The Note: Stop Reading Polls


Immigration will be back in focus today when President Bush signs H.R. 6061, the Secure Fence Act of 2006, in the White House's Roosevelt Room at 9:35 pm ET.

Later in the day, the President campaigns with Jeff Lamberti, the Republican running against Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA), in Des Moines, IA at 1:45 pm ET. Boswell is one of a dwindled number (down to about four) of somewhat vulnerable Democratic incumbents in the House whom Republicans hope to knock off in November.

One Republican who is skipping President Bush's event today is Rep. Jim Nussle (R-IA), the Republican running for governor of Iowa. Chet Culver, the Democrat running against Nussle, has accused his Republican rival of "running and hiding" from the same President that raised a million dollars for him in April. LINK and LINK

Rep. Boswell tells the Des Moines Register that he hopes the presidential visit will mobilize Democrats because "with some of the things that have been going on in this administration, if he wants to bring him, that's OK with me. Maybe he can bring him a couple of times." LINK

Nussle says tight scheduling and tight security make it impossible for him to stand with his commander-in-chief; we bet the Nussle campaign won't mind the media's obsession with his distancing, and neither will the White House.

Once he's done in Iowa, President Bush heads to the Wolverine State where he campaigns with Republican Mike Bouchard in Warren, MI at 6:40 pm ET.

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), the incumbent Democratic Senator whom Bouchard is challenging, will be joined by Reps. Sander Levin (D-MI) and John Dingell (D-MI) for a 3:00 pm ET press conference and presidential prebuttal at a UAW Local in Warren, MI.

Former President Bill Clinton was scheduled to attend a rally for Democratic congressional candidate Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democrat running against Rep. John Sweeney (R-NY), at the Albany Airport at 9:15 am ET.

The former President then attends a Democratic GOTV rally at the Syracuse Airport at 12:00 pm ET. He then travels to Farmingdale, NY for a 2:30 pm ET rally.

The man who likes to describe himself as the "chief caseworker for the junior Senator from New York" ends his day at the Tavern on the Green where he will deliver remarks at his wife's 59th birthday celebration. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) will also deliver remarks at this open press event which begins at 8:30 pm ET across the street from the world headquarters of ABC News.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) was scheduled to attend the Partners in Education Appreciation Breakfast with Gov. Bob Riley (R-AL) in Mobile, AL at 9 am ET. Following the breakfast, Sen. McCain and Gov. Riley planned to hold a news conference on the Air Force tanker competition. Then at 11:45 am ET, McCain joins Gov. Riley at a rally for local GOP politicians at the Chatom Community Center in Mobile, AL. Sen. McCain attends a Black Belt Action Commission's second anniversary celebration at the Demopolis Civic Center in Demopolis, AL at 2 pm ET.

On the money front, all national party committees and any state, district, or local party committees that engage in federal election activity must file a monthly report with the FEC today. Tomorrow's filing will be the last one before the midterm elections.

Kevin "Smitty" Smith and Kevin "Maddog" Madden have headed off to First Street!

Their purpose?

To help expand the "bandwidth" of GOP campaign messaging.

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) announced Wednesday that the Freedom Project is launching a strategic communications effort -- the Majority Project -- that will work in concert with the RNC and NRCC to support GOP House candidates across the country. The Majority Project will provide House Republican candidates with a daily, aggressive message campaign that draws a stark contrast between Republicans and Democrats on key issues. This effort will include press releases, a counter-communications message, briefs on key campaign issues, and a component that includes radio and television, among others.

In other words: Bill Burton's free ride is over.

The Way to Win:

Right-wing and left-wing bloggers agree: The Way to Win is worth talking about. LINK

See what all the fuss is about by buying your copy of the new Random House book by ABC News' Mark Halperin (apparently, somehow both a pro-Rove extremist and a dangerous liberal) and John F. Harris (the ultra-fair father of three).

