Biden's Day Ahead
Vice President Biden is starting the day in Washington. At 10 a.m. ET, he will hold a Middle Class Task Force work session. In the afternoon, he will hold an inter-agency meeting on nuclear non-proliferation policy. In the evening, he will travel to Bristol, Pennsylvania, to attend a fundraiser for Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA).
Obama: Chicago Knows How To Put On Big Events
President Obama spoke this morning to the International Olympic Committee in Copenhagen, pitching his home city of Chicago in its bid to host the 2016 Olympics. "It's a city that works," said Obama, "from its first World's Fair more than a century ago to the World Cup we hosted in the nineties. We know how to put on big events."
McCain Still Seeking To Make His Mark On The GOP
The Politico reports that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has been taking an active role in the Republican Party, endorsing candidates in competitive primaries and helping out with fundraising and candidate recruitment -- a different path from most defeated presidential nominees, who usually disappear from the political stage. "I think it's important, at this stage in my career, to try to support candidates that I think represent the next generation of leadership in the Republican Party," said McCain.
Pawlenty To Hold Washington Fundraiser
Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), widely seen as a potential presidential candidate, will hold his first fundraiser in Washington. The dinner will be held on October 22, with invited guests contributing $5,000 to Pawlenty's Freedom First PAC.
GOP Tried To Recruit Hero Pilot "Sully" For Congressional Bid
The Hill reports that national Republicans attempted to recruit Chesley Sullenberger, a registered Republican best known as the U.S. Airways pilot who successfully landed his damaged passenger plane in the Hudson River, to run against Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) in 2010. They were unsuccessful in their effort, however, finding out that Sullenberger is not interested in a political career.