McCain Campaign’s Non-Denial, Debating the Siena State Senate Poll

The McCain campaign attacked the Times for that story about a top campaign aide’s relationship with Freddie Mac without actually refuting the central fact. [Ben Smith]

Jason Zengerle breaks down the response. [The Plank]

Harry Reid says John McCain will support the bailout. [The Hill]

Jonathan Martin thinks the Times gives way to much visibility to fringe groups. [J.M.]

Both parties are claiming victory in the Siena poll of State Senate races, but it looks like the Democrats are in better shape. [Politics on the Hudson]

Phil Anderson thinks it has something to do with the way Dean Skelos is spending money. [T.A.P.] 

Congressional challenger Sandy Treadwell is going after Representative Kirsten Gillibrand on taxes, but Gillibrand’s campaign seemed to have a response "cued up and ready to go." [Cap Conf]

A Brooklyn blogger says it’s much more practical to plan new bus lanes than new subway tunnels if money is short. [Broooklyn Ron]

Howard Wolfson writes about the importance of the oft-derided post-debate spin room, including a brief presentation of Clintonian spin successes and failures. [T.N.R.]

 

 

McCain Campaign’s Non-Denial, Debating the Siena State Senate Poll