Springfield, Ill – Illinois Republican U.S. Senate candidate Alan Keyes says his Democratic opponent will not have Jesus Christ on his side come election day.
Keyes told reporters this week that Democrat Barack Obama's votes against anti-abortion legislation would lose him the support of Jesus Christ, if Christ could vote in the election. A spokesman for Keyes says he stands by the comments. Obama says he'll leave the theological speculation to Keyes.
Washington, D.C. – The Washington Post reports this morning (Wednesday) that President Bush may not debate Democrat John Kerry at Washington University in St. Louis.
Party officials have told the newspaper that Bush's negotiating team plans to resist what would be the second of three debates. (Charles Gibson, of ABC's Good Morning America, was slated to moderate the debate)
Poplar Bluff, MO – President Bush spoke to thousands of people in the southeast Missouri town of Poplar Bluff Monday.
He was there at the request of some locals who circulated an invitation petition and even put up billboards, requesting a visit. "I get a lot of invitations," Bush told the crowd. "I've never gotten one with 10,000 signatures on it."
During his stump speech, Mr. Bush said he'd work to simplify the tax code and work to get rid of what he called frivolous lawsuits.
East St. Louis, Ill. – The trial of Katie Wolfmeyer will begin today with opening arguments.
Wolfmeyer is the 19-year-old accused of conspiring with former Blues player Mike Danton in a murder-for-hire plot.
Prosecutors say Wolfmeyer helped Danton hire a hit man and drove with him to Danton's apartment, where the crime was to have taken place. Prosecutors have also said Danton's agent David Frost was the intended target, though Frost denies that charge.