Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Committee Assignments to Sweeten Alexander Re-election Bid

  • Tennessee: The Associated Press suggests that Republican Lamar Alexander had been considering not running for re-election in 2008, after just one term, and that he was given choice committee assignments in order to sweeten his attitude toward a re-election bid:

    Sen. Lamar Alexander is getting key committee assignments in the new Congress, a move designed to make sure the Tennessee Republican runs for re-election in 2008, according to a source close to Alexander and another senior Republican aide.

    Alexander, a Republican in his first term, recently considered retiring from the Senate in 2008, but the new assignments make it nearly certain he will run again, the sources said.
    I hadn't seen any news that Alexander was publicly wavering on a re-election bid, but I have also seen him give no timetable for any formal announcements either way. Stay tuned.

    (Hat tip: Political Wire)


    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wanna hear something even more disturbing? Our very own repuke gov here in Texas, Rick "The Coiffure" Perry, is considering running as V.P. Bwahahahahahahahahahaha. He got 39% of the vote on Nov. 7. 39%. He's a joke. If he runs, us liberals (and yes, there are Democratic liberals here, especially around the Austin are) will absolutely NEUTER him.
    I'm here because I found you in C&L Round-Up, under Off the Beaten Path, like my blog was.
    So very nice to meet you. You have a great blog. If you don't mind, I will stop by often.
    So hello from the Hill Country.

    5:55 PM, December 14, 2006  

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