The Note

Anyone who thought the Boston Patrolmen's Association would stop picketing after delaying the Democratic Convention construction for days was sorely mistaken. The Boston Globe reports that the union sent letters yesterday to more than 200 mayors asking them to boycott the US Conference of Mayors four-day meeting this week in an effort to embarrass Mayor Thomas Menino on a national stage. LINK

The Republican Party will announce today that they have selected Virco Manufacturing, of the battleground state of Arkansas, to produce the 3,000 official delegate chairs for the national convention. After the convention, the chairs are to be donated to kids' programs in New York City. The contract is worth approximately $170,000.

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Bob Ney and Tom Reynolds are reportedly not welcome at Mayor Bloomberg's house after Rep. Ney voted against an amendment that would have provided New York City with additional homeland security funding. LINK

"The feud between the Republican mayor and congressional Republicans couldn't come at a more sensitive time with the GOP presidential convention coming to town in two months," writes the New York Post's David Seifman. LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Christina Brinkley reports "California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed gambling-expansion compacts guaranteeing five Indian tribes exclusive rights to operate Las Vegas-style casinos in return for a $1 billion upfront payment, more cash in the future and wider state controls."


The Note offers belated congratulations to The New Republic's Ryan Lizza and his new bride, Christina Gillespie. LINK

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