You can buy The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008 here. LINK

You can also read about The Way to Win in Gary Andres' Washington Times op-ed LINK and John Batchelor's New York Sun piece. LINK

POTUS speaks:

In an online column, Newsweek's Howard Fineman compares President Bush's "benchmarks" to former Vice President Gore's "lock box" and opines that "if I'm a struggling Republican candidate -- buffeted by winds of anger and confusion over the war -- I'm not sure 'benchmarks' will insure MY victory on Nov. 7." LINK

The Washington Post's Peter Baker Notes that separate press conferences by President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki "exposed rising tensions between Washington and Baghdad as the fighting worsens. Maliki upbraided U.S. officials a day after they announced benchmarks for the Iraqi government to meet over the next 12 to 18 months, dismissing the plan as 'the result of elections taking place right now that do not involve us.'" LINK

"With less than two weeks until Election Day, Mr. Bush's decision to address the war and its problems so prominently carries the risk that he will strengthen the Democrats' case that the midterm election is primarily a referendum on his own handling of the war," writes the New York Times' John Broder. LINK

"Mr. Bush's comments, in a news conference at the White House, were a stark indication of concern within the West Wing over eroding support for the war. The violence in Iraq has reached near-record peaks just as voters are considering their final choices for Congress in midterm elections less than two weeks from now, a contest that Mr. Bush has cast in part as a national referendum on the conflict," writes the New York Times' Rutenberg. LINK

In an analysis for the Chicago Tribune, Mark Silva writes, "President Bush may be making his last best case for the war in Iraq, but to growing ranks of skeptics it's the same old argument." LINK

USA Today's David Jackson ledes with President Bush warning Democrats not to celebrate early. LINK

Dean's Democrats:

On "Good Morning America," DNC Chairman Howard Dean told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that "a wide consensus" of Democrats believe beginning a phased redeployment of troops out of Iraq should begin in the next few months. Dean said that bringing the Guard and Reserve home "fairly quickly" after several months will be something Democrats may pursue should they regain a portion of power in Washington, DC after November 7. LINK

Dean also said that Democrats "have no interest in partisan fighting," but instead in leading the country in "a new direction." Gov. Dean went on to blast President Bush for having a "permanent commitment to a failed strategy" in Iraq.

Pelosi politics:

ABC News' Claire Shipman profiled Nancy Pelosi on "Good Morning America." Dean didn't back away from any of her tough rhetoric against President Bush but asserted that she has respect for the office of the presidency and should she become Speaker it will be her responsibility to work with the President. LINK

Bush Administration agenda:

James McNair of the Cincinnati Enquirer describes Vice President Cheney's visit as a "luncheon gathering so quick that he didn't have time to eat." He never even "uttered the names of Republican Reps. Steve Chabot, Jean Schmidt, or Geoff Davis." LINK

First Lady Laura Bush fundraises in New Hampshire on Monday in Manchester with the state GOP. LINK

Same-sex marriage:

Coming soon to church fliers and direct mail near you ("near" if you don't live in Manhattan):

"The New Jersey decision could stoke the fires for social conservatives elsewhere," write Michael Powell and Robin Shulman of the Washington Post on the New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that gay couples deserved the same rights as straight couples. LINK

More from the New York Times: LINK

Former Republican pollster Frank Luntz told the Los Angeles Times that Democrats don't want single-sex marriage to be an issue on November 7th because "cultural conservatives are sure to vote, and that's good news for the GOP." Ellen Barry on the yesterday's ruling on gay unions in New Jersey and what it all means for the midterms. LINK

"It's so profoundly emotional and meaningful," said former Gov. Jim McGreevey (D-NJ), reports the Newark Star-Ledger. LINK

Politics of stem cell research:

Thomas Beaumont of the Des Moines Register reports that Michael J. Fox will campaign for gubernatorial candidate Chet Culver. LINK

Cardinals pitcher Jeff Suppan's involvement in the television ad campaign opposed to Missouri's Amendment 2 on stem cell research funding gets the New York Times treatment today, including a helpful list of historic examples of politics and baseball mixing. LINK

The Boston Globes Susan Milligan and Rick Klein Note the Democratic "wedge" issue of stem cell research. LINK

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette on Michale J. Fox vs. Rush Limbaugh: LINK

2006: landscape:

"In both parties, a consensus now exists -- buttressed by polls -- that disaffection with a war grown costly and difficult to manage is the gravest threat to continued Republican rule," write Peter Slevin and Michael Powell of the Washington Post, on how the war has turned against Republicans. LINK

