The Note: Bush Politics Versus Clinton Politics

Alexander Bolton of The Hill contrasts the very different campaigning styles of Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and his opponent Tom Kean, Jr (R-NJ). LINK

The Memphis Commercial Appeal writes that many see Tennessee as part of the three-state "firewall" that the Republican Party must retain to hold the Senate and Notes that Republican candidate Bob Corker has outspent Democratic candidate Harold Ford Jr. by $3 million. LINK

The Hartford Courant reports that Democratic Senate candidate Ned Lamont's charge that Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) "is George Bush's point man" on the personalization/privatization of Social Security is an overstatement, but that Sen. Lieberman has clearly been at both sides of the Social Security debate. LINK

"For the first time, Burns publicly expressed some concern about how effectively the U.S. is waging the war in Iraq. He echoed the views of Senate Armed Services Chairman John Warner, who recently returned from a trip to Iraq," reports the Billings Gazette on the sixth debate in the Montana Senate race. LINK

Democratic Senate candidate Jack Carter needed to score big in Sunday's debate to tighten his race with incumbent Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), but Carter failed to take advantage of the situation, Notes the Las Vegas Sun's Mishak. LINK

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) dropped in for some fundraising with Senate candidate Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) yesterday, Notes the Minneapolis Star Tribune. LINK

2006: Governor:

"With Republican Ken Blackwell trailing by double digits in almost every poll, Blackwell's campaign Tuesday tried to link his Democratic opponent to child sex predators - and the state Republican spokesman even raised questions about Ted Strickland's sexuality," writes the Cincinnati Enquirer's Jon Craig. LINK

Brian Mooney of the Boston Globe reports on the labor union help being provided to Deval Patrick's campaign on the airwaves. LINK

"Deval Patrick's convicted rapist brother-in-law, who landed in the epicenter of a storm of controversy last week, has registered with the state Sex Offender Registry Board," reports the Boston Herald's Dave Wedge. LINK

Jessica Heslam of the Boston Herald reports on journalists donating to Baystate gubernatorial campaigns. LINK

The Detroit News Notes that Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) and Republican challenger Dick DeVos have both ignored Michigan's image as a labor stronghold and what that means for managing the state's transition to a 21st-century "knowledge economy." LINK

In a front-page story, the New York Times' Patrick Healy profiles John Faso, Republican candidate for New York governor waging an uphill battle against his popular Democratic opponent Eliot Spitzer. LINK

McCain vs. Clinton:

The New York Times' Maureen Dowd (who plays Ben Smith's blog musings on Sen. Clinton's wearing of crosses up high in her column) cleverly attempts to get to the bottom of the Estonia vodka drinking vignette in the McCain/Clinton relationship as she attempts to unearth Sen. Clinton's "subterranean saucy side". LINK


In a New York Daily News "exclusive," Michael Saul reveals Mayor Bloomberg's failed attempt to point out his daughter's financial ties to auto company Audi during his appearance at an Audi event last week. LINK

2008: Republicans:

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