Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Monday, March 12, 2007

Monday Round-Up

A spotty internet connection today, so only a throng of quick hits:

  • Nebraska: The most anti-climactic press conference of 2007 so far saw Chuck Hagel announce today that he hasn't made a final decision on a Presidential run and that "he would actively raise money for a Senate re-election bid in 2008." I wonder how Hagel feels about term limits and becoming "institutionalized" now?

  • New Mexico: On this past Sunday's Face the Nation, Senator Specter suggests that Pajamas Pete Domenici is very much on his investigative radar screen:

    SPECTER: I'm concerned about what happened in Nex Mexico. I'm concerned about what...

    SCHIEFFER: That's where you had this US attorney fired because some there said that he--he should've been more diligent in filing corruption charges against some Democrats. Go ahead.

    SPECTER: Well, that's right, and there were some telephone calls made.
    Pajamas Pete is probably running low on friends these days.

  • Kentucky: Bluegrass Report announces some fun news. A new website dedicated to "a commonwealth united to defeat Mitch McConnell" is live: Ditch Mitch KY. Awesome!

  • Texas: Burnt Orange Report rips on John Cornyn.

  • New Hampshire: Kos offers commentary on John Sununu's Club for Growth endorsement:

    Sununu is shaping up to be the Rick Santorum of 2008 -- wildly out of sync with the changing trends of his constituents.
    Sounds right to me. The Guru offered some thoughts on the CfG endorsement a couple weeks back.


    Blogger the zoom said...

    Did Clinton fire her first shot?

    This is from the NY Times on Al Gore. Looks like he is preparing to run for president and the Clinton camp is worried.

    From a Rapt Audience, a Call to Cool the Hype

    12:55 AM, March 13, 2007  
    Blogger Blue South said...

    Check out the Fix from today. Chris C asks, "How vulnerable is Sen. Dole?"

    He obviously read my diary of the same title... right?

    In it he mentions a poll by the guy who was Bush's pollster and now is working for Romney. It gives her a 60+ approval rate and 25 dissaprove. About 30 points above SUSA and 35 above other in state polls. Any chance you might be able to find the actual poll?

    11:34 PM, March 13, 2007  
    Blogger Senate2008Guru said...

    Blue South - I doubt we should even dignify the Jan van Lohuizen poll that has Dole over 60. It's an aberration worse than Godfather Part III. I mentioned in my Tuesday post how far out of line it is with every legitimate poll that it should be laughed at. I would be shocked beyond words to see any non-partisan poll at any time between now and Election Day 2008 to put Dole's approval over 60. It just won't happen.

    1:33 AM, March 14, 2007  

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