The Note: Bugging Indecisions

The Herald-Tribune reports that Vice President Dick Cheney plans to visit Sarasota, FL on Friday to campaign for congressional candidate Vern Buchanan for the seat being vacated by Senate candidate Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL). LINK

2006: Senate:

"The national Democratic Party has scaled back by $1 million the support it had planned to provide for U.S. Senate candidate Jim Pederson's effort to defeat Republican Sen. Jon Kyl," writes the Arizona Republic's Kamman. LINK

The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Koff Notes Rep. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is making an issue of Sen. DeWine's attendance record at public hearings of the Senate Intelligence Committee. LINK

Sen. Ted Kennedy doesn't seem to think Sen. Joe Lieberman is a JFK Democrat when it comes to his position on Iraq. The Massachusetts Senator was in Connecticut campaigning with Ned Lamont yesterday. The Hartford Courant has the story. LINK

2006: Governor:

The Washington Post's David Broder predicts that "starry-eyed Democrats across the nation" are going to be clamoring for Deval Patrick if he wins the Massachusetts governorship. LINK

After being question by the Boston Globe over his involvement in a campaign to free a convicted rapist, Deval Patrick has admitted that in 2001 he did indeed make a financial contribution to help pay for a DNA test of an inmate he hoped would be released from prison. LINK

As for Patrick's opponent, Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, today's Boston Herald's headlines reads: "Cop killer got state house duties: 'Tough on crime' Healey/Romney administration doled work to violent criminals." LINK

The Columbus Dispatch reports that gubernatorial candidate Ted Strickland (D-OH) swamped his Republican opponent, Ken Blackwell, in fundraising with a 2-to-1 ratio during the month of September. LINK

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Wilkinson writes that Blackwell and Strickland got personal in last night's debate on the Ohio economy. LINK

Michigan Democrats continue to try to turn up the heat on Dick DeVos' failure to completely disclose all of his finances, but as the Detroit News reports, Michigan is one of three states without any financial disclosure law. LINK

The Detroit News' Josar reports that Muhammad Ali endorsed Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) because of her support for stem cell research. LINK

Angela Couloumbis reports in the Philadelphia Inquirer that Lynn Swann (R-PA) accused Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) of reneging on his 2002 promises during their debate. Rendell responded by saying "Well, Lynn, you'll learn that the people of Pennsylvania don't elect you king." LINK

And Rendell's use of Notes during the debate is causing a kerfuffle.

2008: Republicans:

Roll Call's Emily Pierce reports that Sen. McCain "has been meeting quietly for the past several months with a group of Republican Senate supporters to plot campaign strategy and build a wider base of support among influential party figures."

Kathleen Gray of the Detroit Free Press writes that former Mayor Rudy Giuliani "seemed as interested in the home-run distances at Comerica Park, where his New York Yankees will play the Detroit Tigers on Friday, as he was in the campaign of U.S. Senate candidate Mike Bouchard." LINK

2008: Democrats:

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