The Note: Denny's Grand Slam (cont.)

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) begins his first of two days of campaigning with Democrats in New Hampshire. First, he speaks at Keene State College; he then headlines a Keene, NH event for Democrat Paul Hodes, who is running against Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH), at 3:00 pm ET. At 6:00 pm ET he joins the Hillsborough County Democrats for a Spaghetti Dinner at 6:00 pm ET in Nashua, NH. Tomorrow he campaigns with Shea-Porter, the Democrats' House candidate in New Hampshire's first congressional district, and New Hampshire Stonewall Democrats in Manchester, NH.

Rep. Ted Strickland (D-OH), the Democratic candidate for governor in Ohio, speaks about the economy at 1:15 pm ET and later holds a rally with Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) at 5:30 pm ET in Columbus, OH.

Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) stumps for Democrat Chris Carney, who is running against Rep. Don Sherwood (R-PA), at 5:00 pm ET. Carney released his second television ad yesterday which invokes allegations of abuse on the part of Rep. Sherwood from his former mistress.

Democrat Jim Webb, who has been hammered by the Allen campaign for authoring an article many years ago entitled "Why Women Can't Fight," receives the endorsement of the League of Women Voters at 11:00 am ET in Richmond, VA.

Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and Republican Lynn Swann participate in a taped debate tonight in Philadelphia, which will air at 8:00 pm ET and again at 9:00 pm ET on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

The House and Senate are in recess until after the election.

The Way to Win, the the new book from Mark Halperin of ABC News and John F. Harris of the Washington Post, featuring interviews with Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, and Karl Rove on political strategy, turns one week old today.

Happy birthday, The Way to Win.

Buy your special birthday edition of the book here. LINK

Wednesday, at 7:30 am ET, Halperin and Harris will appear on C-SPAN's Washington Journal. To win a free, autographed copy of the book, all you need to do is call into the show and successfully get either of the following phrases past Steve Scully and the show's censors:

-- "Steve Scully and The Way to Win: Perfect together."

or

-- "Baba Booey and The Way to Win: Perfect together." You can listen to the fellas interviewed here by veteran talker Marty Moss-Coane of WHYY: LINK

Polls:

"An unpopular war led by a beleaguered president has pushed the Republican Party back to a deep deficit in voter preferences. But the Mark Foley scandal, while it hasn't helped, is a distant concern, with many doubting that the Democrats would've handled it any better," reports ABC News Polling Director Gary Langer. LINK

"The scandal's likeliest impact is that it forces the Republicans off the anti-terrorism message that remains their best push back against the broad discontent with the war in Iraq. The scandal has erased the minor gains the Republicans showed around the 9/11 anniversary."

"Among registered voters, the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll finds the Democrats with a 54-41 percent lead in the congressional horse race. . . That's the biggest Democratic lead this close to Election Day in more than 20 years."

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