Last, final, no-kidding-this-is-it reminder: To have your primary ballot count, it must be postmarked today, or deposited in a box at a drop-off site or a voter service center. For a list of locations, click here.
Today’s video: Something to consider as Obama gets ready to name a veep.
Here are the headlines in the presidential race from The Associated Press:
As speculation over veep choice grows, Obama plans to visit Ill. capital where campaign began
McCain flies to Gulf of Mexico oil platform, calls on Obama to support offshore drilling
Western states, traditionally Republican, offer possible opening for Obama
Obama tells military veterans that McCain is wrong to question his character and patriotism
Obama prepares to announce choice for vice president in the coming days
Atlanta fundraiser tied to Abramoff scandal figure brings in more than $1.75 million for GOP
To read the stories behind the headlines, click here and scroll down.
THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Prez: Barack Obama speaks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Orlando, Fla., and holds a town hall meeting in Raleigh, N.C. john McCain campaigns in Louisiana.
Gov: Chris Gregoire and Dino Rossi attend going-away ceremonies for Washington National Guard units being sent to Iraq. Click here for previous post.
Local: Spokane Democrats and most of their candidates hold an election night gathering at Franklin Park from 5:30 p.m. until dusk. GOP legislative candidate Diana Wilhite has a gathering at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley. Legislative candidate Matt Shea has a gathering at All Sports Grill in Liberty Lake.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Let me be clear: I will let no one question my love of this country.” — Barack Obama.
STAT OF THE DAY
Republican John McCain is leading Democrat Barack Obama by 10 points among whites, according to a recent Associated Press-Ipsos poll.