Daily News Round-Up for April 16th, 2009

Times Union (Albany, NY)

The Saratoga County Board of Elections finished counting ballots Wednesday, but absentee voters in the county a stronghold for Jim Tedisco did not give the Republican enough of a boost to lift him above Democrat Scott Murphy in the entire 10-county district.

The Examiner (Portland, OR)

30 years ago, Republicans made a deal with the devil when they got in bed with the religious right. Social conservatives, with their immoral and reckless war on drugs, draconian policies on women’s reproductive health, and anti-intellectual, anti-science positions, have dragged the Republican Party into the mud of despair and confusion.

Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT)

Democratic U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd has jumped to an early and commanding fundraising lead over his two announced Republican challengers.

Times Picayune (New Orleans, LA)

In a report for federal campaign officials, Sen. David Vitter says he has more than $2.5 million in his campaign war chest. Vitter, a Republican, is up for re-election next year and has so far drawn no announced opposition — either in the Republican primary or the general election.

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