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Obama, Biden Will Campaign in Va

Anita Kumar

Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden will hold a rally Saturday in Fredericksburg.

The Democratic presidential and vice presidential nominees will be at University of Mary Washington at 5:15 p.m. to talk about the economy, healthcare and the Iraq war.

It will be the first time Obama and Biden have appeared together in Virginia.

By Anita Kumar  |  September 24, 2008; 5:50 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Barack Obama , Election 2008/President , Joe Biden  
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Rick Davis threw another "Flash Bang Grenade" I told you in previous posts that he would do this. Here is the reason for todays grenade.


NEW YORK TIMES 9/24/08

"...The disclosure undercuts a remark by Mr. McCain on Sunday night that the campaign manager, Rick Davis, had had no involvement with the company for the last several years...


"....As president of the Homeownership Alliance, Mr. Davis received $30,000 to $35,000 a month. He, along with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have characterized the alliance as a coalition of many housing industry and consumer groups to promote homeownership, but numerous current and former officials at both companies say the companies created and bankrolled the operation to combat efforts by competitors to rein in their business. The companies dissolved the group at the end of 2005 as part of cost-cutting in the wake of accounting scandals and, at Freddie Mac, a lobbying scandal that forced out its top Republican lobbyist....

On Monday, the McCain campaign attacked The Times for its account of those payments to Mr. Davis, saying the paper was “150 percent in the tank” for Mr. Obama. Mr. Davis said that he had worked not for the two companies but for the advocacy group, which included other organizations as well and, he said, was focused only on promoting homeownership....

..After the Homeownership Alliance was dissolved, Mr. Davis asked to stay on a retainer, the people familiar with the deal said. Hollis McLoughlin, who was chief of staff to Richard F. Syron, Freddie Mac’s chief executive, arranged for a new contract with Davis Manafort at the reduced rate of $15,000 a month, they said..."

The unintended victim is...well, remember George F. Will's comment "McCain has lost his head"

Posted by: Rick Davis threw another 'FLASH BANG GRENADE" | September 24, 2008 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Re-elect Davis Manafort (not!)

Posted by: SueMVetforObama | September 24, 2008 8:24 PM | Report abuse

For a resident of the South's Pillar of Virgina to vote for a racists promise you the world, never accomplished anything is disgraceful!

Posted by: Stacy | September 25, 2008 3:33 AM | Report abuse

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