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  • Political tidbits: Franken up by nine, Mason flip-flopped on McCain

    Al Franken (D) leads Sen. Norm Coleman (R) by nine points in a new poll of voters in Minnesota, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The paper also has a report on the first debate of the campaign, held Sunday night. On “Meet the Press”… Democratic strategist Paul Begala warns that the GOP’s guilt-by-association reasoning could… More ▸

  • Specter fights on

    Sen. Arlen Specter, the veteran Jewish Republican from Pennsylvania, is letting neither Hodgkin’s disease nor age get in the way of his re-election effort, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. More ▸

  • J Street set to make endorsements

    J Street says that on Monday it will announce its first slate of endorsed candidates. … MEDIA ADVISORY June 11, 2008 JStreetPAC to Announce First Endorsements Monday WASHINGTON – The country’s first and only pro-Israel, pro-peace PAC will announce its first endorsements Monday of House candidates committed to strong American leadership to achieve a negotiated,… More ▸

  • Al Franken on the run

    The Forward reports that comedian Al Franken is making headway in his effort to unseat U.S. Sen. Norm Colemen, noting a recent poll putting him ahead 49% to 46%. Surveys also put him ahead of his rivals for the Democratic nomination, and he also holds a commanding lead in the money race over his top… More ▸