Keeping a close eye on developments in the 2008 U.S. Senate races
Friday, December 15, 2006
Lots of interesting tidbits:
Swing State Project has up part three of its Senate Recruitment Threads, now focusing on NC, NE, NH, NM, and OK. Head over and share your thoughts. Chris Cillizza at the Washington Post's The Fix blog takes an updated look at 2008 Senate races. Highlights include: Colorado Republican Wayne Allard leaning toward retirement; Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran may have to make a decision sooner than his next-September timeframe; and Montana Republican U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg's non-denial about a challenge to incumbent Democrat Max Baucus. Virginia: Republican John Warner gives his strongest indications yet that he is planning on running for re-election, so offer the Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Virginian-Pilot. New Hampshire: The Union Leader has a glimpse at Democrats not named Jeanne Shaheen considering a 2008 Senate challenge to John Sununu, namely state senator David Gottesman and Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand. Oregon: The Statesman Journal has more letters to the editor bashing Gordon Smith's obvious political posturing, here and here.