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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Daily Political Wire 12-29-2010

George Wenschhof

Alaska Board of Elections Certifies Murkowski as Winner in Senate Race -
after Republican Joe Miller indicated he would not attempt to block the certification, a judge lifted his stay order. The Governor is expected to sign the certification tomorrow which will allow Independent Lisa Murkowski to be sworn in on January 5. The Washington Post has more here.

Miller reserves the right to continue his legal challenge, but his chances of success are minute. His main challenge of incorrectly spelled Murkowki votes are just over 8,000 and Murkowski won with over 10,000 votes.


More Trouble on the Horizon for the Economy -
recovering from the financial meltdown of 2008 continues to be elusive. Continuing Bank failures illustrate the problem as there were more bank failures in 2010 since 1992 - the last financial crisis fueled by the savings and loans debacle. 157 banks failed this year, on top of the 140 which failed last year. The F.D.I.C. has another 860 banks on their troubled list. You can read more here.


Steele, 4 Others Agree to RNC Chair Debate -
on January 3, embattled Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele will debate four challengers. The debate will be moderated by Ticker Carlson and Grover Norquist. You can read more here.


Chicago Mayor Candidate Warns Clinton and Obama to "Stay out of Race" -
Representative Danny Davis is upset over the planned visit by former President Bill Clinton to stump for Rahm Emanuel who is also running for Mayor of Chicago. The Chicago SunTimes has more here.


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