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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Daily Political Wire 10-14-2010

George Wenschhof

Obama continues to reach out to young voters -
Tuesday night, he was at a town hall at George Washington University. Today, at 4:00 PM ET, he will appear on MTV aired live. has more here.

The youth vote helped Obama win the presidency in 2008. However, the concern is the young vote will not turn out in the upcoming mid term elections. I watched the Tuesday night town hall at George Washington University and the president was flat and less than inspiring - perhaps some fatigue setting in.


Unemployment claims rise 13,000 -
for the week ending October 9. This is more bad news for Democrats as voters will look to change. has more here. has a poll out today which shows low-middle income spending is lowest since January 2008 - you can read more here.


Three GOP Groups Begin 50 million ad campaign -
aimed at helping Republicans candidates with the aim of taking control of the House. The three groups are American Crossroads, American Action Network, and the Commission on Hope Growth and Opportunity. The Wall Street Journal has more here.

Campaign finance reform anyone?


Reuters/Ipsos poll says Republicans likely to win House -
the poll based on a nationwide survey showed voters favoring Republicans over Democrats overall by 48-44%.

They project the Republicans would have a majority in the House 227-208. This would be a pick up of 48 seats for Republicans.

In the Senate, they project Democrats would retain a slim majority with 52 seats to 48 for Republicans. has more here.


O'Donnell-Coons Debate brings few sparks -
The senate candidates from Delaware appeared with CNN's Wolf Blitzer last night. I was surprised Republican Christine o'Donnell performed as well as she did. Her worst moment of the debate was not being able to reference a Supreme Court decision she was unhappy with, while her opponent; Democrat Chris Coons jumped on the "Citizens United" 5-4 decision which opened the floodgates for corporate campaign contributions. has more here.


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