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Spin Control

Wednesday’s quickie political briefing

You want polls? We got polls
Survey USA has new WA numbers for president and Governor.

Everybody, their cousin and their cousin's dog has new numbers in the presidential race and there is some tightening.

AP has new polls that show Obama ahead or tied in 8 battleground states, GOP worries about landslide

Other headlines in the presidential campaign from the Associated Press:

McCain proposes to give more revenue to coastal states that boost offshore oil production

Obama takes his case to the country with infomercial, broader TV blitz

Palin calls for break from Bush energy policy that relied too much on imported oil

Post-convention Republican unity breaks down as McCain finds GOP critics of all stripes

To read the stories behind these headlines, click here and scroll down.
7 days until the election
Today is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot in Idaho. Request must be received by the county elections office by 5 p.m.
Barack Obama stops in North Carolina before campaigning in Florida. Joe Biden attends a rally in the Florida towns of Jupiter and Sunrise.
John McCain talks to voters in Florida. Sarah Palin campaigns in Ohio and Indiana.

WA Gov
Dino Rossi gives a deposition in Seattle, may address the Rotary Club at lunch.
“Sen. Obama is running to be redistributionist in chief. I’m running to be commander in chief.” — Republican John McCain on his Democratic rival.
President Bush and Democrat John Kerry spent a combined $650 million in the 2004 presidential campaign.

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