Political Notebook: Oct. 19

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Mount Shasta Herald

Number to Know

$221,100: Annual salary of the vice president of the United States.

Fact Check: Debate statements: ACORN

John McCain claimed the liberal group ACORN “is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history ... maybe destroying the fabric of democracy.” In fact, a Republican prosecutor said of the first and biggest ACORN fraud case: “This scheme was not intended to permit illegal voting.” He said $8-an-hour workers turned in made-up voter registration forms rather than doing what ACORN paid them to do. --

Quotes from the Candidates

"You see, (Barack Obama) believes in redistributing wealth, not in policies that help us all make more of it. Joe, in his plainspoken way, said this sounded a lot like socialism." – What Sen. John McCain said in his radio address Saturday, knocking Obama’s tax plan.

"What a magnificent sight. All I can say is, ‘Wow.’" – What Sen. Barack Obama said upon taking the stage at a rally Saturday in St. Louis, where an estimated 100,000 people showed up.

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