The Note: CGI Friday

Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN) continues his campaign trip in Iowa.  As mentioned above, Frist will appear on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday.  George also profiles what may be the most vulnerable Democratic Senate seat in the nation, the Garden State battle between Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Tom Kean, Jr (R-NJ).  It's must-see Sunday morning television. LINK

Former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie appears on ABC News Now's "Politics Live" at 1:35 pm ET.  Gillespie plans to plug his new book and chat midterm politics.  We expect at least one question on his 2006 candidate of choice, Sen. George Allen. LINK

Gov. Tom Vilsack (D-IA) continues his Heartland PAC activities with a noon ET town hall meeting in Henniker, NH. He'll be in New Hampshire for events Saturday too

.  On Saturday, former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) travels to Minnesota to help a Democratic congressional candidate and then he's off to Wisconsin.

                                                       Karl Rove is in Omaha, NE campaigning with GOP Senate candidate Pete Ricketts at 4:00 pm ET.

 

The American Enterprise Institute was scheduled to hold an 8:30 am ET discussion, "The 2006 Elections: Are We Ready?" in Washington, D.C.

RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman is in Bismark, ND headlining two state party fundraisers.

Check out our look at the weekend in politics below.

The Way to Win:

Today marks your last chance of the week to win a free, autographed copy of The Way to Win, the upcoming Random House book about American politics from John F. Harris of the Washington Post and Mark Halperin of ABC News.

Go to the book's website, thewaytowin2008.com, and correctly answer today's trivia question and you will be eligible to win a signed first edition copy of the book. LINK

Assuming the hyper likely prospect that President Bush completes his second term, he will match Bill Clinton's feat of serving exactly eight years in the White House.  Today's question is about how unusual that back-to-backness is.  Go to the book's website, where you will find the full question and instructions on how to answer and how to win. LINK

While at the site, those of you, like most Note readers, who are bet-hedgers, can also pre-order a book in advance of its October 3 release or check out the first wave of author appearances (where you can buy a book and get it signed), including the following events:

October 6 at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble at 2289 Broadway in Manhattan; October 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia;  and October 11 at Politics & Prose Bookstore at 5015 Connecticut Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC, right near the Murch Elementary School and where the Thai Room used to be.

As for yesterday's question (To whom did Bill Clinton say in an interview, "I'm all right.  I'm disappointed you didn't call me 'Bubba'"?), the answer is radio's Don Imus.  Our winner, who remains nameless for now, hails from Milford, Pennsylvania. 

Bush Administration agenda: ABC News' Jessica Yellin reports that at the morning gaggle with White House beat reporters, Tony Snow said that President Bush is expected to start doing many more open press campaign events.  "He'll be out very vigorously," Snow said.  (The White House plans to continue its policy of not releasing transcripts of presidential remarks at the closed press events.)

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