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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Daily Political Wire 9-29-2010

George Wenschhof

Obama - It's time to be fired-up! -
he spoke in front of 26,000 in Madison, Wisconsin yesterday as he will travel to four states this week to energize and help get out the vote for Democrats. Republicans out voted Democrats in the primaries across the country, a bad sign for Democrats. has more here.


Continuing Resolution vote expected today in Senate -
in what has become standard operating procedure, the approval is needed to avoid a shutdown in government services. Democrats had been trying to tack on legislation to fund other programs and Republicans have refused to approve with the add ons. You can read more here.


Whitman-Brown debate in California -
in the first of three debates between the candidates running for Governor. Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman are essentially tied in the latest polls. California is experiencing a 12% unemployment rate and also has a 19 billion state deficit. The NY Times has more here.


Republicans prod House Democrats to hold Ethics Trials before mid term elections -
remember the trials of Representatives Charles Rangel (D-NY) and Maxine Waters (D-Calf.)? These ethics trials have been quietly set aside and Republicans are now pushing for them to be scheduled for before the elections for obvious political reasons. However, at this point, do not expect them to take place until after the November 2 elections. has more here.


O'Malley pulls ahead of Ehrlich 52-41% in latest Washington Post poll -
In the rematch of the 2006 election between the former governor and the incumbent governor. Democrat Martin O'Malley will also receive a boost from an upcoming visit to Prince Georges County from President Obama. You can read more here.


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