The Note: Consensus Reached

Tim Higgins and Lisa Rossi of the Des Moines Register report on President Bush's visit to help congressional candidate Jeff Lamberti. "While touting his support for Lamberti, Bush slipped a bit and referred to him twice as 'Dave.'" LINK

The Quad City Times breaks down the cash on hand for Iowa congressional candidates. LINK

2006: House: KY-03:

The Louisville Courier Journal writes up the debate in Kentucky 3 between John Yarmuth (D-KY) and Rep. Anne Northup (R-KY). Per Kay Stewart: "John Yarmuth called U.S. Rep. Anne Northup's new call for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's resignation a transparent attempt to buoy her re-election, as the two debated for the fourth time yesterday." Northup said publicly on Tuesday that Rumsfeld "should go" due to the increased violence in Iraq, but she believes the US should stay. Yarmuth favors immediate withdrawal from Iraq. LINK

2006: Senate:

Sen. Schumer (D-DSCC) repeats his usual talking points about the Senate races in what the New York Post bills as an exclusive interview. LINK

2006: Senate: Tennessee:

Jim Rutenberg and Anne Kornblut of the New York Times take a look at the Scott Howell and Terry Nelson connections to the recently pulled controversial RNC ad in Tennessee and their connections (past, present, and future) to presidential campaigns too. LINK

Tom Humphrey of the Memphis Commercial Appeal discusses the campaign spending of senatorial candidate as Bob Corker added $650,000 to his campaign account. Corker has spent a record-setting $14.2 million while Ford has spent $10.6 million. LINK

The Memphis Commercial Appeal's Richard Locker on Ford's new ad defending himself from RNC attacks on gay marriage and abortion pills for school children as well as Corker's new ad which attacks Ford for missing 365 days. LINK

USA Today: "RNC pulls ad in Tenn. amid racism charges" LINK

Bonna de la Cruz of the Nashville Tennessean discusses the "nationally notorious ad." LINK

Nashville Tennessean's Bill Theobald breaks down John Greer's analysis of why negative campaign ads work. LINK

2006: Senate: Virginia:

The Wall Street Journal's Jeanne Cummings looks at Jim Webb's prospects for picking up crossover votes from the GOP's base of white men because of his past as a disenchanted Reagan Republican, their chance to pick up the six seats they need to control the Senate may well come down to the Virginia race.

Over at his "political punch" blog, ABC News' Jake Tapper looks at the latest twists and turns in the Virginia Senate race thanks to a carefully placed (Drudge and Fox News) Allen press release on some controversial fictional writings by Allen's Democratic opponent, Jim Webb. The Webb campaign response is there too. LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence sees the Virginia Senate race as possibly resting on the shoulders of the state's women and minorities. LINK

USA Today chronicles the fight for the African-American vote in Virginia. LINK

The Richmond Time Dispatch's Pamela Stallsmith reports that Jim Webb has raised more money in the first part of this month than Sen. Allen but Sen. Allen has more cash on hand. LINK

Christina Bellantoni of the Washington Times calls Sen. Allen's wife Susan the "head cheerleader" of his campaign, alluding to her high profile on the campaign trail and her popularity. LINK

2006: Senate: Missouri:

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