— The Hartford Courant says of Bush's trip to Connecticut today, "It's hard to imagine how a scheduled visit by the president of the United States could have a lower profile. Only 30 of Connecticut's most elite VIPs got invitations, not by mail but discreet phone call. The luncheon... is so intimate that neither the White House nor state Republican Party will disclose where it will be or who is hosting it." The paper found out that the private home belongs to "L. Scott Frantz, a 46-year-old investment banker,... at his oceanfront estate in the Riverside section of Greenwich."
In Cincinnati, though DeWine will appear with Bush today, the Enquirer points out that DeWine's new TV ad says he's "ready, willing and able to work with Republicans and Democrats alike."