The Campaign Spot

Set Your Toomsday Clock One Quarter Ahead

The Democrats’ chances of keeping Arlen Specter’s Senate seat are looking grimmer with Sestak’s fundraising challenges. You might even say they’re Toomed: “U.S. Senate candidate and former small business owner Pat Toomey broke a new fundraising record for the second quarter of 2010 and out-raised his opponent Congressman Joe Sestak by over $1 million.  Pat raised $3.1 million and the campaign has $4.65 million cash on hand.”

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Who Is Boris Johnson?

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