A crop of conservative Democrats candidates are making trouble for Republican incumbents. Some of the Democrats best House challengers this election season are conservative enough to be endorsed by the Blue Dogs and the centrist part of the Democratic wing, reports Janet Hook of the Los Angeles Times. LINK

The New York Times' Carl Hulse Notes that exhaustion and strain in the campaign home stretch can often lead to candidate gaffes. LINK

The New York Times also looks at how "Google bombing" has seeped into the 2006 campaign culture. Tom Zeller, Jr. has the story. LINK

"The GOP now seems certain to give the House away. Democrats need to pick up 15 seats for control. They'll get that -- and up to 20 more. Republicans will take a pounding in the Northeast, losing House seats in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Some GOP seats in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Texas and Washington will also switch hands," writes Richard Sammon on LINK

Roll Call's Lauren Whittington writes that voters in New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada are not necessarily ready to embrace Democrats but they are mad with the GOP on spending and other issues.

William Weir and Jesse Leavenworth of the Hartford Courant discuss the alleged increase in negative ads, "you have people today say it was disgusting, that it was untrue -- but you know what? It really worked." LINK

"Sen. Charles E. Schumer, chairman of the [DSCC], says he is just as surprised as anyone that Democrats have a legitimate shot at taking control of the Senate in the November election," writes Eric Pfeiffer of the Washington Times. LINK

2006: House: CT-05:

Hartford Courant's Rinker Buck reports that Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-CT) launches a new ad that is reminiscent of The Daily Show. LINK

2006: House: KY-04:

Bob Novak of the Chicago Sun-Times, who seems unsure of who will be in the majority come January, highlights the race in Kentucky's 4th District between Rep. Geoff Davis (R) and Democratic Candidate Ken Lucas ultimately concluding that "A victory by Lucas probably would be part of a Democratic wave and a Republican disaster. A win by Davis would entrench a Republican conservative in Congress far into the future. It would also mark the limits of nationalizing congressional elections." LINK

2006: House: NY:

Raymond Hernandez of the New York Times writes up the competitive House races in upstate New York which seem to be a bit more competitive of late than they were at Labor Day. Hernandez places the open seat in New York's 24th congressional district and Tom Reynolds' seat in the 26th district as the most vulnerable GOP seats. LINK

2006: House: OH-15:

The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan reports on the re-election campaign of Rep. Deborah Pryce, and Ohio elections in general, Noting "It promises to be a watershed election for Ohio. If Democrats do well, it means this state is the ultimate swing state. But the elections will cement Ohio's Republican credentials if the Democrats fail to capture any of the major prizes." LINK

2006: Senate: Tennessee:

In an article slugged "Republican's Hold on the South Gets Test in Tennessee," the Wall Street Journal's Corey Dade and Nikhil Deogun look at the changing demographic of the "upper south" where the population of non-native residents has increased dramatically over the last 15 years and could be eroding the Republican stronghold. LINK

Robin Toner of the New York Times writes up the "furor" surrounding the RNC ad with a blonde actress playing a woman who says she met Harold Ford at a Playboy party and urges him to call her. The people at the RNC independent expenditure refused to comment for the story and RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman tells Toner he does "not believe that this would damage his Republican outreach efforts." LINK

"Republican Bob Corker wants to wait until the last minute to loan more of his personal fortune to his Senate campaign and thus delay Harold Ford Jr.'s right to raise more from individual donors, according to a letter from Corker's campaign chairman and accusations from Ford surrogates," writes Bartholomew Sullivan in today's Memphis Commercial Appeal. LINK

Harold Ford, Sr. (D-TN) is stumping for his two sons this campaign season. According to Halimah Abdullah of the Commercial Appeal, his involvement is validating rumors that Harold Jr. is just another extension of the "Ford political machine." LINK

. 2006: Senate: Virginia:

The Washington Post's Bill Turque profiles Sen. George Allen (R-VA) "whose style melds Ronald Reagan's optimism with George W. Bush's Texas swagger" focusing on the questions of racism that have plagued his campaign. LINK

