The Note: Weekly Weakly

Rep. Nancy Johnson's (R-CT) campaign received a blow yesterday when it learned it would not enjoy the sole support of the environmental group the Sierra Club, who endorsed Johnson three times before. The Hartford Courant's Rinker Buck has more. LINK

Mark Ginnochio of the Stamford Advocate wraps up the last of Rep. Christopher Shays' (R-CT) and Diane Farrell's (D-CT) 11 debates, Noting the plentiful accusations but absence of many actual solutions. LINK

The San Francisco Chronicle's Zachary Coile looks at how the current anti-war mood could unseat Rep. Shays even as he tries to shift his stance on the war. LINK

Democratic campaign strategists have added two veteran Northern California GOP congressmen, Rep. Richard Pombo (R-CA) and Rep. John Doolittle (R-CA), to the list of contests they think they can win on Nov. 7, Notes the San Francisco Chronicle's Epstein. LINK

Former President Bill Clinton will help state Sen. Ron Klein (D) today during a fundraiser at the Palm Beach home of Netscape founder Jim Clark. It is part of a final campaign push for Klein who is facing off against incumbent Rep. Clay Shaw (R). The Miami Herald previews the event. LINK

Larry Eichel of the Philadelphia Inquirer Notes President Bush's pit stop in Pennsylvania to support trailing Republican Rep. Don Sherwood (R-PA). LINK

Anne Saunders of the AP writes that Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH) apologized for his comment that Rep. "Bernie Sanders and his Sandernistas can go back to taxi-driving in the Bronx of New York City, where they came from," calling it just a bad joke and said that "this emotion builds up approaching the election." LINK

Kevin Landrigan of the Nashua Telegraph profiles congressional candidate Carol Shea Porter (D-NH) who says she "never planned to be the anti-war candidate," but is in favor of a timeline for withdrawal from Iraq and wants to see the troops preparing to leave. LINK

Paul Harasim of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the debate between candidate Rep. Jon Porter (R-NV) and Democrat Tessa Hafen got heated even before it started with the Democrats in the crowd shouting "Tessa!" while the Republicans responded with "Unqualified." During the debate, Hafen was asked whether it was fair of her to link Rep. Porter to Mark Foley in her tv ads. She responded that she was trying to point out that Porter followed the House leadership which was responsible for covering up the scandal. LINK

State and federal officials are investigating a letter from GOP congressional candidate Tan Nguyen's campaign written in Spanish and mailed to voters in central Orange County that warns immigrants that they are not eligible to vote in federal elections. The Associated Press has the story. LINK

The Washington Post on same: LINK

2006: Senate:

Quinnipiac University is out with a new poll this morning showing Sen. Lieberman (I-CT) well ahead of Ned Lamont, the man who defeated him in the Democratic primary in August. Lieberman leads Lamont 52 to 35 percent according to the poll with Republican Alan Schlesinger getting six percent of the vote.

Perhaps, Lieberman's friend Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) can help narrow that gap for Lamont with his new tv ad for the Democratic candidate going up all over the Nutmeg State.

Here's a portion of the script of the new ad.

DODD: "We need a new direction, I think you could help us get there."

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