Spin Control

Thursday's quickie political briefing

Today's video: Generic Dems beating Generic Reps

Here are the headlines in the presidential campaign from The Associated Press:
Kind of blue — Obama hopes to flip Republican red states

McCain to meet Mexican president on Thursday at end of Latin American trip

Obama, McCain competing for the center, an elusive, disengaged yet crucial crowd
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THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL
Barack Obama holds a town hall meeting with veterans in Fargo, N.D. John McCain meets with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and holds a news conference in Mexico City.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY
“The center of the American electorate — moderates, independents and ticket splitters — is an amalgam of disparate interests with the following commonality: all are a few points from the ideological center of the country, and they tend to be fiscally conservative and socially tolerant.” — Greg Strimple, a Republican pollster in New York
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STAT OF THE DAY
Democrat Barack Obama reported spending $26.6 million in May. His heaviest spending was on advertising — more than $4 million was spent buying time for television commercials.




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