The Note: Weakness Attracts Those Who Are Waiting

On Thursday, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) attend a fundraiser for Florida congressional candidate Tim Mahoney in New York City. Mahoney is trying to win what was originally believed to be a safe Republican seat before Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL) resigned from Congress and dropped out of the race. Minnesota Senate candidates Rep. Mark Kennedy (R-MN) and Democratic opponent Amy Klobuchar debate in Rochester, MN. Earlier in the day, Vice President Al Gore rallies with Amy Klobuchar in Minneapolis, MN at 1:15 pm ET. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) rallies with Jim Webb (D-VA) in Richmond, VA and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) in Jersey City, NJ. The George Washington University hosts an 11:00 am ET news conference on Harvard Institute of Politics' 2006 Youth Political Attitudes poll at the Jack Morton Auditorium in Washington, DC. The American Enterprise Institute hosts a book discussion with John Fortier, the author of "Absentee and Early Voting: Trends, Promises and Perils" at 2:25 pm ET at the AEI building in Washington, DC. The Fairfax County Republican Committee hosts a meeting to discuss statewide campaigns and distribute materials for election weekend literature drops at the Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA at 8:00 pm ET.

On Friday, the Labor Department releases its final pre-election jobs report. Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R-NYC) headlines a Victory New Hampshire's inaugural "First in the Nation" forum in Manchester, NH. Note that Giuliani is bookending the final campaign weekend with this stop in New Hampshire on Friday and wrapping up his 2006 campaign schedule in Iowa on Monday November 6. Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is scheduled to rally with Senate candidate Rep. Ben Cardin (D-MD) in Maryland and gubernatorial candidate Deval Patrick (D-MA) in Boston, MA.

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