Monday, July 28, 2008

A Few Quick Hits From Today's News

A couple of stories caught my eye today that might be of interest:

First, the Washington Post has a long piece on the difficulties of increasing black turnout, especially in the south. The story nicely fleshes out some numbers to add to the running debate we, and others, have been having about the feasibility of Obama picking up states like Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Second, The Electoral Map has a short blurb on the Obama camp's efforts in North Dakota and highlights some factors that don't make this outreach so far fetched.

Lastly, today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has a short piece on Obama's fundraising success in some traditionally conservative Milwaukee suburbs. In fact, he's outraised McCain in both Waukesha and Ozaukee Counties, two of the most Republican in the state, and is only slightly behind in Washington County.

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