The Morning Cram [campaign all-nighter edition]

Nov 5, 2012

Credit Ken Rudin

From NPR: Tomorrow, as those who follow politics probably know, is Election Day. The battle between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney has been contentious, expensive, personal, illuminating, ugly, frustrating, petty, enlightening and, above all, long. And it is expected to be close.

Kentucky: Paducah Economic Development officials say they've signed a deal that will bring 450 jobs to the area. The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions says checks from the recent Morgan Keegan settlement will be mailed today to investors who filed an approved claim. Owensboro may have turned over records requested by the town's newspaper, but officials say they still plan to appeal the case. Evacuations for the town of West Point, near Louisville, have been lifted and homeowners are being allowed back in four days after a chemical fire started at a train derailment site.

Tennessee: Tennessee Republicans expect to add to their already considerable advantage in the state House tomorrow. Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper says a tax break for the solar industry violates the state constitution.