The Note: Self-evident Truthiness

Mark Pazniokas of the Hartford Courant Notes that the increased mudslinging in the race between Ned Lamont (D-CT) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT) has reached new highs this week, as Lamont continues to question Lieberman's civil rights record, and Lieberman has taken to attacking Lamont's private business practices. LINK

The Washington Times says Republican Bob Corker has redesigned his campaign in an effort to take on Harold Ford in Tennessee. LINK

David Lerman of the Daily Press believes that the upcoming visit of President Bush to fundraise for Sen. George Allen (R-VA) could be a "double-edged sword." LINK

2006: Governor:

The gloves came off in last night's Faso/Spitzer debate, the New York Times reports. LINK

The New York Post on the same: LINK

The New York Daily News on the same: LINK

Brian Crowley of the Palm Beach Post reports on Democratic concerns about gubernatorial candidate Jim Davis in Florida. LINK

Gubernatorial candidate Rep. Jim Nussle (R-IA) attacked Gov. Vilsack's (D-IA), instead of his would-be successor Democrat Chet Culver, for his handling of racial discrimination claims in two state agencies, Notes the Des Moines Register. LINK

Radio Iowa news director O. Kay Henderson has the details on the Culver-Nussle face-off. LINK

"Republican challenger Dick DeVos sharpened the tone and content of his case for replacing Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm, telling an audience at the Detroit Economic Club the governor has been 'MIA and BSE . . . missing in action and blaming someone else,'" write Dawson Bell and Kathleen Gray of the Detroit Free Press. LINK

After the debate, DeVos told a Catholic radio program he would be "thrilled" if the Supreme Court overturned the landmark "Roe v. Wade" decision and Michigan reverted to its prior law, which permitted abortion only to save a mother's life. The AP's Kathy Barks Hoffman has more. LINK

The Boston Herald reports that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is coming to the aide of Democratic gubernatorial candidate and friend Deval Patrick after fierce ad campaigns against him. LINK

The Schwarzenegger Era:

Martin Kasindorf of USA Today says of the Republican governor of California, "this year, Schwarzenegger has all but become a Democrat. " LINK

The San Francisco Chronicle Notes that the Rev. Amos Brown who leads Third Baptist Church in San Francisco opposed Gov. Schwarzenegger (R-CA) two years ago as part of "the national axis of evil," but now lauds Gov. Schwarzenegger as a leader who has "brought back school counselors, arts, music and physical education to our school." LINK

Gov. Schwarzenegger admits being "absolutely wrong," when it comes to his proposed pension overhaul for state workers earlier this year, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. LINK

2006: ballot measures:

USA Today offers a front page must-read on the 76 ballot initiatives going before voters in November. LINK

2008:

The Associated Press writes up the University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll for WMUR-TV that suggests that Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) remain the frontrunners in the Granite State for 2008. LINK

2008: Republicans:

Scott Helman of the Boston Globe follows Gov. Mitt Romney's (R-MA) -- and produces a must-read story, as the governor tries to cultivate relationships within Washington, DC to harness prospective supporters for a possible 2008 run, and the Boston paper has e-mails that suggest supporters "believe he's committed to running." LINK

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