September 30th, 2010
07:28 PM ET
4 years ago

Miller campaign deletes more tweets

(CNN) - The tweets are a-flyin' in the last great frontier. Again.

Alaska GOP Senate nominee Joe Miller's campaign has deleted at least four tweets published on its official Twitter account Wednesday night that imply Miller feels his election is all but certain.

"Think I'll do some house hunting while I'm in DC," one of them read.

And then: "Guess I should pick out some office furniture, as well …"

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Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller
September 30th, 2010
07:22 PM ET
4 years ago

New Hampshire GOP Senate nominee continues to lead

(CNN) - Republican Kelly Ayotte may be even closer to fending off her Democratic opponent in New Hampshire's Senate race, according to a new poll.

A WMUR Granite State Poll released Thursday found that 50 percent of likely voters support Ayotte, while 35 percent support Democratic Rep. Paul Hodes. Twelve percent remain undecided.

The survey shows that likely voters who are "very interested" in the election support Ayotte by a 56 to 36 percent margin.

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Filed under: 2010 • Kelly Ayotte • New Hampshire • Paul Hodes • Polls
September 30th, 2010
05:38 PM ET
4 years ago

Chambliss staffer removed over anti-gay comment

(CNN) – Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Georgia, said Thursday he has removed a staff member confirmed as the author of an anti-gay comment on a gay and lesbian blog.

"The office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms has concluded its investigation, and I responded to that report immediately with the removal of a member of my staff," Chambliss said in a statement released by his office Thursday.

Earlier: Chambliss office source of anti-gay comment

The Chambliss staffer allegedly responded to a blog posting about a Senate vote on a defense bill that included a repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy by writing "ALL F–GOTS MUST DIE" in the blog's comments section.

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September 30th, 2010
04:52 PM ET
4 years ago

Sources: top Democrats want an aggressive Obama on the trail

(CNN) - Democratic congressional leaders used a White House strategy session Thursday to push President Barack Obama to be more aggressive in helping them campaign in the final weeks before November's elections, multiple senior Democratic sources familiar with the meeting tell CNN.

According to the sources, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the president that congressional Democrats want to see more of the kind of campaign rally and rhetoric he displayed this week in Wisconsin. They said they especially want him to continue to make the case - and the contrast with Republicans - on jobs and the economy.

The president said he would, and signaled that there are other campaign events in the works beyond the handful that have already been announced, according to the sources.

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Filed under: Democrats • President Obama
September 30th, 2010
04:07 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama to spend Thursday night helping party raise money

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will help his party raise money Thursday night.

The president is the main attraction at a small fundraising dinner at a private residence in the nation's capitol. A Democratic Party source tells CNN that the event is expected to bring in around $1 million for the Democratic National Committee.

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Filed under: 2010 • DNC • President Obama
September 30th, 2010
04:06 PM ET
4 years ago

SEIU rips Whitman at start of $5 million ad campaign

(CNN) - The Service Employees International Union is out with a new television ad in California hitting GOP gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman for paying an undocumented immigrant to be her housekeeper.

"Whitman attacks undocumented workers to win votes, but an undocumented woman worked in her home for nine years," the narrator of the ad says in Spanish.

The ad comes one day after the housekeeper held a press conference during which she alleged that she had been "exploited, disrespected, humiliated and emotionally and financially abused" by the former eBay CEO.

"Whitman says one thing in Spanish - and something different in English," the ad concludes. "The real Meg Whitman has no shame. She's a two-faced woman."

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Filed under: 2010 • California • Meg Whitman • SEIU
September 30th, 2010
03:57 PM ET
4 years ago

Biden returning to guess where? Ohio.

(CNN) – Vice President Biden will be making his fourth trip to Ohio in the past six weeks, as the White House tries to bolster the re-election bid of Gov. Ted Strickland.

Strickland campaign communications director Lis Smith confirmed Biden will hit the Youngstown area on Monday for two stops and a fundraiser.

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Filed under: Joe Biden • Ohio • Ted Strickland
September 30th, 2010
03:49 PM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Cuomo leads Paladino by 15 points

(CNN) - The first poll of New Yorkers conducted nearly entirely since Republican Rick Lazio dropped his bid for governor indicates that state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the Democrat's nominee, leads GOP nominee Carl Paladino 53 to 38 percent among likely voters, with eight percent undecided.

According to a Marist College Institute for Public Opinion survey released Thursday, Cuomo is capturing nearly eighty percent of the Democratic vote, just over a quarter of the Republican vote, with Independents divided between the two candidates.

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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • Carl Paladino • New York • Polls • Rick Lazio
September 30th, 2010
03:43 PM ET
4 years ago

Meg Whitman offers to take polygraph test on maid charges

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) – Meg Whitman, California's Republican nominee for governor, denied Thursday ever seeing a letter from the federal government questioning her former housekeeper's Social Security number.

Whitman said she would be willing to take a polygraph test, to prove that she was "really stunned" to learn just last year that Nicky Diaz Santillan was an undocumented worker.

"If it comes to that, I would be delighted to do that," Whitman said at a news conference.

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Filed under: 2010 • California • Meg Whitman
September 30th, 2010
03:24 PM ET
4 years ago

Boehner pledges overhaul of House spending rules

(CNN) - House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, laid out a sweeping reform agenda for Congress Thursday, promising to make spending increases much tougher if he becomes speaker in January.

Sticking to the GOP focus on skyrocketing federal deficits, Boehner said that too many congressmen currently "go out and promise their constituents the moon," which ultimately leads to "passing more bills, micromanaging more bureaucracies, and raiding the federal treasury."

Addressing the conservative American Enterprise Institute, he promised to help usher in a new era of bipartisan cooperation, but also pledged to change House rules in a way that would strongly favor the agenda being pushed by fiscal conservatives in the Tea Party movement and elsewhere.

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Filed under: House of Representatives • issues • John Boehner
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