Spin Control

Thursday's quickie political briefing

Today's fun video: McCain does the Daily Show

Here are the headlines in the presidential campaign from The Associated Press:
Corzine says Clinton needs exceptional run in remaining primaries

Evidence scant that Wright did much damage to Obama in Ind., N.C. primaries

Former Edwards campaign manager David Bonior endorses Obama
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THE DELEGATE BREAKDOWN
Barack Obama: 1,846.5
Hillary Rodham Clinton: 1,696
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THE DEMOCRATS
Hillary Rodham Clinton stops in West Virginia, South Dakota and Oregon. Barack Obama is in Washington.
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THE REPUBLICANS
John McCain holds an afternoon fundraiser in New Jersey.
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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Why should Hillary Clinton — until there’s a nominee with the number of necessary delegates — why should she get out? We’ve never asked any other potential contender to get out before someone has the magic number. Why is Hillary Clinton different?” — Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe on NBC’s “Today” show.
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STAT OF THE DAY:
There are roughly 154,000 voters in the West Virginia with no party affiliation, compared to more than 660,000 Democrats and about 348,000 Republicans. Since the 2006 elections, roughly 19,000 people have registered as independents, double the number of new Democrats and triple the number of new Republicans.




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