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Wednesday’s quickie political briefing

Today’s video: Surprise pick for GOP Veep?

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Here are the headlines in the presidential campaign from The Associated Press.
Joe Lieberman, the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000, to speak at GOP convention

Adviser says Obama to campaign with newly named running mate Saturday

Text message approach in vice presidential announcement could help Obama with turnout

AFL-CIO jabs McCain on his economic record in new mailer

Obama makes unannounced stop in Greensboro, NC

To read the stories behind the headlines, click here and scroll down.
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THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Barack Obama campaigns in the Virginia cities of Martinsville and Lynchburg. John McCain campaigns in Las Cruces, N.M.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“What Obama is creating is this army of individuals, these grass-roots activists, who are out there trying to change the world in 160 characters or less.” — David All, a Republican strategist, on Democrat Barack Obama’s plan to break the news of his running mate by text messaging supporters.
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STAT OF THE DAY
U.S. soldiers have given more money to Democrat Barack Obama than Republican John McCain. Obama received $335,536 from 859 members of the military. McCain got $280,513 from 558 military donors, according to a report from the Center for Responsive Politics, which looked at donations of $200 or more.


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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.

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