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Two last minute fundraising appeals hit our inbox this weekend and caught this Fishwrapper’s eye.\ \ \ “John McCain is the only candidate who can defeat Hillary Clinton,” an adviser to McCain (R-AZ) said in the presidential candidate’s “final push” before Saturday’s midnight deadline for the FEC’s second-quarter fundraising report.\ \ \ “Please also pass this message along to your friends and family to remind them of the stakes in this election.”\ \ \ “Send Dick Home,” reads the subject line of an e-mail from Democratic 2008 hopeful Joe Biden (Del.). That e-mail features a photo of Vice President Cheney and a short note: “Looking for another reason to support Joe Biden for President? We promise that during a Biden Administration, Dick Cheney will not be a member of the EXECUTIVE OR LEGISLATIVE branch of government.”\ \ \ Also of note, Washingtonian magazine’s latest issue features a poll of readers, \ who voted they wish Al Gore would run for president (closely followed by Oprah and Colin Powell), and named Hillary Clinton the politician they hope won’t run for president.\ \ \ — Christina Bellantoni, national political correspondent, The Washington Times

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