The Washington Times' Seth McLaughlin and Christina Bellantoni report that Richmond Mayor L. Douglas Wilder has thrown his support to Webb. LINK

The Washington Post's Maria Gold reports that both Webb and Allen have come out in support of No Child Left Behind; however, they differ on how the law has "played out." LINK

The Washington Post's Tim Craig and Lisa Rein report on the Webb and Allen campaigns latest stumping and support. LINK

Jerome L. Sherman of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette explains how Allen and Webb are courting the Latino vote. LINK

2006: Senate: New Jersey:

The NRSC doubles down on New Jersey. The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg writes up the $3.5 million infusion into the Garden State by national Republicans in an effort to knock off the one vulnerable Democratic incumbent in a Senate race this year. LINK

2006: Senate: Maryland:

The Washington Post's Matthew Mosk and Ann Marimow look at the debate between Republican Michael Steele and Democrat Benjamin Cardin, Maryland candidates for the Senate, and their possible lack of knowledge of the Maryland suburbs. LINK

The Washington Times' Brian DeBose and Jon Ward report that "Local black Democratic leaders will not attack" Steele "even as they campaign and appear in ads for his opponent." LINK

The Washington Post's Marc Fisher declares Steele the winner of yesterday's debate but questions his unavailability to reporters. LINK

The Washington Times' Jon Ward on the Steele-Cardin debate. LINK

2006: Senate: Michigan:

Ruby L. Bailey of the Detroit Free Press reports on Sen. Stabenow's (D-MI) surprise at her opponent's accusations that she was "ineffective," she said "I've never had anybody say that before." Brian Walton, a spokesman for the NRSC claimed that "she takes credit for simply showing up." LINK

The Washington Times' Charles Hurt reports that Republicans are seeing the gap close in Michigan between Stabenow and Bouchard. LINK

2006: Senate: Connecticut:

The Washington Post's David Broder pens a column arguing that the Senatorial election in Connecticut between Democratic candidate Ned Lamont, Republican candidate Alan Schlesinger, and Sen. Joe Lieberman will be the crucible on the war debate. LINK

2006: Governor: California:

A new poll shows that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) has an 18 point lead over his challenger Democrat Phil Angelides. The Los Angeles Times on the gubernatorial poll numbers, Proposition 84 and more. LINK

2006: Governor: Maryland:

The Washington Post's John Wager reports that the Maryland gubernatorial race is getting rough even as the candidates claim to be taking the high ground, with reports that Democrat Martin O'Malley had been arrested for a DUI while a law student and that Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich scalped tickets in college. LINK

2006: Governor: Massachusetts:

The Boston Globe's Brian Ballou reports that former President Clinton "waxed nostalgic" for Worcester, MA while stumping for gubernatorial hopeful Devall Patrick. LINK

"'I love this city; the people have been very good to me,' Clinton said. 'When the Republicans tried to run me out of Washington, I came to Worcester, and 20,000 people greeted me.'"

2006: Governor: Michigan:

Gary Heinlein of the Detroit News discusses a campaign brochure blaming Gov. Granholm (D-MI) for the mistaken release of a murderer and pointing out that "at least six people are dead because of the Granholm administration's bureaucratic mistakes." LINK

Richard Wolf of USA Today Notes the economy is the main focus in Michigan elections this year. LINK

2006: Governor: Nevada:

Add this to your 2006 cycle scandal sheet. The woman who initially accused gubernatorial candidate Jim Gibbons (R-NV) of assaulting her went public with her account yesterday at a press conference and claimed that associates of Gibbons allegedly offered her a bribe and threatened her which, she says, led to her dropping of the charges. The Las Vegas Review Journal's Molly Ball has the story. LINK

Martin Kasindorf looks at the allegations dogging Rep. Gibbons for the Nation's Newspaper. LINK

Share the wealth:

"Senators Edward M. Kennedy and John Kerry, Democrats of Massachusetts, contributed $500,000 each on Wednesday to the party's Congressional campaign committees," reports the New York Times. LINK

The Boston Globe's Michael Kranish on the same: LINK

GOP agenda:

The Chicago Tribune's William Neikirk looks at GOP efforts to question the leadership ability of Democrats. LINK

Democratic agenda:

The AP's Jim Kuhnhenn reports that Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the GOPer in line to lead Senate Republicans, last month with a proposal to work together in a more bipartisan fashion. LINK

"The conversation was brief, and both agreed to meet again after the elections, aides to the leaders said. But it was significant because McConnell, in line to become Republican leader of the Senate next year, and Reid are both skilled infighters, well-schooled in the obstructionist tricks of the Senate. For Democrats, the offer recognizes that no matter the outcome of the election, Bush would be in the final two years of his presidency and Republicans might be more amenable to cutting legislative deals with Democrats."

