Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

Keeping a close eye on developments in the 2008 U.S. Senate races

Monday, November 27, 2006

Even More Speculation in Colorado and New Mexico

S'more for you:

  • Colorado: The Associated Press has Republican Senator Wayne Allard's Chief of Staff saying that Allard will decide by "early next year" whether or not he will run for re-election (or whether or not he will keep his self-imposed two-term limit promise). The article also has Democratic U.S. Rep. Mark Udall saying he will decide in the "next couple of months" whether or not he will run for the seat. The Denver Post offers interesting clues suggesting that Allard may decide to retire (Hat Tip: Political Wire). Both articles suggest Rep. Udall as the likely Democratic candidate and mention the same four Republicans as possible stand-ins for Allard should he retire: Owens, McInnis, Schaffer, and Tancredo.

  • New Mexico: Columnist Kate Nash of the Albuquerque Tribune takes a look at three possible statewide candidates on the Democratic bench for 2008: Attorney General Patricia Madrid, Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez, and Lt. Gov. Diane Denish. Could a run for Republican Pete Domenici's Senate be in the cards for them, whether or not Domenici retires? (Chavez has commented that he'd support Domenici for re-election if he runs or run for the seat himself if Domenici retires.)


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