Stories You Should Know (6/7/10)

Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA)
With Tuesday’s election fast approaching, California Republicans running for Senate and governor attend cookouts, church services and rallies, work the phone banks and attempt to win over late-deciding voters.

Miami Herald (Miami, FL)
Gov. Charlie Crist personally signed off on his former Republican Party chairman’s confidential fundraising role with the state party, according to Jim Greer’s attorney, whose allegation contradicts the governor’s statement that he “didn’t know anything” about the deal now part of a criminal investigation.

With only days left until her political future is decided in Arkansas’ Senate Democratic primary runoff, incumbent Blanche Lincoln criticized her opponent and defended her moderate record which has drawn fire from both conservatives and liberals during this midterm election year.

Newsday (Long Island, NY)
NY Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio Sunday joined a growing chorus calling for reporter Helen Thomas to be fired over her remarks about Israel, calling what she said “racist and despicable.”

New York Daily News (New York, NY)
Rep. Charles Rangel compared President Obama to former Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday for their shared commitment to the Iraq War, one the Harlem Democrat argues is based on the country’s hunger for oil.


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