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Monday, October 27, 2008

Dem Campaign Chatter 10-27-2008

George Wenschhof

Today, Obama is in Canton Ohio - He will deliver a speech at 12:30 PM ET which the campaign is saying is his "closing argument". has more here. has excerpts from the speech here. Obama then travels to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Yesterday in Colorado, Obama drew crowds of 100,000 in Denver and 45,000 in Fort Collins.

Biden will be in Greenville, North carolina and New Port Richey, Florida. Michelle Obama is in Burbank, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. While in Burbank, Michelle will appear on the "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno. Watch tonight at 11:30 PM ET.


Washington Post Poll has Obama up by 8 in Virginia - The poll was conducted 10-22 to 10-25-2008 and showed Obama 52% and McCain 44%. Virginia has not voted Democratic since the 1964 election. The Washington Post has more here.


Anchorage Daily News endorses Obama-Biden - the largest newspaper in Akaska says Palin "too risky" to be step away from President. You can read more here.

-------------------- has a good read today on late upsets - It is entitled "Late Upsets Are Rare, but Have Happened". The article points out that only twice in the last 14 elections has a candidate trailing in the polls at this date, go on to win the popular vote. Only one, Ronald Reagan in 1980 went on to win the popular vote and the electoral college. You can read the column here.


In Illinois, speculation begins as to who will replace Obama in the Senate - if Obama is elected President, the most favored names so far are Illinois Representatives Jesse Jackson Jr. and Jan Schakowsky. Governor Rod Blagojevich would make the appointment. has more here.


Dow Jones expecting a bumpy ride today - oversea markets dropped and were expected to impact the Dow as it opened today. As of 10:56 AM ET, there had been a modest drop of 52.33 and the Dow stood at 8326.62.


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