The Note

In the New York Post, the Boston Herald's Howie Carr lets New Yorker in on the "Do you know who I am?" thing of which John Kerry is so fond. LINK

The Boston Globe reports that three of its own reporters are working on a Kerry paperback bio set for release in April. LINK

The New York Daily News' Connor writes up the Kerry biography. LINK

Cam Kerry as plumber? Page Six peeks at his antics from the Watergate era. LINK

From ABC News' Kerry campaign reporter Ed O'Keefe:

BOSTON, Feb. 4 - Sen. John Kerry was down in Boston Wednesday, making no public appearances since deboarding the Miami Air 737 which brought the Senator overnight from Seattle, Wash. to the foot of his tinted-window black Sedan idling on the tarmac.

Shielded from the traveling press, Kerry spent most of his "down" day raising funds, courting endorsements, and strategizing the campaign's next moves.

Kerry remains on the air with two ads rotating statewide in Virginia, including Washington, D.C. stations covering Northern Virginia, and Tennessee. "Del" and "Alston" each feature a fellow Kerry swift boat Vietnam veteran extolling the virtues of their former officer.

The Kerry campaign will not air ads in Washington state or Michigan, both of which hold contests this Saturday, and the Senator and his senior staff have not yet made the decision on whether or not to go up in the potential showdown state of Wisconsin.

On Thursday, Kerry makes his first trip to Maine since the Pine Tree State's Jefferson-Jackson Dinner last November, hoping prominent endorsements and momentum carry him through to victory Sunday.

Kerry will then make a quick fundraising trip to New York before positioning in Detroit for a day of campaigning in Michigan before spending the weekend in Virginia.

Read more from the trail with Kerry on LINK


The New York Post has Edwards' hoped-for $200,000 take in New York and New Jersey yesterday. LINK

The New York Times' Randy Archibold reports that the Edwards campaign is wrestling how to convince voters beyond the South of Edwards' viability as a presidential candidate, focusing on Wisconsin. LINK

Tim Funk with the Charlotte Observer observes John Edwards pressing his message about American jobs throughout the South. LINK

John Wagner at the Raleigh News Observer sees John Edwards taking his message around the South, but argues that he is not only a regional candidate. LINK

The Raleigh News Observer's Dan Kane, Lynn Bonner and John Wagner Note John Edwards running the money race and trying to connect with Joe Lieberman's supporters. LINK

Bartholomew Sullivan at the Memphis Commercial Appeal saw John Edwards come to Memphis yesterday emphasizing that he can win the South from Bush. LINK

Read more from the trail with Edwards on LINK


Dean is holding out for Wisconsin's Feb. 17 primary while "aides and supporters are privately predicting the end to one of the wildest, most unpredictable and most innovative presidential campaigns of recent times," writes the Washington Post's VandeHei and Finer. LINK

"Dean told reporters on his campaign plane yesterday that 'nobody has called me' about withdrawing. But several supporters privately said they will soon approach Dean about dropping out if the weekend goes badly. Dean remained defiant, however, telling a Seattle TV station yesterday that 'I'm not bowing out no matter what happens' on Saturday."

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