USA Today's Susan Page on what Americans can expect if the Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives. LINK

2008: independent:

The New York Times' Chan on Michael Bloomberg's Chicago fundraiser for Sen. Joe Lieberman's reelection bid. (Be sure to Note how Lieberman and Bloomberg took different sides on the Schiavo incident.) While in the Windy City, Bloomberg also stood with Mayor Daley and trotted out the NRA for some rhetorical target practice in his effort to promote gun control legislation. LINK

USA Today's Martha Moore reports on a mayoral conference organized by Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston (D) and Michael Bloomberg (R) in Chicago that has brought together 109 cities to focus on tougher state and federal gun laws. Mayors say they struggle to stem the flow of guns from states with lax gun laws. LINK

2008: Republicans:

John DiStaso writes that Sen. McCain is in New Hampshire today, campaigning with Rep. Charlie Bass (R-NH). McCain's PAC will announce the names of 51 state legislators who are supporting him, "more than double the 22 lawmakers who joined McCain in 2000." LINK

On Rudy Giuliani, DiStaso writes that he "will return to the state on Nov. 3 to keynote a forum for Victory NH, a network linking Republican leaning activist groups. The subject will be the importance of protecting the state's first-in-the-nation Presidential primary." LINK

2008: Democrats:

Steven Winn of the San Francisco Chronicle reports on Sen. Obama's "highly produced event" which "played like a campaign stop dry run." In response to the questions about his plans, Obama replied, "I'm the flavor of the month, this is a celebrity culture, and that culture has to be fed." LINK

Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times details Sen. Obama's (D-IL) west coast visit to Seattle today. Despite putting a 2008 WH bid in play, Obama formed his senate re-election committee, Obama 2010, and informs guests of the private luncheon event on how to make contributions. "Without organization, Obama will not be able to translate his popularity into presidential political primary power." LINK

Patrick Gavin and Jeff Dufour of the Washington Examiner 'Yeas and Nays' column write that many internet domain names invoking a 2008 presidential run for Barack Obama have already been secured. If Sen. Obama pulls the trigger on a run for the White House, he may have to cough up some cash to woo a domain name he likes away from its current owner. LINK

In the forthcoming Sunday New York Times Magazine, Alexandra Starr features the prospects of female candidates in western states this year, concluding with a focus on Sen. Clinton's potential run in 2008. Starr points to the region's "receptivity" to female leaders and its "transparent political parties and history," both of which could translate into a regional victory for Clinton if she runs. Starr continues: "She would have trouble carrying the states in the South, but if Western voters extend their embrace of female leadership to the highest levels of government, a promotion from the Senate to the White House could be within her reach."

Coverage of Sen. Bayh's trips to New Hampshire and Kentucky from the Laconia Citizen LINK and the Cincinnati Enquirer LINK

Looks may not be everything, but it is certainly something in electoral politics, reports the New York Times' Marc Santora in "Thursday Styles" keying off of the recent controversy surrounding remarks made by Sen. Clinton's opponent, John Spencer, about her evolution in appearance. LINK

Ballot measures:

The interplay of the minimum wage ballot measure and various House and Senate races is increasingly important in the nation's "nip-and-tuck" races, reports the St. Louis Post Dispatch in a story that also looks at the way in which gay marriage ballot measures will galvanize the right. LINK

The AP reports from Knoxville, TN that "clergy members opposed to a state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage say they want government to 'remove itself from the field of religion.'" LINK


David Drucker of Roll Call zeroes in on Colorado with the headline "Colorado, Once Red, Is Growing Increasingly Blue."


