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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dem Campaign Chatter 10-25-2008

George Wenschhof

Today, Obama is back on the trail - after a visit with his ailing grandmother who helped to raise him - the NY Times has a good read here. He is in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada. Then heads to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Biden is in Suffolk, Virginia.


Obama 53%, McCain 41% - Obama maintains double digit lead in this Newsweek Poll taken 10-22 and 10-23. You can read more here. The Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby poll released today has it Obama 51%, McCain 42%. You can read more here.


Elwyn Tinklenberg (D) surges in Minnesota 6th District congressional race - this after Michele Bachmann, the Republican incumbent stepped in it big time on "Hardball" with Chris Matthews. On the show, last Friday, Bachmann, sounding like former Senator Joseph McCarthy, said Obama and his wife Michelle had anti-American views. Since then, Tinklenberg has raised 1.45 million and the DCCC has earmarked another 1 million to the race. You can contribute to her campaign here. We owe a thank you to Chris Matthews for exposing to the rest of the country that Michele Bachmann is unfit for office.


What does Lieberman say about Sarah Palin? -"Thank God she's not going to have to be president from Day One. McCain's going to be alive and well." It looks like Joementum will not be welcomed by the Republicans as well as the Democrats after this statement to reporters. Read more here.


The Obama grassroots campaign organization is very strong - 770 field offices across the country direct canvassing and phone call operations. Read more here.


Obama campaign releases new ad - it is entitled "Defining Moment". Obama explains his programs and in a former President John F. Kennedy like statement says it is not just whether you will be better off than you were but will the country be better off than it was. You can watch it here.


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