The Note: End Game

The Schwarzenegger propositions are drawing significant corporate donations on both sides of the issues, reports the Los Angeles Times. LINK

Per Bloomberg News, spending on the Nov. 8 special election in California may exceed $350 million according to an estimate by Barbara O'Connor, director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and Media at California State University. LINK

2006:

Ben Pershing writes in Roll Call that some Congressional Republicans have started to distance themselves from the Bush Administration.

Sen. Lincoln Chafee's (R-RI) decision to side with the Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee "appears to have doomed" new oil-refinery incentives this year, the Wall Street Journal's John Fialka reports.

Politics:

Jeffrey Young reports in The Hill that two governors -- Jeb Bush (R-FL) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) -- joined the Department of Health and Human Services' Medicaid Panel, which the National Governors Association and Congress had been trying to boycott. LINK

The New York Times digs up financial disclosure forms that show former FDA head Lester Crawford or his wife sold shares of companies regulated by the agency. LINK

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