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Polls: Obama Pre-Convention Numbers Rise In Key Swing States

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

In the days before the conventions begin, Obama has taken a solid lead in Minnesota, leads outside the margin of error in Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Mexico, and he is within 2% in red Florida, North Carolina, Nevada.

Obama's Florida Dominance: 9,785 More Ads

WSJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Florida's living rooms, the presidential contest so far has been a landslide -- Barack Obama, 9,785; John McCain, zero. That is the tally of local...

Obama: Bad Economy Could Help Me Win Florida

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's two-day campaign swing through economically hard-hit areas of Central Florida and John McCain's country concert extravaganza in the Pan...

Obama Asks That Florida and Michigan Delegations Get Full Votes

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

In a surprise move, the Obama campaign has asked that the Florida and Michigan delegates to the Democratic convention be seated with full votes, embracing the Clinton camp and underlining the inevitability of his nomination.

Sam Stein

Obama Heckled For Not Focusing On Black Issues | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain is usually the candidate getting heckled and interrupted on the trail, a product of his open town halls but also the more controversial as...

Sam Stein

Obama 'Months Ahead' Of Gore/Kerry In Organizing Florida | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama is set to open more than a dozen offices in Florida in the next two weeks alone, a commitment of resources that his campaign says wi...

Florida Could Hinge On Black Vote

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

State Sen. Frederica Wilson had a question for Barack Obama the last time he was in Miami and gave a speech at a posh, downtown hotel: When was he com...

Obama Winning Florida Money Race

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrat Barack Obama outraised Republican John McCain by nearly $500,000 in Florida in June, validating his decision to rebuff limited public campaig...

Daily Show Asks Elderly Jewish Voters About Obama (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac travels to South Florida to find out if Barack Obama can win the elderly Jewish vote. [WATCH]...

Florida Voter Registration Shows "Huge Swing" Towards Democrats

South Florida Sun Sentinel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An escalating number of voters registering as Democrats is providing evidence that the 2008 election could produce a wave of support for Barack Obama ...

My Mother: A Nana for Obama

Sherman Yellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherman Yellen

Simply said, my mother would have voted for Obama to keep her promise to the future, "for the sake of the kids. I hope that many of those in Florida, and elsewhere, planning to vote for McCain think again.

Polls Show Democrats Drawing Together Behind Obama

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

An eagerly anticipated set of swing-state polls suggest Obama's support is reaching toward the levels boasted by Clinton last month, signaling a unifying Democratic base.

Sam Stein

Here Comes The Story Of A Hurricane McCain | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The topic-de-jour in Campaign 08 on Thursday was the National Catastrophe Fund, a pocket of loot that would help states to stabilize the insurance mar...

Betting On Obama's New Map

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

Obama is strong in the Rockies and weak in the Appalachians. His map is tilted to the west. He may well win Col. and even Nev. in the general election but how does that balance against Ohio, Penn. Fl.?

Lanny Davis Outlines Michigan, Florida Compromise

Politico | Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here are two important neutral principles that should guide the Democratic National Committee's Rules Committee when they meet May 31 to decide whethe...

Obama's Florida Compromise: Delegates Count For Half

Election Central | Eric Kleefeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama is now floating a compromise on the Florida situation, telling the St. Petersburg Times that one idea would be to cut the delegations' si...

Axelrod On Florida, Michigan: We'll Go More Than Halfway

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NPR just sent out a press release with excerpts of an interview Obama Chief Strategist David Axelrod gave "All Things Considered" host Michele Norris,...

Polls: Registered Dems Still Prefer Clinton

Daniel Nichanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Nichanian

A rash of polls this week show strong continuing support for Clinton, her besting McCain in vital states where Obama is weak. She polled better in FL, of course, but also in NC, where Obama trounced her this month.

Thomas B. Edsall

Opposition Grows To Clinton's Delegate Cause Celebre | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a last ditch stand, Hillary Clinton is trying to turn the seating of the disputed Florida and Michigan delegations into a cause celebre, posing que...

Obama Rips Into McCain On Lobbyists (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Monday, The Huffington Post reported: Just twelve years ago, when [Sen. John] McCain was politically recuperating from his involvement in the Keat...

Sam Stein

Clinton Camp Pushes Ahead With 2210 Argument | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, Sen. Hillary Clinton's chief spokesman Howard Wolfson acknowledged that the campaign had recalibrate...

Obama To Florida Superdelegates: Delegates Will At The Convention

McClatchy | Lesley Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama says Florida's delegation will be at the national Democratic Party's convention this summer, ''happy, with their party hats on,'' two unc...

Obama, Not Clinton, Pressing For Florida Delegate Solution

The Buzz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Hillary Clinton campaign has yet to express any interest in negotiating a solution to Florida's delegate mess, but a couple key Barack Obama staff...

Florida: Count Our Delegates Or We Won't Vote

The Buzz | Adam Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Howard Dean and Barack Obama may insist Florida's Democratic presidential primary was meaningless, but a new poll shows Florida Democrats aren't buyin...

Clinton Donors Threaten To Withhold Funds From DNC

New York Times | MICHAEL LUO and JOHN M. BRODER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times reports on the latest behind-the-scenes conflict over the delegate stalemate in Florida and Michigan. Reflecting how tense the si...