The Note: Spending All the Time in the Vanity Factory

The New York Times' David Kirkpatrick addresses the "national Democratic efforts to win over religious voters," with its epicenter squarely focused on Ohio. LINK

The New York Times' Adam Nagourney also Notes the Democrats plans for an 'Election Watch Party' -- not to be confused with a victory party. . . " LINK

House of Labor:

The AFL-CIO announced Monday that the labor federation and its community affiliate, Working America, will deploy "100,000 union volunteers to reach millions of drop-off union voters in the final four days of the election."

The AFL-CIO is calling its "Final Four" program "the capstone" of its push to mobilize "more than 13.4 million union voters in 32 states and 515 electoral races at all levels."

2006: House: WY-01:

The New York Times' Kate Zernike reports that Rep. Barbara Cubin (R-WY) is now even with Democratic challenger Gary Trauner after "telling a third-party opponent, Tom Rankin, a libertarian who has multiple sclerosis and uses a wheelchair, that he should be slapped for confronting her on campaign finance reform in a debate. . . " LINK

2006: House: TX-22:

President Bush encouraged voters yesterday to pencil-in Republican candidate Shelley Sekula Gibbs to succeed former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) in the House, Notes the Houston Chronicle's Mack and Mason. LINK

The Dallas Morning News' Gillman Notes that a year ago most voters would never imagine President Bush would devote so much time campaigning in a House district that was held by former Rep. DeLay for two decades. LINK

The Houston Chronicle's Rodriguez reports that Democratic congressional candidate Nick Lampson met with private donors yesterday while the President was stumping for his opponent. LINK

2006: House: FL-16:

Palm Beach Post's Michael C. Bender describe the latest attacks between congressional candidates Tim Mahoney and Joe Negron. LINK

2006: House: NH-01 & NH-02:

The Union Leader's John DiStaso reports that First Lady Laura Bush was dispatched by the White House to New Hampshire on Monday, where she urged people to continue knocking on doors and telephoning for Reps. Charlie Bass (R-NH) and Jeb Bradley (R-NH). LINK

More from the Nashua Telegraph LINK

2006: House: KY-04:

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Patrick Crowley analyzes the "power of incumbency" when one of the candidates used to be the incumbent. Crowley takes a closer look at the race between Rep. Geoff Davis (R-KY) and candidate/former Rep. Ken Lucas (D-KY) in Kentucky's fourth congressional district. LINK

2006: House: NV-03:

Rep. Jon Porter (R-NV) and Democratic challenger Tessa Hafen both attempted to illegally use the endorsement of military personnel as a part of their campaign strategy, Notes the Review-Journal's Paul Harasim. LINK

2006: Senate: Tennessee:

Democratic Tennessee Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. must win the support of rural West Tennessee where Democrats typically win or lose statewide elections, Notes the Commercial Appeals' Waters. LINK

Federal Elections Commission filings show that the Tennessee Democratic Party spent almost $62,423 for postage last Friday, a significant chunk of the $475,122 the party has already spent supporting Ford's candidacy, Notes the Commercial Appeal's Sullivan. LINK

2006: Senate: Virginia:

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