Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Jones In, Allard Still Not Sure

A couple brief bites for you this morning:

  • Georgia: Democratic DeKalb County Chief Executive Vernon Jones has filed papers for a Senate run in 2008 against incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss, reports the Associated Press. The AP story also mentions:

    [Former Senator Max] Cleland confirmed in November he would not seek a rematch, but other Democrats also said to be considering a Senate bid include Rep. Jim Marshall of Macon and outgoing Secretary of State Cathy Cox.
  • Colorado: The Coloradoan offers another piece on incumbent Republican Wayne Allard thinking over a re-election bid, suggesting that a decision will come next month and noting:

    Allard, a Fort Collins native, will announce next month whether he plans to seek re-election in 2008. ...

    Some have speculated Allard will opt against another run, pointing to the slight $122,476 in his campaign war chest. That's a fraction of what other incumbents readying for competitive races have on hand.

    Allard made a pledge in 1996 and 2002 to serve just two terms.

    U.S. Rep. Mark Udall, D-Eldorado Springs, has been rumored to be looking at a run for Allard's seat and had nearly $1.3 million in his campaign bank account at the end of November.


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