Primary Dolor: Bowling for Dollars Edition
• Kerry tries his hand at Edwards' regular-guy schtick: discusses the "have and have-nots," surrounds himself with mill workers (of which Edwards is the son of); also adopts Bush's passion for orange-bowling. [NYT]
• Edwards leans on Ohio, a Republican stronghold, with hopes of stopping Kerry; Democrats look for upset in November. "The primary is wide open. Kerry's lead could disappear real fast," says the Ohio Democratic Chair. [WP]
• Bush challenges Democrats on terrorism: "Some of our opponents are skeptical that the war on terrorism is really a war at all. They view terrorism as more of a crime, a problem that can be solved with law enforcement and indictments. . . . After the chaos and carnage of September 11, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers."
• Democratic National Committee rakes in record $166,000 in 24 hours following email from Bill Clinton after Bush's call for marriage amendment. [WSJ]
• Dean: "You have revitalized politics, and a lot of times people give up when their candidate doesn't win, and they say, 'OK, that's all I can do.' They go into hibernation. You can't afford to do that because we are fortunate enough to live in a country where politics really matters. And politics, from now on, is going to be ours." [BG]
• Kerry, Edwards un-support No Child Left Behind. [LAT]
• Edwards campaign is not releasing names of top donors. [LAT]