Gaining Traction on Making North Carolina more Progressive

As most of you already know, I have been in Reno, Nevada for the last few weeks helping Barack Obama win the White House. I am officially a part of the big Purple Army known as the Service Employees International Union. But I wanted to give all of you an update on another project I am working on-- Traction Action.

McCain doesn't know how many houses he owns

I'm not sure if this is a problem of being too rich, marrying into a family that is too rich and not feeling it is yours, or being old. But, John McCain doesn't know how many houses he and his wife own.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Days after he cracked that being rich in the U.S. meant earning at least $5 million a year, Republican presidential candidate John McCain acknowledged that he wasn't sure how many houses he and his wealthy wife actually own.

''I think -- I'll have my staff get to you,'' McCain responded...

Later, the McCain campaign told Politico that McCain and his wife, Cindy, have at least four in three states -- Arizona, California and Virginia. Newsweek recently estimated the two owned at least seven properties.

Insider Advantage--McCain up two, Dole-Hagan tied

Amid all the handwringing on dKos about Obama's shrinking poll numbers, Insider Advantage has some good news.

This poll was just taken yesterday. McCain's only up two, with 45 percent to Obama's 43 percent. And almost a week after the Saddleback Forum, no less. It hasn't been factored into the composite yet, but I'm betting this turns North Carolina yellow again (it's currently pink). The Senate race is a flat-footed tie, with Dole and Hagan getting 40 percent apiece.

RSVP Deadline For Important Convention Events

There are a few events that I can't attend that sound wonderful and I want to make sure our delegates and other bloggers know about them since the deadline to RSVP to attend them is today. I will have to pick up credentials between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. which makes it close to impossible to attend these events. I am going to copy and paste the information here. Let me know if you have trouble reaching the contact.

Elizabeth City Daily Advance Gives ElectriCities the One TWO punch: Pooping the Party Editorial

Talk about getting ugly. Hey James, this one is front page worthy, huh?

Editorial: Pooping the party

Saturday, August 16, 2008

No doubt it was not ElectriCities' intention to show how ridiculously insensitive, self-serving and out of touch elected officials can be. But by staging its annual meeting at the Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach, S.C., last weekend, just weeks after raising its members' electricity rates by 14 percent, the group managed to do just that.


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