The Note: You Can't Get Elected. . .

The New York Post's Fred Dicker exclusively reports the existence of a McFarland strategy memo written for a potential congressional candidacy in which she declares herself pro-choice, pro-gay rights, and pro-stem cell research, which causes Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long some concern (to say the least). LINK

The New York Daily News welcomes K.T. McFarland to the race. LINK

Sen. Rick Santorum's (R-PA) campaign has created, a Web site that portrays Democratic Senate candidate Bob Casey as an Old West-style outlaw who's labeled as "Wanted." According the site, Casey is missing from his position as State Treasurer, but can be found in three venues: hiding from debates, smearing his opponent, or playing hookie. The site quotes various newspaper articles to support each claim. LINK

The Hill on the gimmicky new website. LINK

Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-NRSC) gave an hour-long interview to The Hill, in which she, unsurprisingly, says Republicans will maintain a strong majority in November. LINK

The New York Post's Earle writes up Rep. Tom Reynolds' (R-NRCC) private jet-setting ways. LINK

Per the Boston Globe, "Rep. Martin T. Meehan (D-MA) is days away from becoming the only House member in the nation with a campaign war chest that tops $5 million, with an eye on a possible run for the Senate." LINK

Tom Suozzi says he won't switch parties to run as the GOP's New York gubernatorial candidate in November, the New York Post reports. LINK

The New York Daily News reports that Team Suozzi accused rival Eliot Spitzer of trying to sabotage his campaign by spreading rumors that he considered party swapping. LINK


Like a moth to the light, the New York Post's Deborah Orin writes up the new Quinnipiac University poll numbers on how Americans feel toward potential 2008 contenders and other political folk. Rudy Giuliani leaves people all warm and fuzzy, reports Orin. LINK

The New York Daily News on the Q-rating Q-poll: LINK

The Boston Globe's Peter Cannellos Notes that on the Internet both Newt Gingrich and Al Gore are popular names for 2008, and if they ran, "a Gore-Gingrich match up could far outstrip the actual race in passion and candor, and might even give 'American Idol' a run for its money." LINK

2008: Republicans:

In his visit yesterday to the Iowa Christian Alliance, Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) engaged in "the political equivalent of preaching to the choir," lamenting for the long-gone days of "father knows best," writes Ken Fuson of the Des Moines Register. LINK

Per Fuson, "Among the most-discussed GOP candidates, Huckabee is expected to compete with Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) for the affections of Iowa's social conservatives, a group that has proven to be a potent political force in the state party's first-in-the-nation caucuses."

The New York Times' Robert Pear reports that the Bush Administration is "poised" to approve an "innovative" Arkansas health insurance program. LINK

"The employer-based program is novel in two ways. The benefit package is extremely limited, much more austere than Medicaid's. In addition, if an employer wants to participate, it must guarantee that all its employees, regardless of income or other factors, will be covered."

Gov. Pataki appeared overjoyed to be leaving the hospital and heading for home. LINK

The Boston Herald reports that Gov. Mitt Romney has "recast" the Bay State Judicial Nominating Commission with "big business ties." LINK

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