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Spin Control

Tuesday’s quickie political briefing

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.

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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.

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.
“Let me be clear: I will let no one question my love of this country.” — Barack Obama.
Republican John McCain is leading Democrat Barack Obama by 10 points among whites, according to a recent Associated Press-Ipsos poll.

The Spokesman-Review's political team keeps a critical eye on local, state and national politics.