Late Afternoon Rundown
New Mexico: Republicans must be pretty worried about Pajamas Pete Domenici and his dropping approval numbers. Swift Boat style attack ads aimed at fired U.S. Attorney David Iglesias have hit New Mexico radio stations grossly misrepresenting (I know, shocker!) Iglesias' record. Digby and The Carpetbagger Report offer more insights and specifics.
Republicans say they support the veterans, but will happily slam veterans when it suits their purposes (see Swift Boat Veterans for Truth) or let veterans go without adequate care services (see the Walter Reed scandal). Then, they say they're the Party of national security, but they happily out a covert CIA agent to suit their vengeful whims (see the Valerie Plame scandal). Now, though they say they're the law & order Party, they take shots at prosecutors when it suits their purposes.
This story isn't going away, and, at the very least, it will be a continual drag on Pajamas Pete Domenici until he decides to retire or otherwise loses his Senate seat.
MyDD's Singer offers his thoughts on the recent relatively weak approval numbers of Republicans up for re-election in 2008. Once again, all I can say is, "Ditto."
Texas: Speaking of low approval numbers, Texas Kaos looks at what's behind John Cornyn's lousy 47% approval and why we can expect that number to drop even further.
New Hampshire: Jay Buckey posts a diary on Blue Hampshire to give an update on his Senate exploratory efforts and share some thoughts, particularly on Iraq.