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Monday, June 7, 2010

Daily Political Wire 6-7-2010

George Wenschhof

In case you missed some of the Sunday morning "Talking Heads" yesterday, has some highlights below.


Ten primaries and one run off election will be held tomorrow - has a quick rundown on the races to watch here.

The main Democratic intrigue involves the Arkansas run-off for senate between Lt. Governor Bill Halter and incumbent Blanche Lincoln who held a slim lead in the latest polls. On the Republican side, there are lots of battles from who will be their candidate for Governor in California (Steve Poizner or Meg Whitman), who will be their candidate for U.S. Senate in Nevada (Sue Lowden or Sharon Angle), to whether Nikki Haley can survive rumored affairs to reach the needed 50% for Governor of South Carolina. Look to see Haley win. MSNBC FirstRead has their thoughts on the races here.


Congress conference committee to tackle Financial Reform bill this week -
President Obama has tried to keep the pressure on Congress to complete the reconciliation process between the House and Senate bills with a goal of signing the bill into law by July 4. Meanwhile, Wall Street lobbyists are working hard to weaken provisions in the bill. The NY Times has more here.


Vice President Biden to visit Africa this week -
accompanied by his wife Jill, they will first meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. On Friday, they will attend the World Cup opening ceremonies in South Africa. has more here.


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