(CNN)—In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley gives an overview of the Democrats effort across the map, as the number of remaining Democratic primary contests slides into the single digits.
Meanwhile, race and gender still weigh heavily on the minds of many voters. CNN’s Brian Todd has details, while CNN’s Jessica Yellin gives a preview of what’s at stake for Clinton and Obama in North Carolina.
Finally, John McCain served up some tough criticism of the Bush administration Thursday, condemning its widely-criticized response to Hurricane Katrina - one sign the presumptive Republican nominee may be working to distance himself from the president. CNN’s Dana Bash traveled with McCain to New Orleans, the latest stop on his tour of ‘forgotten America.’
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Chairman Linda Daves, North Carolina Republican Party, made the following statement:
“Senator Clinton won’t give straight answers on where she stands on the most important issues facing our country. How someone can claim to one audience that she will ‘of course’ support our troops, then turn around and vote against the funding they need to complete their mission and return home? How can someone claim she wants to improve our health care, but propose a plan that would cost $110 billion a year, increase the bureaucracy, and take health care choices away from individuals? How can someone talk about fiscal responsibility in front of one audience, and propose $800 billion in new spending in front of another? How can we trust a Presidential candidate who refuses to tell us the truth? Senator Clinton will soon learn that there’s more to running for President than just pandering to whichever audience you happen to be speaking to at the moment. The American people will not support a candidate they can’t trust.”