The Note: Keep You Safer

"Tom Reynolds knew that Congressman Mark Foley was a predator - going after a 16 year old boy. What did he do? Tom Reynolds urged Foley to seek reelection. Why? Because Mark Foley gave over $100,000 to Reynolds' political committee. And Tom Reynolds needed to keep Foley's seat in Congress, so he kept quiet. Reynolds says he did nothing wrong. But when it comes to protecting kids isn't it wrong to do nothing? Tom Reynolds - wrong on all accounts. I'm Jack Davis and I approve this message."

For ABC's Political Radar, David Chalian writes that "the opening claim that 'Tom Reynolds knew that Congressman Mark Foley was a predator - going after a 16 year old boy,' is not supported by the facts since Reynolds says he only learned of the 'over friendly' email to the former Louisiana Page in the Spring 2006 and brought it to Speaker Hastert's attention." LINK

The Buffalo News reports both Davis and Reynolds camps are gearing up to full speed by hiring consultants and pollsters, in addition the Democratic party presence has flooded the David campaign post Foley scandal. LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake on Davis caving to pressures from Democrats to attack Reynolds on Foley. LINK

The Hill's Kaplan reports that Reynolds (will not stump for embattled Rep. Don Sherwood (R-PA) as promised. LINK

Foley: the Democratic strategy:

The Hill's Schor, Sherman, and O'Connor write that Democrats in Congress are chiefly relying on their candidates throughout the country to call for Hastert's resignation, allowing the leadership to stay mum right now. LINK

Foley: political fallout:

The Washington Times continues with Foley coverage Noting key congressional races where Democrats are using the scandal as a talking point towards their opponent. LINK

Foley: Shays takes a swipe at Kennedy:

Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) hit back on Foley yesterday by invoking Sen. Ted Kennedy's Chappaquiddick incident. LINK

"'I know the speaker didn't go over a bridge and leave a young person in the water, and then have a press conference the next day,' said Shays, R-4th District, referring to the 1969 incident in which the Massachusetts Democrat drove a car that plunged into the water and a young campaign worker died."

Sen. Kennedy endorsed Shays' Democratic opponent last week.

Foley: the Florida angle:

Florida Democrats have filed a request with the state's attorney general for Foley records, the Orlando Sentinel reports. LINK

Foley: the Arizona angle:

ABC News' Jake Tapper discusses the "tread" of two Arizona Republicans "into the Foley scandal fallout" with Rep. Kolbe (R-AZ) claims and Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) calls for an investigation. LINK

The Arizona Republic on Kolbe. LINK

Foley: FL-16:

Michael Bender of the Palm Beach Post reports that both Congressional candidates looking to take over Foley's seat have tough challenges ahead. LINK

The Palm Beach Post reports that "Republican state Rep. Joe Negron took a page from Democrat Tim Mahoney's playbook Tuesday by calling for debates in every county of their sprawling congressional district before Election Day." LINK

l Foley: spillover:

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