October 30th, 2008
01:01 PM ET
6 years ago

Gore back on the campaign trail

(CNN) – Al Gore is back on the presidential campaign trail in Florida, stumping for Barack Obama Friday in the state that cost him the White House in 2000. The former vice president and his wife Tipper are making stops in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the areas at the center of the recount.

"Nobody knows better that every single vote counts –- especially in Florida - than Vice President Al Gore, who will be encouraging Florida voters to Early Vote in record numbers so no amount of chads, butterflies, or undervotes can stand between Floridians and the change we need," said Obama State Director Steve Schale.

President Bush won Florida in 2004.

Barack Obama has made a major play for the state in the race’s closing days, holding several Florida rallies this week, including an event with former President Bill Clinton — their first joint appearance of the campaign - in Kissimmee Wednesday night. The race in Florida remains neck and neck: Obama holds a 4 point edge over McCain, 51 to 47 percent, in the CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released this week, with 2 percent of the state’s voters undecided.


Filed under: Candidate Barack Obama
September 25th, 2008
08:20 PM ET
6 years ago

Podcast: Financial bailout plan stalled after White House meeting

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CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from The Best Political Team.

(CNN) – The Bush administration $700 billion financial bailout plan continues to be debated in Congress, following a historic meeting on the proposal at the White House Thursday.

In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily, Ed Henry reports on the meeting between the President, the two presidential candidates and top lawmakers.

Meanwhile: CNN's Dana Bash has the latest on the Republican concerns with the financial bailout plan and the latest update on what McCain has done after arriving back on Capitol Hill. Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley updates us on the Obama campaign's next move. And Jessica Yellin reports from the Capitol on why the bailout deal fell apart and the lingering issues involved.

Finally, Wolf Blitzer interviews Barack Obama on how the meeting at the White House went - and where he goes from here.

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September 23rd, 2008
08:05 PM ET
6 years ago

Podcast: Some voters already going to the polls in some states

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CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from the Best Political Team.

(CNN) — The Bush administration $700 billion plan for bailing out the nation's stalled financial system got its first public review on Capitol Hill Tuesday.

In the latest installment of CNN= Politics Daily, Brianna Keilar reports on how lawmakers are responding to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson's proposal to rescue Wall Street.

Meanwhile: Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley is out on the campaign trail in Florida, one of the key battleground states in the November election. Crowley outlines what Sen. Barack Obama wants in the bailout plan, and Dana Bash has the latest from Sen. John McCain who discussed what he'd like to see in the plan during his first press conference in several weeks.

Finally, some voters are already going to the polls even though there's still more than a month left in the general election campaign.  Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider reports on the practice of early voting.

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