, wanted to differentiate herself from the president and the administration’s policies that don’t resonate with Kentucky residents, like Obama’s policies toward coal mining.

Luckily for them, the weather was so cold they had to cover up anyway, and their t-shirts were hidden under jackets and sweatshirts.