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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Daily Democratic Wire 10-6-2009

George Wenschhof

Today, President Barack Obama will visit the National Counter terrorism Center in D.C. - later in the day, he will meet with Vice President Joe Biden and Congressional Leaders to discuss U.S. policy in Afghanistan. has more here.


CNN to televise interview focused on Afghanistan with Clinton and Gates tonight - Christiane Amanpour and Frank Sesno interviewed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert Gates at Georgetown University. Both Clinton and Gates indicated the U.S. was committed for the long haul to Afghanistan and the region. has more here.


Senate Finance Committee approval of Baucus health care bill delayed - the bill crafted by committee chair Max Baucus (D-Mont.) was expected to receive a vote today. Agreement to delay the committee vote was due to wanting to receive a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on the projected cost. has more here.


Virginia Candidates for Governor debate tonight - Democrat Creigh Deeds will face off against Republican Robert McDonnell tonight at 7:00 PM aired on ABC 7. The debate is co-sponsored by ABC 7, Politico, Google and YouTube. Viewers will be able to ask questions via google moderator by sending text or YOUTube videos. The debate will be moderated by ABC 7 Leon Harris and Politico John Harris. The candidates are locked in a very close contest with the general election date of November 3 rapidly approaching so this debate could be pivotal to the final outcome. has more here.


New Jersey race for Governor now tied in latest poll - Democrat Jon Corzine has 44% and Chris Christie 43% in the poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University/Public Mind. Independent Chris Daggett has 4% with 5% undecided. You can read more on the poll here. Both races for governor in Virginia and New Jersey are being watched closely by Democrats and Republicans as they will both spin the results as an early indicator for the midterm elections next year.


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