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Morning Update: Republican Convention

by campaign2008
September 4, 2008

The Republican National Convention continued on Wednesday in St. Paul, with party leaders including former presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, and Mitt Romney addressing the crowd.

Vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AL) also spoke, giving voters a brief glimpse of her foreign policy views. Palin said domestic oil drilling would allow the United States to become less dependent on Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela. She also implied that she opposes meeting with “terrorist states” without preconditions.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) will speak to the convention Thursday.

CFR is cohosting a foreign policy symposium in Minneapolis. To view a live webcast of the program, click here.

GEORGIA: Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) welcomed the Bush administration’s announcement of a $1 billion financial assistance package for Georgia on Wednesday. “The United States and our allies must stand firm in supporting Georgia’s economic and political stability, and opposing Russia’s efforts to undermine Georgia’s democratically-elected government,” Obama said in a statement.

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