The New York Times' Kirkpatrick reports that it was a Human Rights Campaign staffer who set up an anonymous web site that was responsible for first posting the Foley emails to a Louisiana page. The Human Rights Campaign learned of the staffer's involvement this week and fired him. LINK

Politics of the pulpit:

Liberal watchdog group CREW has filed a complaint with the IRS looking into church involvement in Kansas Attorney General Phil Kline's campaign, reports the New York Times. LINK

Politics of

Stacy Johnson of the Des Moines Register writes that "politicians are hoping 'pokes' will turn into votes this November as they court the college crowd on" LINK

Casting and counting:

The Wall Street Journal's June Kronholtz breaks down potential ballot problems, stemming from the Help America Vote act including elderly poll workers, long lines, recount delays, and hackers.

David Brooks declares an end to "conservative dominance":

David Brooks delivers a near must-read New York Times column in which he declares an end to conservatism due to an exhausted agenda and splintered movement and the beginning of a period without ideological dominance. Be sure to read what he sees as the implications for that in 2008 and beyond. LINK

Other calendar items:

Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) continues his bus tour today and travels to cities in southwest Arkansas. The bus tour is scheduled to end at 7 pm ET with a "Push to the Polls" celebration including live entertainment from Gov. Huckabee's band, "Capitol Offense" at Juanita's Mexican Restaurant in Little Rock, AR.

Gov. Tom Vilsack (D-IA) speaks to the Asia Society on "Sustaining Economic Growth While Combating Social Challenges in Asia" in New York City, NY at 6 pm ET.

This Morning, Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) began his two-day tour of Pennsylvania addressing the growing threat against America with an 8 am ET scheduled "Gathering Storm" speech at the PRL, Inc. in Cornwall, PA. Sen. Santorum delivers the same speech at 11 am ET at Valley Forge Military Academy and College in Wayne, PA, and at 2:30 pm ET to the Nightvision Systems in Allentown, PA before delivering the speech again at 4:30 pm ET at the Wyomissing Fire Department in Wyomissing, PA.

Former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) promotes a Colorado ballot measure to raise the state's minimum wage with Democratic congressional candidates Jay Fawcett, Angie Paccione, Ed Perlmutter, and Bill Winter at the State Capitol in Denver, CO at 1 pm ET.

The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on Iraq and Afghanistan with Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC at 12:30 pm ET.

The National Press Club Young Members Committee hosts a discussion on "The Agonies and Ecstasies of Covering George Bush and Condi Rice" with Elizabeth Bumiller, White House correspondent for the New York Times and Steve Weisman, former chief diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times at the National Press Club in Washington, DC at 7 pm ET.

The Election Assistance Commission holds a meeting on its post-election voting system testing and certification program at the Election Assistance Commission in Washington, DC at 10 am ET.

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies holds a discussion on how the African-American vote will impact the mid-term elections and how well black candidates are faring in their races with David Bositis at the Joint Center in Washington, DC at 10:30 am ET.

George Washington University and Slate Magazine hold a discussion previewing the upcoming midterm elections with John Dickerson, Mickey Kaus, Bruce Reed of Slate Magazine and Karen Tumulty of Time Magazine at the campus of George Washington University in Washington, DC at 8 pm ET.

This morning, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) began their seventh annual "Legal Reform Summit" with Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller; Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff; Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report; Eric Helland of Claremont McKenna College; and Lester Brickman of Yeshiva University at USCC in Washington, DC at 8:45 pm ET.

The Washington Foreign Press Center (WFPC) holds a new briefing for foreign media, "Update on Iraq," with David Satterfield, senior adviser to the Secretary of State and coordinator for Iraq at the WFPC's National Press Building in Washington, DC at 3 pm ET.

Iraq war Veterans and hold a conference call on a new ad calling for the defeat of Reps at 12:30 pm ET.

Iraq war veterans with hold conference call on new ad calling against Reps. Gil Gutknecht (R-MN), Jon Porter (R-NV), John Sweeney (R-NY), and John Doolittle (R-CA) at 12:30 pm ET.

The chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, Brad Courtney, joins state legislators in Milwaukee, WI to outline what they see as "major problems in the city's voter lists" at 11:30 am ET.