Another sign that Democrats will be wary of relaxing media ownership rules: Six senators sent FCC Chairman Kevin Martin a letter urging him to finish a study on a local community’s media needs. Dems signing were Byron Dorgan (N.D.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Maria Cantwell (Wash.), John Kerry (Mass.) and Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Republicans were Trent Lott (Miss.) and Olympia Snowe (Maine).
Rudy Giuliani’s first fund raiser for his presidential exploratory committee — almost as good as collecting money for an ’08 bid — will be in New York on Dec. 19.
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will be on hand tonight at the California Museum’s induction of recipients to its first ever California Hall of Fame. Among those honored will be Clint Eastwood, Walt Disney, Ronald Reagan and Alice Walker.
Sam Waterston throws his weight behind Unity08, an effort to field a bipartisan ticket for the White House with an online political convention. He’s friends with Gerald Rafshoon, former aide to President Carter and one of the organizers of the effort.
A Kentucky blogger with a penchant for drafting candidates is pursuing George Clooney to run against incoming Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell in 2008, even if Clooney has indicated that he doesn’t have the stomach for a brutal campaign.