Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Monday, February 12, 2007

Monday Morning Miscellany

Here is some Monday morning reading to fill your day:

  • South Dakota: In yet another sign that Tim Johnson's camp is headed toward a re-election bid, "at least seven of his Democratic Senate colleagues are organizing big-ticket fundraisers in the coming weeks to help him fill his campaign coffers" according to Roll Call, hat tip Political Wire.

  • Colorado: Luis at, hat tip Swing State Project, looks at the bad blood between factions of the Colorado GOP. The 2008 CO-GOP Senate primary could get nasty. Looking forward to it!

  • Nebraska: Don Walton of the Lincoln Journal Star looks at how Mike Fahey's potential entry to the Senate race could shape Chuck Hagel's 2008 intentions.

  • Delaware: This Delaware State News piece seems to indicate that GOP Rep. Mike Castle has no intentions of challenging Democratic incumbent Joe Biden for the Senate seat:

    The article also examined rumors that Rep. Castle, 67, might retire after this term due to a minor stroke he suffered in September or run for the Senate if Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., D-Del., vacates his seat to focus on his presidential bid. [Emphasis mine.]
    It is entirely unclear how long Biden will maintain his Presidential bid, but he is unlikely to gain traction given his stumbling entrance into the race. Odds are that he will run for re-election to the Senate. But there is a lot of time for things to change course over the next year, so stay tuned.

  • New Jersey: While New Hampshire Republican John Sununu sprints away from the media, Democrat Frank Lautenberg sprints from committee hearing to committee hearing. Lautenberg might be the hardest working Senator over the first six weeks of this Congress.


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