Louisville – President Bush is expected to make another visit to Kentucky. An administration official says the President will campaign Friday for Republican US Representataive Anne Northup.
Northup is trying to fend off a hard charging Democratic opponent. Democrats say a Louisville stop by Bush would indicate that Northup's Democratic challenger, Jack Conway, is gaining on her. Northup campaign chairman, Ted Jackson says a return visit by the President should not be seen as a sign of concern about Conway's campaign.
Chattanooga – Vice President Dick Cheney is campaigning tomorrow for Tennessee Republican Gubernatorial candidate Van Hilleary. The White House made the announcement yesterday.
Two months ago, Cheney attended a private fund raiser for Hilleary and Republican Senate candidate Lamar Alexander in Nashville. Cheney's wife, Lynne, stumped for Hilleary last week in Northeast Tennessee.
Frankfort – A screening committee continues interviewing candidates today for the next leader of the State Council on Postsecondary Education. Council member Walter Baker says some of the ten people to be interviewed have been university presidents, while others have run state systems of higher education.
Nashville – A new poll shows Democrat Phil Bredesen ahd Republican Van Hilleary in a dead heat for the Tennessee Governor's race with just over a week left until election day.
In a survey commissioned by the Tennessean and the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Bredesen polled 45 percent to Hilleary's 42 percent when 625 registered voters were asked which candidate they would vote for if the election were held that day. Ten percent were undecided.