Daily News Round-Up for August 20, 2009

Washington Post (Washington, DC) RMC Ally Sen. Olympia Snowe (ME) in the News

Sen. Olympia Snowe said she told Obama in a White House meeting this month that he should take a more “practical approach” toward reform legislation that “doesn’t so transform the system that it undercuts what is best about our existing health-care system.”

ABC News (USA)

The Republican National Committee is set to announce today that it raised $6 million last month, bringing the party committee a total of $21.8 million in cash on hand as spending picks up in two key gubernatorial contests.

Boston Globe (Boston, MA)

Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D) has privately asked the MA governor and legislative leaders to change the succession law to guarantee that Massachusetts will not lack a Senate vote when his seat becomes vacant.

Chicago Public Radio (Chicago, IL)

The field vying for Illinois’ U.S. Senate seat continues to grow. Real estate developer Patrick Hughes has entered the race.


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