The Note: Spending All the Time in the Vanity Factory

"Republicans are checking for signs of life in the campaigns of two of their most endangered incumbents, Senators Conrad Burns of Montana and Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island," writes Adam Nagourney of the New York Times. LINK

2006: Senate: Rhode Island:

The Providence Journal wraps the final Chaffee vs. Whitehouse debate which occurred in Cranston, RI last night and touched on many big national issues including Iraq, Social Security, and gun control. LINK

2006: Senate: Arizona:

Bill Clinton is headed to Arizona to campaign for Democratic candidate Jim Pederson. (Al Gore will be there tomorrow night for a private gathering.) The Arizona Daily Star has this preview. LINK

Sen. Jon Kyl had Rudy Giuliani in town yesterday. Giuliani spoke about Kyl's experience and how important the issue of terrorism and security is in today's society. The Arizona Republic has this summary: LINK

2006: Senate: Maryland:

The Washington Post's Ovetta Wiggins writes that the support Republican Michael Steele received from black Democratic leaders from Prince George's County Monday "reflects their continued disappointment that the Democratic Party has no African American candidates at the top of the ticket and a sense that the county is being ignored." LINK

2006: Senate: Pennsylvania:

"There is no better snapshot of the brutal political climate facing many Republicans in these final days than this: Senator Rick Santorum," ledes Robin Toner's piece in her New York Times series on this race. Toner hits the peaks and pitfalls that have resulted in Democratic challenger Bob Casey gaining as much as a 16 point lead in the polls. LINK

2006: Senate: Ohio:

Jonathan Riskind, James Nash, and Jack Torry of the Columbus Dispatch write of the series of visits from national politicians to Ohio, "It's not a rescue operation," Sen. Bill Frist (R-TN) insisted, "It is a get-out-the-vote operation to blow open, to expand the number of Republicans and independents who will vote our way." LINK

2006: Senate: Connecticut:

With one week to go, Ned Lamont is refocusing his campaign on the Iraq war, the issue that won him the primary over Sen. Joseph Lieberman, reports Nicholas Confessore of the New York Times. LINK

"Connecticut Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman has been raising money at $100,000-a-day pace this month, but Democratic nominee Ned Lamont has nearly kept pace by giving himself millions of dollars," writes the Hartford Courant's Lightman. LINK

The Hartford Courant's Pazniokas writes up Michael Bloomberg's endorsement for Sen. Lieberman. LINK

2006: Governor: Texas:

Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Chris Bell's campaign received another $300,000 donation from a Houston trial lawyer that will enable the campaign to keep advertising on the air, Notes Ratcliffe and Falkenberg of the Houston Chronicle. LINK

Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman offered another one of his satirical remarks this morning, telling Don Imus that Republicans' immigration policy is "Don't offend the Hispanics because they might vote Democratic."

The New York Daily News' Thomas DeFrank reports on Friedmans unorthodox and moderately successful campaign. LINK

2006: Governor: Florida:

Mark Hollis of the Florida Sun-Sentinel describes the last gubernatorial debate as "chaotic and at times seemed almost hostile." As moderator, Chris Matthews "challenged the candidates' rehearsed rhetoric, often cutting them off mid-sentence and pressing for specifics." LINK

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