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McCain On DC Gun Ban

“Today, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on District of Columbia v. Heller, a landmark case for all Americans who believe as I do that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms. I am proud to have joined in an amicus brief to the Court calling for a ruling in keeping with the clear intent of our Founding Fathers, which ensures the Second Amendment rights of the residents of District of Columbia are reaffirmed.”

 http://race42008.com/2008/03/18/mccain-on-dc-gun-ban-case/ Kavon W. Nikrad  3-18-2008

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Democrat Voters for McCain

The lengthy Democratic primary contest bodes well for Republican chances of holding the White House, a new poll suggests.

Among Obama supporters, 20 percent said they would vote for Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican nominee, if Clinton beats their candidate for the nomination. Among Clinton supporters, 19 percent said they would support McCain in November if Obama is the Democratic nominee.

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200803/POL20080321a.html  Fred Lucas  3-21-2008

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Ohio Evangelicals Did What?

43% of white evangelical Christian voters in Ohio backed Democrats in the March presidential primary. Ohio evangelical voters from both parties told pollsters that jobs and the economy were their top concerns – eclipsing abortion and gay marriage even among Republicans.

 The Zogby poll indicated that 14% of voters in this year’s Ohio Democrat primary – 300,000 people – were white evangelical Christians, as we 39% of those voting in the GOP primary.

In Ohio, Hillary had 57% support of the white Democrat evangelicals, while Obama received 35% – McCain got 41% and Huckabee 42%.

http://blog.cleveland.com/openers/2008/03/evangelicals_open_to_democrats.html  Sabrina Eaton  3-10-2008

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Ohio Now a Toss-Up State

Rasmussen moved Ohio from Leans Democrat to a Toss-Up in the Electoral College projections on the Rasmussen Reports Balance of Power Calculator.  McCain leads Obama by a statistically insignificant percentage point  and also leads Hillary by three.  Ohio now joins three other states in the Toss-Up category – Colorado, Missouri and Nevada.

 The early battlegrounds lie in 8 states that are either pure Toss-Up or just slightly leaning to one party or another.  Florida (27) Ohio (20) Virginia (13) Missouri (11) Colorado (9) Iowa (7) Nevada (5) New Mexico (5)

 http://race42008.com/2008/03/10/rasmussen-moves-ohio-to-toss-up/  KavonW. Nikrad  3-10-2008

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New Electoral Maps

 SUSA has just completed general election polling in all 50 states and put up their first complete look at the electoral dynamics in a hypothetical McCain vs. Obama and McCain vs. Clinton matchup. An important note: This is a baseline survey. SurveyUSA polled 600 registered voters in each state (30,000 altogether). Since it’s just registered voters, they didn’t apply their highly accurate likely voter model in each individual state. They also didn’t factor in any margin of error. There are some screwy results, but it’s fascinating overall. McCain runs significantly stronger in the Northwest (winning Oregon and Washington) but weaker in the Rust Belt (losing Ohio, PA and WV to Clinton) . Against Obama, McCain is much weaker in the Northwest and Central Plains, but stronger in the Rust Belt. Take a look:

 http://race42008.com/2008/03/06/surveyusa-electoral-maps/   LJ  3-6-2008

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McCain 996 Delegates

On Saturday, McCain picked up all nine delegates awarded by the GOP in American Samoa, as well as the nine GOP delegates from the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Republican Party members in Puerto Rico awarded all 20 delegates at stake Sunday to Arizona Sen. John McCain, who has vowed to help resolve Washington’s complicated relationship with the U.S. Caribbean territory.

McCain’s total:  996 delegates. Mike Huckabee trails with 254 delegates.

http://race42008.com/2008/02/24/mccain-wins-puerto-rico/  2-24-2008  LJ

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Portman on the List for VP?

A few of the names being bandied about for McCain’s VP are politicians in their 40s and 50s, including Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, 47; Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida, 51, whose well-timed endorsement helped Mr. McCain win the crucial swing-state’s primary; Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, 47; and Rob Portman, 52, a former Ohio congressman and director of the Office of Management and Budget.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23317768/   2-24-2008  Michael Cooper

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