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Tuesday’s quickie political briefing

Gallup: Clinton v. Obama education gap?

Here’s Tuesday’s headlines in the presidential campaign from The Associated Press:

McCain wants to shift health insurance from employers to marketplace

Clinton picks up prized endorsement in North Carolina ahead of May 6 Democratic primary

Kentucky Rep. Ben Chandler endorses Obama in presidential race

Heated presidential campaign increasingly souring Democrats on rival candidates (Here’s another take on that very theme:)


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DAILY TRACK
Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are statistically tied nationally in the Democratic presidential race, according to the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update.
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THE DELEGATE BREAKDOWN
Barack Obama: 1728.5
Hillary Rodham Clinton: 1594.5
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ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
John McCain gives a speech on health care in Tampa, Fla. Hillary Rodham Clinton tours a factory and holds meetings in Indiana. Barack Obama meets with voters and played hoops with the University of North Carolina basketball team in North Carolina.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“There’s been lots of ’Yes we can, yes we should.’ Hillary Clinton is ready to deliver.” — North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley, in announcing his support for Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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STAT OF THE DAY
Forty-four percent of the Democratic-leaning respondents in an AP-Ipsos poll said the protracted Democratic presidential primary will hurt their party’s chances in November; more supporters of Barack Obama than backers of Hillary Rodham Clinton said they had that fear.

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Jonathan Brunt is an enterprise reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


Kip Hill is a general assignments reporter for The Spokesman-Review.

Nick Deshais covers Spokane City Hall for The Spokesman-Review.

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