The Note: Keep You Safer

Almost lost in the trading of multikiloton blasts between the McCain and Clinton camps was the sub-kiloton announcement by Simon & Shuster yesterday that a special ten-year anniversary edition of "It Takes A Village" will be released in December just in time for Christmas, with a new foreword of several pages long by the author, a.k.a, the junior Senator from Chappaqua. LINK

Choire Sicha writes in the New York Observer that since Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-NY) own Senate race isn't competetive, "she has worked as a one-woman D.N.C., running on behalf of all acceptable comers. For small neighbors in Congress races, such as Kirsten Gillibrand and Diane Farrell, she has brought in star power, and donors. When she has campaigned with the local big boys, such as Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo, she has swamped them." LINK

The New York Post writes up the "carefully staged campaign event" with Hillary Clinton and Eliot Spitzer on Long Island yesterday where a Lazio 2000 supporter expressed her openness to the idea of possibly voting for Sen. Clinton this time around. LINK

The New York Daily News on the same event: LINK

The Philadelphia Inquirer's Christine Schiavo discusses the veteran advantage used by candidates. John Kerry called Rep. Fitzpatrick (R-PA)'s recent rally which minimized his opponent's service in Baghdad, a "swift-boating" attempt. LINK

Thomas Beaumont of the Des Moines Register reports that Gov. Tom Vilsack (D-IA) will address the New York's Council on Foreign Relations thinktank on Thursday, "a common rite for prospective presidential candidates." LINK

The AP reports that Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM) has brought in more than $3.2 million in the past three months for his re-election campaign. The article gives a thorough list of who has contributed to Richardson and his GOP opponent John Dendahl. LINK

About 100 people attended the Hillsborough County Democrats 1st Annual Spaghetti Dinner in Nashua last night (catered by the Puritan Backroom).

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) would not say he is running for president, but one of the first things he would do if elected is to restore the Geneva Convention protections.

Maura Keefe was there and said they are planning to come up many times this next year.

2008: independent:

Maggie Haberman of the New York Post writes up New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's fundraising and campaign schedule on behalf of Sen. Joe Lieberman's independent bid for reelection. LINK

Democratic agenda:

Ralph Z. Hallow of the Washington Times writes on why some Democrats are playing playing a different tune in 2006 races. "The reasons for the plethora of rightward-running Democratic candidates? Polls show Democrats will have a hard time winning in strong Republican and swing districts if they spout traditional Democratic positions. " LINK

Clintons of Chappaqua:

While speaking at a campaign event yesterday, Sen. Cinton acknowledged that her mother, Dorothy Rodham, had recently moved into the former First Couple's home in Washington, DC. LINK

Casting and counting:

Adam Nossiter of the New York Times takes a closer look at the "the first federal lawsuit under the Voting Rights Act accusing blacks of suppressing the rights of whites" in Mississippi. LINK

USA Today on a preliminary report which finds little evidence of polling fraud scenarios that state voter registration requirements intend to stop. LINK

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