Keeping a close eye on developments in the 2008 U.S. Senate races
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Happy Wednesday night:
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), under the leadership of Chuck Schumer, has started the offensive against GOP Senate incumbents, highlighting their shoddy records. To start, the DSCC calls out Susan Collins for her hypocrisy and broken promises to the voters of Maine, most notably for ditching her self-imposed two-term-limit pledge that she made not only when she first ran in 1996, but also when she ran for re-election in 2002. The DSCC also holds John Sununu to account for his wavering and equivocation on Iraq and Bush's escalation plan, as well as Sununu (literally) running away from reporters to hide his record. Great stuff, DSCC! Looking forward to more of this as the campaigns take shape. Minnesota: Attorney Mike Ciresi, "best known as the attorney who represented the state of Minnesota and won a $6.1 billion settlement with the tobacco industry," will announce next week whether or not he will seek the Democratic nomination to challenge vulnerable Republican Norm Coleman. Commentator Al Franken is already in the race for the Democrats.