The Note: A Lifetime in Politics

With former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani at his side, President Bush made a campaign appearance in Greely Colorado Monday — two weeks after an appearances at the glorious Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Colorado Springs. LINK

The Rocky Mountain News Notes Bush focused his remarks on the war on terror and aggressively attacked Senator John Kerry "as the wrong man to lead America in dangerous times." LINK

Senate candidate Pete Coors has been getting the "rock star" treatment, reports the Rocky Mountain News. LINK

Colorado may all hinge on the religious vote. "If the evangelicals vote, Bush will win. If they don't, Kerry might," says Ted Haggard, a Colorado Springs pastor and head of the National Evangelical Association. LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: Nevada:

Susan Voyles of the Reno Gazette-Journal reports that early voting has hit a record high in Nevada. LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: Minnesota:

The Pioneer Press reports "The rolls of Minnesota's registered voters have grown by about 100,000 people this year and by about 174,000 people since the last presidential election four years ago, according to new voter-eligibility totals released Monday." LINK

The Pioneer Press explores the "Swing State Blues" — brought on by the costs of being targeted as a must-visit state in a presidential election. LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: the Senate:

Attention Matt Vogel: The Boston Globe reports that Rep. Ed Markey bought as much as $300,000 worth of advertising on Boston media in preparation for campaigning for what could be an open Senate seat in the Bay State. LINK

The final debate between Betty Castor and Mel Martinez was a "very civil discussion" — compared the mud-flinging that has characterized the campaign. LINK


Independent candidate Ralph Nader will take stage today in Oshkosh and Green Bay, Wisconsin today before heading to Northfield, Minnesota. LINK

The consumer advocate's "derailed" Pennsylvania campaign has shifted to a write-in strategy, reports the AP. LINK

Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania — led by Senator Rick Santorum — say a lawsuit by Ralph Nader to get his name on the ballot could keep military ballots from being counted on Election Day. LINK

TODAY'S SCHEDULE (all times ET):

—9:00 am: Sen. John Kerry holds an event (homeland security speech) at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI

—10:30 am: Diana Kerry, actress Kirsten Dunst, Ambassador Elizabeth Bagley, National Chair of the Democratic National Committee Women's Vote Center

Ann Lewis, and Brigadier General (Ret.) Pat Foote speak in the Winter Park Public Library on behalf of Sen. Kerry, Winter Park, FL

—9:25 am: President Bush holds a rally at the Onalaska Omni Center, Onalaska, WI

—9:30 am: Rep. Rob Portman campaigns on behalf of President Bush, Cincinnati, OH

—10:00 am: Vice President Cheney holds a rally at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, FL

—10:00 am: The Election Assistance Commission receives presentations from other federal agencies regarding Election Day procedures and reviews state preparations, Washington, DC

— 10:15 am - Bill Bradley holds a press conference while campaigning for John Kerry in Concord, NH

—10:30 am: Sen. John Edwards attends a community gathering with, Ashton Kutcher, Scott Wolf and his wife Kelley Limp, musician Max Weinberg, Chris Heinz, and Andre Heinz at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

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