Spitzer's Donations, Pet Owners' Preferences

Eliot Spitzer appears to be returning donations. [Albany Watch]

A big fund-raiser for Barack Obama at the Regency Hotel, which Hillary Clinton will also attend, costs $33,100 per plate. [Washington Wire]

The Obama campaign retooled a contest so people don’t have to donate to win a trip to the convention. [Star Tribune]

Somewhat mysteriously, John McCain fares better than Obama with pet-owning voters. [Politics on the Hudson]

Andrea Merkel isn’t thrilled with Obama’s plan to give a speech at the Brandenburg Gate. [A.P.]

An AFL ad goes up in a number of swing states tomorrow, showing a Vietnam veteran criticizing McCain. [Politico]