The Note: House Rules, Part II

"Lieberman Nears $10 Million Mark," the Hartford Courant. LINK

"Primary candidates courting minority voters in close primary race," the Associated Press LINK

"True Blue, or Too Blue?" the Washington Post's Style section looks at Lamont. LINK

"New Woe for Senator Joe," New York Post on Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson hitting the campaign trail in support of Lieberman's challenger Ned Lamont. LINK

"Why Didn't Times Back Lieberman? Joe Doesn't Know," New York Observer. LINK

2006: House:

"House Democrats' Donations Outpace GOP's," Roll Call on Democrats' outraising the Republicans 2-1; GOP operatives counter that the FEC report offer "an incomplete portrayal of the fundraising picture, because the House GOP's 'Battleground' initiative is just getting under way."

"Laura Bush to Visit Fairmont Aug. 16," the Times West Virginian Notes that First Lady Laura Bush will appear at a campaign event for Republican congressional candidate Chris Wakim, which is expected to raise nearly $25,000. LINK

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Per CongressDailyAM, House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL) will have stumped for 13 Republican House candidates or incumbents during the first half of his traditional August recess campaign tour.

"Gore Boosts DCCC, Wants End of 'Bush Era'," Roll Call reports that former Vice President Al Gore is taking part in Democrats' efforts to win the House in November, slamming the Bush Administration for its right-wing agenda and asking donors to help "bring an end to the Bush era."

"Duckworth joins stem cell debate," the Chicago Tribune on a 6th district resident with a quadriplegic son will campaign for Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth to tout her views on embryonic stem cell research. LINK

"In Ohio, Republican Incumbent Faces Tough Fight," Reuters on Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-OH) facing an unexpectedly tight re-election fight because Democrats are specifically singling out her district. LINK

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"Poll: Incumbent NH GOP Congressmen Widen Leads," Union Leader's John DiStaso Notes that New Hampshire's two incumbent Republican Congressmen have widened their leads over Democratic opponents by a 2-1 margin. LINK

"McKinney's debate," the Washington Times' on yesterday's televised debate bet. Rep. Cynthia McKinney and primary challenger Hank Johnson. LINK

2006: Senate:

"Bryant backers give last-minute push," Memphis Commercial-Appeal on Republican Tennessee Senate candidate Ed Bryant's efforts to brand himself "the real conservative" in his primary race against Van Hilleary and Bob Corker in anticipation of the Thursday vote. LINK

"Green entry," the Washington Times on Green Party candidate Carl Romanelli making it onto the ballot in the Pennsylvania Senate race in order to "siphon votes from Democratic front-runner Bob Casey in his bid to unseat Republican Sen. Rick Santorum." LINK

"Ex-Aide: Harris Hid Subpoena," Tampa Tribune on GOP Florida Senate candidate and current Rep. Katherine Harris' (R-FL) decision to conceal the fact that she had received a grand jury subpoena from DOJ investigators "from top campaign advisers hired to help her deflect negative publicity." LINK

"Second Republican calls for Harris to debate," Palm Beach Post on real estate developer Peter Monroe's joining LeRoy Collins Jr.'s call on Rep. Katherine Harris, the favored Republican candidate in the Florida Senate race, to engage in a debate. LINK

2006: Governor:

"Blackwell mum on his taxes," Columbus Dispatch LINK

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