Political Notebook: Oct. 22

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Number to Know

43: Number president that George W. Bush is, but it could be said the next president will be No. 43 – Grover Cleveland is counted twice because he served two nonconsecutive terms.

Fact Check: Debate statements: Negative ads

Barack Obama incorrectly claimed all of John McCain’s ads had been “negative.” That was true for one recent week, but not over the entire campaign. And at times Obama has run a higher percentage of attack ads than McCain. –

Quotes from the Candidates

“When he's campaigning in Philadelphia, he roots for the Phillies, and when he's campaigning in Tampa Bay, he shows love to the Rays. It's kind of like the way he campaigns on tax cuts, but then votes for tax increases after he's elected.” – What Sen. John McCain said Tuesday, mixing baseball and politics. For the record, McCain is a Diamondbacks fan and hasn’t said he’s rooting for a particular team in the World Series.

“I want to just make the point I’ve said from the beginning that I am a unity candidate, bringing people together. So when you see a White Sox fan showing love to the Rays, and the Rays showing some love back, you know we’re on to something right here.” – What Sen. Barack Obama said Monday at a campaign stop in Florida, which McCain commented on above. Obama, a White Sox fan, has said he’s rooting for the Phillies in the World Series because his campaign manager is a Philly fanatic.

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