The Note: Weekly Weakly

Former Senator John Edwards (D-NC) addresses a campaign rally for congressional candidate Heath Shuler (D-NC) at 4:00 pm ET in Asheville, NC.

Former Gov. Mark Warner (D-VA) attends a rally with Senatorial candidate Jim Webb (D-VA) and congressional candidates Phil Kellam (D-VA) and Shawn O'Donnell (D-VA) at the Local 8888 headquarters in Newport News, VA.

Gov. Tom Vilsack (D-IA) campaigns with gubernatorial candidate Dina Titus in Reno, Nevada at 10:00 am ET. At 12:00 pm ET, he delivers the Heartland PAC's Votes Declaration, a petition with more than 10,000 signatures to Nevada Secretary of State. Later, Gov. Vilsack meets with the NV Democratic Party in also in Reno at 1:45 pm ET.

Senatorial candidate Jon Tester casts his ballot early in Fort Benton, MT today. Tester is the Democrat who is hoping to defeat GOP incumbent Sen. Conrad Burns.

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) debates challenger Democrat Jim Pederson in Flagstaff AZ.

Gen. Wesley Clark (D-AR) spends the weekend in New Hampshire. He speaks at a Portsmouth Democrats dinner at 6:00 pm ET in Portsmouth today.

You will not want to miss "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on Sunday with his full interview with President Bush and an exclusive Sunday morning interview with Bush's 2004 opponent, Sen. John Kerry. LINK

Homestretch money:

Jim Kuhnhenn of the Associated Press Notes that the combined DNC/DSCC/DCCC cash on hand deficit was cut in half (from $20 million to $10 million) by the end of September. LINK

Kuhnhenn adds up the numbers:

"The Republican National Committee was the top GOP fundraiser, collecting $13 million. It reported $26 million in hand."

"The National Republican Congressional Committee, the House organization, reported raising $12 million and had $39.2 million in hand."

"The National Republican Senatorial Committee said it raised $5.15 million and had $12 million in the bank."

"The Democratic National Committee reported raising $5.6 million and had $8.2 million in hand."

"The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said it raised $13.6 million and had $23.1 million in the bank."

"The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House organization, reported $14.4 million raised and $36 million cash on hand."

While Democrats are raking it in, Republicans are still better at putting it away. The New York Times' Jeff Zeleny, taking a break from ethics duty, has the numbers, and just what each party plans to do with that money before November 7. LINK

2006: landscape:

Per the Wall Street Journal's Wirey John Harwood, voters over 50 favor Democrats for control of Congress by 20 percentage points, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. "As Republicans brace for renewed Democratic campaign attacks on Social Security, older voters favor Bush's adversaries on the issue by more than 30 percentage points."

For the Washington Post's Metro section, Robert Barnes and Michael Shear Note the "stern stay-the-course message" delivered by President Bush on behalf of Sen. Allen as well as former President Clinton telling a Baltimore crowd yesterday that his party "now has a chance to represent not just progressives but also sensible conservatives. 'There's something amazing going on here,' Clinton said. 'This is not a usual election.'" LINK

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