- - Thursday, October 28, 2010

DELAWARE

Poll: Coons’ lead widening

WILMINGTON | A new statewide poll in Delaware shows that Republican Senate hopeful Christine O’Donnell has failed to chip away at Democratic nominee Chris Coons’ strong lead, and she may even be going backward.

The survey released Thursday by Fairleigh Dickinson University-PublicMind shows Mr. Coons holding a commanding lead of 21 points, with 57 percent of likely voters saying they will vote for Mr. Coons, compared with just 36 percent for Miss O’Donnell.

Miss O’Donnell trailed by 17 points in a similar Fairleigh Dickinson poll released earlier this month.

The latest survey of 797 likely voters was conducted from Oct. 20 through Oct. 26 and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

ARCHIVES

Lawsuit filed over access

A conservative watchdog group announced on Thursday it had filed a federal lawsuit against the National Archives and Records Administration over access to 79 recorded conversations between former President Clinton and a historian in connection with an oral history project.

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit in federal court in Washington accusing the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) of erroneously ruling that the tapes, made from conversations with an historian aren’t presidential records and therefore not subject to the Presidential Records Act.

The lawsuit comes more than a year after Judicial Watch filed an open-records request for the tapes, recorded from 1993 to 2001, include Mr. Clinton’s recollections, among other topics, of conversations with foreign leaders, federal lawmakers and Cabinet officials.

“These Clinton tapes are presidential records according to the law, and they belong to the American people, not President Clinton,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

VIRGINIA

Gun-control group runs ads

RICHMOND | A national gun-control group is targeting a Northern Virginia congressional candidate for refusing to take a stand on closing the so-called “gun-show loophole.”

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