The Los Angeles Times front-pages the "frenzied competition" among Republican presidential candidates over which of them will inherit "a fundraising and vote-getting machine built by the [Bushes] over the years into one of the most valuable assets in modern politics." More: "Adding to the drama, a sibling divide appears to be emerging" as some key members of Gov. Jeb Bush's "tight-knit inner circle have signed up to help Romney, while several of President Bush's senior strategists have gone to McCain."
The New York Daily News covers McCain's tough speech on Iran to a pro-Israel crowd in Manhattan, Rudy Giuliani's home turf. "Although he called war with Iran a last resort, he added, 'There is only one thing worse than a military solution, and that, my friends, is a nuclear-armed Iran.'"
Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, who has ties to imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff, is telling reporters that "'envoys' for Sen. John McCain (R) have reached out to him several times in the past year to reach a detente in advance of the Arizonan's likely presidential campaign," which McCain's top political adviser dismisses as "delusional," Roll Call reports.
Outgoing New York Gov. George Pataki (R) says he will decide at the beginning of next year whether he'll run for president, the New York Times says.