Sunday news & notes

  • Republican Congressional candidate Sean Duffy, who was elected by the citizens of Ashland County to serve as their District Attorney, has quit his job in order to further his political ambitions. Duffy’s resignation was effective Friday, but he will remain in place until Gov. Jim Doyle appoints his successor, which could take several weeks.
  • According to the recently released May jobs report the economy added 431,000 jobs, and while those numbers seem pretty good, conservatives were quick to point out private sector employers added only 41,000 jobs for the month. However, even if temporary Census jobs (which totaled 411,000 jobs) are put aside, the fact that 41,000 private sector jobs were added to the economy should still be seen as a good sign.
  • And in South Carolina, Republican State Sen. Jake Knotts referred to Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley, who is of Indian descent, as a “raghead.” Speaking on Pub Politics, an internet political talk, Knotts said, “We’ve already got a raghead in the White House, we don’t need another raghead in the governor’s mansion.”

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