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Friday, October 29, 2010

Daily Political Wire 10-29-2010

George Wenschhof

The last weekend prior to the mid term elections is upon us and many voters will be thankful the media barrage from candidate campaigns is almost over. For candidates involved in close contests, this is it and their last chance to convince those remaining undecided voters.

On Monday, I will post my predictions on the House and Senate composition, as well as, local Frederick County, Maryland races.


Rumors Swirl Clinton asked Meek to drop out and endorse Crist -
I have been posting for the last several weeks the only way republican Marco Rubio gets beat in the Florida Senate race is if Democrat Kendrick Meek dropped out and endorsed Independent Charlie Crist.

Seems former President Bill Clinton agreed and tried recently to convince Meek to drop out. has more here.


Palin gives support to Joe Miller over Lisa Murkowski in Alaska Senate Race -
Murkowski stayed in as a write in candidate after being beaten by Republican tea party backed candidate Joe Miller. She is currently leading in polls which is a rare feat for a write in candidate. Palin is trying to prop up Miller and in spite of the infighting among Murkowski and Miller, Democrat Scott McAdams remains a long shot to win. The Washington Post has more here.


President Obama meets with progressive Bloggers -
a group which has been dissatisfied with the accomplishments to date of the Obama administration. Whether it was Health Care Reform or Finance Reform, progressives felt the legislation fell short. says "The bloggers who met with the president at the White House included AMERICAblog's Joe Sudbay; Eschaton's Duncan Black ("Atrios"); Barbara Morrill of DailyKos; Crooks and Liars editor Jon Amato; and Oliver Willis, who runs his eponymous site." You can read more here.

Doubtful, this meeting will have any effect on the election as viewers of these sites are not voting Republican.


Schumer and Durbin in line to be next Senate Majority Leader - If Harry Reid loses in the Nevada Senate race and democrats retain the majority, Illinois Senator Richard Durbin and NY Senator Charles Schumer will battle to become the next Senate Majority Leader.

The NY Times has more here.


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