News: Obama, Polls, Cramer

  • Following a Sunday Oregon rally attended by an estimated 75,000 people, Barack Obama picked up additional superdelegates Monday, including the endorsement of US Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV). Obama is now 109 delegates shy of the nomination.
  • Final polling numbers for tomorrow’s Oregon and Kentucky primaries: KENTUCKY (Suffolk Univ.): Clinton – 51%, Obama – 25%. OREGON (SurveyUSA): Obama – 55%, Clinton – 42%. OREGON (Public Policy Polling): Obama – 56%, Clinton – 38%. OREGON (Suffolk Univ.): Obama – 45%, Clinton – 41%.
  • CNN: Historically black Morehouse College has its first white valedictorian.
  • Politico: GOP fails to recruit a single black candidate for House, Senate and Governor 2008 races.
  • Florence TimesDaily: Gov. Bob Riley on Monday said he will veto a pension bill for retiring U.S. Rep. Bud Cramer, D-Huntsville, after Cramer asked him not to sign the bill.
  • Huntsville Times: A bill that would implement a statewide public smoking ban still hasn’t been brought up, and time is running out as the legislative session winds down.
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