The local television coverage of Arnold (at least as seen in the Los Angeles hotel suite we have packed with monitors and Googling monkeys to watch … ) is over-the-top favorable, with lots of "Arnold to the rescue" thematics.
Matt Lauer couldn't get an answer to the question of whether Arnold will follow the "usual" practice of California gubernatorial candidates to release their tax returns because Arnold's IFB conveniently stopped working. More on this to come .
President Bush will meet with Vice President Cheney and Secretary Rumsfeld in Crawford today. There is an expected press availability with the president and Rumsfeld some time around 12:30 pm ET. On Monday, the president travels to Denver and Arizona.
Senator Kerry is in New Hampshire today and tomorrow. He does a downtown walk in Derry this afternoon. He'll have dinner with firefighters in Salem tonight and then attend a house party in Nashua. On Saturday, Kerry participates in a door-to-door canvassing kickoff in Manchester.
Around lunchtime, he heads to another house party in Hopkinton. The Note was unable to confirm whether Kid 'N Play are expected to attend either of those house parties.
Senator Graham continues on the Graham Family Vacation today and through the weekend in Iowa. The gang heads to the National Balloon Classic in Indianola this morning and there's a full day of activity in which the two RVs will split up for a little bit, with Graham family members touring the bridges of Madison County and going to an ice cream social in Osceola.
Vacation goers will lunch with the Warren County Democrats and tour the John L. Lewis Labor Museum in Lucas. Everybody meets back together in Appanoose County for another night of grillin'. On Saturday, Graham heads to Ottumwa, West Point, Fort Madison and Burlington. On Sunday, it's off to Mount Pleasant and Eldridge.
Senator Lieberman campaigns today in Nashua and Merrimack, New Hampshire. He'll meet with employees of Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield in at noon, and later on he'll meet with employees of Delta Education in Nashua. He'll visit Manchester, Rollinsford, Concord and Londonderry on Sunday and Monday.
On Sunday, Hadassah Lieberman campaigns in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She'll go to a couple of receptions and the Iowa State Fair.
Congressman Gephardt campaigns in New Hampshire today, making stops to talk about the economy in Portsmouth, Concord and Claremont.
Tomorrow is his big endorsement day with the Teamsters. The day begins with an announcement with Teamsters President James Hoffa in Detroit at 10:00 am ET. Next, Gephardt heads to Des Moines for a Teamsters endorsement rally at 2:00 pm. And then it's back to New Hampshire for another endorsement rally in Manchester at 6:00 pm ET.
Also on Saturday, Jane Gephardt and Representative Patrick Kennedy will canvass in New Hampshire.
Senator Edwards campaigns in South Carolina today and tomorrow. He meets with Beaufort County Democrats today in Hilton Head. Tomorrow, he's in St. Helena, Walterboro, Summerville and North Charleston.
On Saturday, Congressman Kucinich will speak at the Veterans for Peace annual convention in San Francisco in the morning and head to Austin, Texas, to attend a "Super Rally" for progressives on Saturday night.