Friday October 17, 2006
Remember Coingate? That’s the scandal that — along with a lot else — has turned the political tables in Ohio. The man at the center of the scandal, Tom Noe, has pled guilty to federal but not state charges.
His state trial started yesterday and is expected to run through election day.


OH-Sen (Oct. 17) Quinnipiac
Brown (D) 53%, DeWine (R) 41%
Bush (Oct. 16) Zogby
Approve 37%, Disapprove 63%
Bush (CNN) Oct. 16
Approve 36%, Disapprove 61%
CA-50 (SurveyUSA) Oct. 16
Bilbray (R) 49%, Busby (D) 46%
NM-01 (SurveyUSA) Oct. 16
Madrid (D) 53%, Wilson (R) 45%
PA-08 (Grove Insight-D) Oct. 16
Murphy (D) 44%, Fitzpatrick (R) 40%
CT-04 (Bennett, Petts, Blumenthal-D) Oct. 16
Farrell (D) 44%, Shays (R) 41%
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Weldon: They’re All Out to Get Me
The FBI investigation into Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA) is growing — but so is the left-wing conspiracy against him, according to the blustery, theory-prone lawmaker. (TPMmuckraker)
For Hastert and Reynolds, Twelve Excuses and Counting
Republicans have used a multitude of excuses to explain their cancellation of upcoming fundraisers with the Foley-scandal-tainted pair. (TPMmuckraker)
CQ Politics: “Donkey Stampede” Coming
CQ Politics has taken a look at all its ratings changes in the past week and concuded that a “Donkey stampede” is in the making. (TPM Election Central)
High IQ
Andy Stern, President of the Service Employees International Union, drops by to profile innovative employer-labor partnerships. (TPM Warren Reports)
Republican Money Can’t Stave Off New Peril in Senate
While Republicans maintain a significant fundraising edge, incumbents are less willing to share and money doesn’t go as far with scandal and dissatisfaction in the air. (Wall Street Journal)
Homes Raided In Rep. Weldon Influence Probe
FBI agents raided the homes of his daughter and one of his closest allies. The raids were a part of an ongoing investigation into whether or not he did favors for his daughter’s lobbying firm to benefit both her and himself. (Washington Post)

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