Political Notes (10/31/2012): WHAZZUP?

President Obama to visit Atlantic City

According to  the Press of Atlantic City President Barack Obama will visit there this afternoon, arriving at Atlantic City International Airport at 1 p.m. The president will view storm damage of the city with Gov. Chris Christie for about four hours. He will return to Washington, D.C. at 4:05 p.m. via the Atlantic City airport, officials said.   In Real Clear Politics average of polls Obama is ahead of Romney by 11.8 points in NJ. Nationally the race remains too close to call.

SuperPACs

Sheldon Adelson’s Patriot Prosperity SuperPAC reported yesterday the final installment for $1 million in support of Republican Shmuley Boteach (CD 9). NJ For the People PAC reported $6,200 each in support of Democratic Senator Robert Menendez and Democratic challenger Shelley Adler (CD 3). According to Real Clear Politics average of recent polls Sen. Menendez is up by 19.5 points in the polls. In the last nine weeks SuperPAC’s have spent close to $3 million in support of or opposition to New Jersey candidates.

Endorsements

The Star-Ledger:Obama and Menendez; Asbury Park Press: Obama; Philadelphia Inquirer: Obama. In New York the Times endorsed Obama and the Post endorsed Romney. In the key state of Ohio The Plain Dealer and Detroit Free Press endorsed Obama.  Among the larger newspapers nationally the L.A. Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, and the Boston Globe supported Obama. The Arizona Republic, Houston Chronicle and Dallas Morning News supported Romney. For a list of  presidential endorsements from the top 100 newspapers updated daily go here.

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