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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dem Campaign Chatter 9-10-2008

George Wenschhof


Today, Obama is in Norfolk, Virginia - in the afternoon he tapes an appearance for the David Letterman show to be aired tonight, then he is in D.C. Biden is in Boston and Holyoke, Massachusetts and then Nashua, New Hampshire. Michelle Obama is in Fishers, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio.


Al Gore to speak at Iowa Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner - This will be a big event as it is scheduled in October, less than a month before the elections. has more here.


The economy continues to be the number one concern of voters - It should be as the federal deficit this year reaches 407 Billion which is double what it was last year. The national debt which stood at 5.7 Trillion when George W. Bush was elected president in 2000 is 9.7 Trillion today. has a good read here.


Lehman Brothers becomes latest investment Bank on the edge of collapse - they reported a estimated 3.9 Billion loss in the 3rd quarter. The NY Times has more here. The Dow continues it's up and down ride after the announcement Monday of the government bail out of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


The second guessing on Hillary Clinton not being picked by Obama begins in earnest - as the polls show white women supporting McCain-Palin, some Democrats are questioning why Obama did not pick Senator Clinton as his running mate. has more here.

-------------------- national poll averages from 9-5 to 9-9 show McCain at 47.9% and Obama at 45.6% - read the detail here. has analysis on areas McCain is gaining on Obama - one of the largest gains has been the economy. Read more here.

In the more important electoral vote count, has it Obama/Biden 217, McCain/Palin 189 with 132 Toss Ups - Read the details here. 270 electoral votes are needed to win. has it Obama 281, McCain 230 and Florida with it's 27 electoral votes - Tied. Read more here.

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