Hillary Lands An Endorsement; Obama Lands In Des Moines


Rubin Backs Hillary
[Patrick Healy, The
New York Times
]: "[Former Treasury Secretary Robert] Rubin is now
ready to go public: Despite some early misgivings about Hillary Rodham
Clinton’s candidacy, he is scheduled to headline a major fundraiser for her on
Dec. 13 in New York City,
according to a memo describing the event. Democrats close to the Clinton campaign said
today that he may appear at additional events, with her or former President
Bill Clinton, before the primaries begin in January."


Not Just Rudy [Dan
Morain, Los
Angeles Times
]: "Backers of a proposed initiative that would
change the way California's
electoral votes are awarded disclosed Tuesday that they had received $538,000
from a list of donors who have contributed to a variety of presidential
candidates. The required disclosure to the California secretary of state helps to
dispel the notion that Republican candidate Rudolph W. Giuliani is behind the


Obamanomics [Dan
Balz, Washington
]: "Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, bidding to
strengthen his appeal among working families, outlined new proposals Wednesday
designed to make college more affordable, encourage retirement savings and help
people balance the competing demands of work and family."


Paul's Plans
[Norma Love, Associated Press]:
"Pumped up by a record day of online fundraising, Republican presidential
contender Ron Paul said Wednesday he hopes to do
well in a New Hampshire
campaign in which he's emerging as a potential spoiler--or more."

Who's Flying This Plane? [Associated
]: "When Democrat Barack Obama's charter plane
touched down Tuesday night, aides were surprised a car wasn't waiting to rush
him to that night's campaign events. Someone stepped onto the tarmac and
quickly realized why: They had landed at the wrong airport. Instead of going to
Cedar Rapids, the
plane had touched down about 100 miles to the west in Des Moines."

--Josh Patashnik

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