What a day… I barely had a chance to even check the news today. Here’s a few important links of the days on the political front:
From the Huff Po: Dodd And Feingold Will Filibuster Telecom Immunity… and “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says he will support Dodd and Feingold.” Think Progess has more.
Oh and speaking of the Telcom Immunity Act: SPOTLIGHT: Telco PACs Gave $8K to Dems Who Changed Their Vote on FISA.
Barack Obama “holds 12-point lead over McCain“ in the latest LA Times/Bloomberg national poll.
From TPM Election Central: GOP Senator Runs New Ad Touting His Work With Barack Obama… Watch the ad here:
Via the Obama campaign: the Obama camp responds to GOP Senator Gordon Smith’s ad:
“Barack Obama has a long record of bipartisan accomplishment and we appreciate that it is respected by his Democratic and Republican colleagues in the Senate. But in this race, Oregonians should know that Barack Obama supports Jeff Merkley for Senate. Merkley will help Obama bring about the fundamental change we need in Washington,” said Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton.
Good on Obama: “Barack Obama asked his finance committee this afternoon to help Senator Hillary Clinton retire her debt.”
On a conference call that lasted about 45 minutes Obama made a personal plea to his top donors, telling them he considered it a personal imperative now that Democrats are all “one big family,” a donor who was on the call recounted to TIME. The Illinois senator praised the historic campaign run by Clinton. “You could tell these two folks have come together because, quite frankly, they are the only two people who knew what it was like,” the donor said. No amount was mentioned on the call, though Clinton has an estimated $11.4 million in personal debts to the campaign and more than $10 million in outstanding vendor debts.*
From CBS News: Obama To Hammer McCain On Offshore Drilling “Gimmick”
Last but not least… From Gallup: Obama Has Edge on Key Election Issues.