From the daily archives: Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Update: Check that. Saturday.

First reported by ABC News. This by NYT:

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is moving to suspend her campaign and endorse Senator Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential nominee, probably on Friday, according to a senior adviser to Mrs. Clinton.

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It is clear Hillary does not want to concede. Attention uncommitted Ohio super delegates. No better time like the present to make your statements! Contact the folks below today and let them know it is time to align behind the presumptive nominee. Let’s get crack-a-lackin’!

State Rep. Chris Redfern (aka Obama’s biggest fan in Ohio)
(614) 221-6563
E-Mail

Sen. Sherrod Brown
1-888-896-OHIO
Contact page

Rep. Marcy Kaptur
(800)964-4699
Contact page

Rep. Dennis Kucinich
(202)225-5871
(216)228-8850
(440)845-2707

Rep. Charlie Wilson
1-888-706-1833

Rep. Zack Space
1-866-910-7577

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The latest Quinnipiac Ohio Poll contains a lot of good news for Democrats…

38% of Ohioans think the Ohio Republican Party is more corrupt than the ODP (30%).

67% say the Marc Dann scandal does not reflect poorly on the Democratic Party in Ohio and only 12% of people think the Marc Dann scandal is more serious than the Taft scandal.

55% approve of the job Ted Strickland is doing (only 23% Disapprove)

and

71% approve of giving employees 7 paid sick days.

Unfortunately, 85% also think that English should be the official language of Ohio.

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The PD blog’s Stephen Koff posted yesterday about a group called the Ohio Effective Government Project (OEGP) that was responsible for making robocalls for Deborah Pryce back in 2006.

Breaking with tradition, the PD blog actually gave another blogger credit for discovering the robocalls- namely ME! They even included a link. (welcome to the world of blog courtesy, guys)

At the time I posted audio of the robocall along with a link to OGEP’s finance reports which had yet to be filed.

The information is now there – though it’s much too late to really be useful.

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I didn’t hit submit because I won’t sign up for her attempt at bolstering her list. I will, though, share with you my message for Hillary that I would have left at Hillary Clinton dot com:

Don’t go away mad. Just go away.

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Last night’s speeches

On June 4, 2008 By

In case – like me – you didn’t get to see them earlier…

Obama:

Clinton:

And – for completeness – McCain:

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BBC’s take on Clinton

On June 4, 2008 By

I’m sure the people who haven’t come to grips with the results will consider this another example of the “anti-Clinton media bias”, but I think this is a pretty fair assessment.

Last November, at about seven in the morning, I remember trying to ask Hillary Clinton a quick question as she swept out of a hotel in Des Moines, Iowa, and into a waiting car.

Her press people said the BBC would not buy any favours with the Clinton team by shoving a microphone under the former first lady’s nose.

Instead they said we might like to drive across […]

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