President Obama campaigned for New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D) on Sunday, as the incumbent governor cast himself as "the president's proxy," seeking to mobilize the 21 percent of Democrats who, in a recent Quinnipiac poll, said they hadn't planned to vote for Corzine's re-election. "We will not lose this election if all of you are as committed as you were last year," Obama told the crowd. "You will not only re-elect Jon Corzine for another four years but put the state on a path to success."
The New York Times: "Mr. Obama's appearances in Camden and Newark underscored the White House's determination to stave off defeat for Mr. Corzine, the only Democratic incumbent up for re-election this year, who is facing an aggressive challenge from Christopher J. Christie, a Republican… Most polls show the race too close to call; Mr. Obama's visit to New Jersey on Sunday was his third to stump for Mr. Corzine."
Has the White House's "arms-length strategy" on health care paid off? The New York Times has a piece suggesting that it has. "After months of plodding work by five Congressional committees and weeks of back-room bargaining by Democratic leaders, President Obama's arms-length strategy on health care appears to be paying dividends, with the House and the Senate poised to take up legislation to insure nearly all Americans."
Tomorrow, the liberal group Alliance for Justice will hold an event at American University's Washington College of Law to pressure Attorney General Eric Holder "to release the Office of Professional Responsibility's report (OPR) on the conduct of the lawyers who authorized torture during the Bush administration," per the group. More: "Daniel Levin, head of the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel from 2004-2005, will speak publicly about this issue."
The White House hosted 2,000 Trick or Treaters at the White House on Saturday.