The Note: Capital Expenditure

Well, that bucket of change amounted to something: $22.34 to be exact. And here is the page of the NRCC's FEC filing in which that generous DCCC contribution was reported: LINK

Might Sen. Clinton's manager of her 2000 campaign appear on the ballot with her this year as a congressional candidate? City Councilman Bill de Blasio (D-Park Slope) is considering taking on incumbent Rep. Vito Fossella (R-NY). Whether or not this turns into one of those "DCCCDELUSIONS" releases from the NRCC is still very much TBD. Here's the New York Times with more: LINK

The Hill's editorial board writes how the self-imposed chairmanship term limits sometimes serve as obstacles for the GOP and provide "sleepless nights" for NRCC's Tom Reynolds. LINK

Tim Dunn, one of seven Democratic Iraq war vets running for Congress in 2006, announced yesterday that he is dropping out of the race for the North Carolina House seat held by Republican Robin Hayes, the AP's Tim Whitmire reports. LINK

"Dunn, whose fundraising has lagged behind his GOP opponent's, said he was exiting because the campaign endangered his ability to meet his financial obligations to his family."

The New York Observer looks at the intra-GOP fighting between former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer and Kathleen Troia McFarland over the privilege of challenging Sen. Hillary Clinton for her Senate seat this November – and how their fight benefits Clinton. LINK

Note Senator D'Amato's less than glowing review of the McFarland campaign on NY1 last night.

The New York Post breathlessly reports that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's spokesman refused to rule out the possibility that the mayor would endorse Democrats Eliot Spitzer or Hillary Clinton in their 2006 races. LINK

Former Montana State Senate President Bob Keenan emailed the Associated Press to announce he had put his filing in the mail and will challenge Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT) in a June 6 GOP primary. LINK

Per the Billings Gazette, if Sen. Burns drops out of the Montana Senate race, either Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) or former Gov. (and former BC'04 chair) Marc Racicot would "instantly hold big leads over the top two Democrats against whom Burns is struggling, a poll released Monday shows," the Gazette reports. LINK

In a story Noteworthy only for its headline, the New York Post reports, "Spitzer goes both way on gay nups." LINK

Billion dollar tax increases, the 10 Commandments, and Jack Abramoff all play key roles in the fascinating -- but largely under-covered by national media outlets -- Alabama gubernatorial race, the New York Times reminds us this morning. LINK

The Boston Globe reports that Christopher Gabrieli, the Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in 2002, is surveying Democratic delegates for a look at his chances should he jump into the race for governor. LINK

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes up pollster Matt Towery's analysis that Ralph Reed is a potential drag on a Perdue-Reed ticket. LINK

2008: Republicans:

McCain's recent move of hiring Terry Nelson did not go unnoticed by the DNC, which is eager to discuss Nelson's alleged involvement with DeLay's money laundering schemes, writes Elana Schor of the Hill. LINK

J. William Lauderback, executive vice president of the American Conservative Union, sent an email to supporters lambasting the "draconian" McCain-Feingold campaign finance law and urges conservatives to express support the "Online Freedom of Speech Act" designed to exempt the Internet from BCRA.

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