The Note: Pick Your Poisoned Apple

The New Orleans Times-Picayune endorses Landrieu for mayor. LINK

Virginia Boulet, a former New Orleans mayoral candidate, has thrown her support behind Nagin. LINK

Yesterday's results: PA, OR, KY:

In yesterday's voting, Gov. Ted Kulongoski (D-OR) survived his primary while Bob Casey officially earned the right to take on Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) in November after garnering more than 80 percent of the vote.

Gov. Kulongoski will square off against Republican Ron Saxton in November, reports the Portland Oregonian. LINK

The Philadelphia Inquirer on Casey's easy win and "fierce fight" ahead. LINK

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Tom Ferrick Jr. is already calling the Casey/Santorum race "too close to call." LINK

In Kentucky, the Cournier Journal reports that LEO newspaper founder John Yarmuth said last night that he is ready to challenge five-term Rep. Anne Northup (R-KY) after "cruising" to an easy Democratic primary win. LINK

The Louisville Courier-Journal on the rest of the House winners in Kentucky. LINK

2006: House:

Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-NY), the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said Tuesday that it was "up to the candidate in each district" whether he or she wants to support President Bush's immigration proposals.

Reynolds was asked during a pen-and-pad briefing at NRCC headquarters whether he would be encouraging Republican members of Congress to rally behind the President's push for a comprehensive approach to illegal immigration.

"They should do what they feel in their conscience they ought to do," he said. "They have to live with what they say."

Reynolds advised Republican Members of Congress who are seeking re-election to "make sure you understand exactly what's happening in your district."

With regards to the national stature of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Reynolds said that with the exception of Miami, "It's kind of an open secret that Nancy Pelosi doesn't travel much below the Mason-Dixon line."

After sitting through another tight-lipped briefing, the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza wrote, "For much of the briefing, which Reynolds does regularly with a group of D.C.-based political reporters, he refused to offer any meaningful comment on the issues of the day." LINK

Cillizza also wrote that "while Reynolds is technically right in citing the overall popularity of inidvidual incumbents, he may be too optimistic about what those poll numbers mean in the battle for the majority."

The DCCC is putting up a week's worth of radio spots (at a cost of $100,000) on Christian conservative radio stations in five GOP held districts tying the incumbents to President Bush's plan to overhaul Social Security -- including two districts to which the President will find himself traveling this week. Here's the New York Times' Hulse with that story. LINK

The Hill's Alexander Bolton Notes that many Pennsylvania Republicans believe Rep. John Murtha's (D-PA) is blocking additional money flow to their districts and worry about the effects in their 2006 campaigns. LINK

2006: Governor:

Per the Boston Globe, Massachusetts gubernatorial hopeful and Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey spent yesterday "reaching out to moderates" and backing "away from President Bush" on immigration. LINK

Thomas Beaumont of the Des Moines Register reports that the 2006 Iowa gubernatorial tv ad campaigns are up and running. LINK

The Schwarzenegger Era:

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