Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Sunday, January 21, 2007


Two Sunday morning bites:

  • North Carolina: Indicating that she may run for re-election, Elizabeth Dole is not ready to be a straight-up rubber stamp for Bush's escalation.

    Dole, who was in Iraq last spring, was more hesitant, saying she was "inclined" to support the troop increase.

    As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Dole said she "want(s) to know more details about the specific missions these men and women will perform, and how this new direction will get the job done, stabilize Iraq, and allow our troops in harm's way to return home."
    A healthy dose of skepticism from someone who seems to be concerned about keeping her job.

  • Iowa: The Iowa Democratic Party was perhaps the third most successful state party in 2006, after New Hampshire and Arkansas. And its no small indicator that Senator Harkin was the most frequent Bush-position opponent in 2006. With the clear blueing of Iowa, Harkin is more likely to face token opposition rather than a well-funded Congressperson or other institutional GOP official who would risk a current office for a Senate run.


    Blogger T. Hildebrandt said...

    How can you not say that the Colorado Democratic party was not one of the most successful in the nation? We won the governship, we won larger margins in the house and the senate, and we picked up a Congressional seat. Come on, give us some credit!

    2:18 PM, January 21, 2007  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Something you might want to look into for a new update... Kinky Friedman, the comedian that ran for Texas governor in 2006, has said that he is mulling over a Senate bid and has talked with members of both parties.

    1:48 AM, January 22, 2007  
    Blogger Senate2008Guru said...

    t.hildebrandt - Colorado did a fantastic job; they were definitely top five. How did you do in the state legislature?

    bradley bowen - Do you have any sources re: a Kinky Senate run? Any idea what his party affiliation for a race might be?

    4:44 PM, January 22, 2007  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Not sure what party affiliation it would be because he said that he has talked to Democrats and Republicans... he ran as an independent for governor, but it's looking like if he ran for Senate he would choose one party over the other.

    I will look now for the source where I read it and get back to you.

    9:17 PM, January 22, 2007  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    9:26 PM, January 22, 2007  

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