The Note: It's Not Whether You Win or Lose, It's How You Play the Game

Who in Pennsylvania is this appealing to? The Philadelphia Inquirer's Parmley sets the scene at the President's event in Bucks County, Pa. last night. There are, in fact, bales of hay, a silo, and a flag-draped barn involved. LINK

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Campbell declares it an appropriate backdrop. LINK

Teresa Heinz Kerry made an appeal for her husband yesterday to black ward leaders in Philadelphia. LINK

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "The ACLU on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn laws in Mt. Lebanon and Monroeville that require canvassers, including those pushing political candidates, to get municipal permission before going door to door." LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: Iowa:

Say what you will about Iowa, but Democrats there say they have 62,000 more absentee ballots banked than Republicans.

"Cheney calls Kerry weapons charges 'outrageous'," is the headline on J. Janeczko Jacobs' report in the Des Moines Register on the Vice President's visit to Sioux City yesterday. LINK

"Edwards, celebrities wow students at Simpson" reports Meghan Hawkins as she reports in the Des Moines Register on Leonardo DiCaprio and John Bon Jovi joining the Senator yesterday at Simpson College in Indianola. LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: Wisconsin:

Craig Gilbert has the latest Badger Poll numbers in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel showing President Bush at 48 percent, John Kerry at 45 percent, and Ralph Nader pulling in 3 percent of the vote here. And Gilbert points to the candidates' schedules to indicate that the campaigns are well aware how tight the race is in Wisconsin. LINK

"As their schedules now stand, in three of the final seven days of the race Bush and Kerry will have been in the state on the same day. Vice President Cheney is in Wisconsin on three consecutive days this week."

"The contrast between Kerry's Madison appearance Thursday and President Bush's bus tour through western Wisconsin Tuesday highlighted the divided nature of this election in Wisconsin, where polls show Bush and Kerry running neck- and-neck. Crowds at the Bush events cheered the president's stance against abortion rights and his proposal for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. On Tuesday, the crowd cheered when Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton said Kerry would appoint pro-abortion rights justices to the Supreme Court and U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin slammed Bush's proposal to ban gay marriage, saying Democrats 'would never write discrimination into (the) Constitution,'" writes Dee J. Hall of the Wisconsin State Journal. LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: Colorado:

The Denver Post reports Senate candidates Coors and Salazar are tied at 46 percent support, with a four percentage point margin of error. LINK

A must-read of GOTV efforts in the Rocky Mountain state. LINK

According to a Rocky Mountain News/News 4 poll released Friday Amendment 36 is "sinking 60-32." LINK

A look at the mixture of faith and politics in Colorado. LINK

The number of unaffiliated voters in Colorado is HUGE. LINK

"Election clerks are already trying to identify more than 6,000 felons statewide who are under the control of the Department of Corrections and ineligible to vote but remained on the voter rolls anyway," reports the Denver Post. LINK

ABC News Vote 2004: Nevada:

The Washington Post's Evelyn Nieves writes that "Yucca Mountain may decide" Nevada's vote. LINK

Or maybe not.


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