Hope your work week is off to a smooth start:New Mexico: WaPo's Cillizza picks up on the Pajamas Pete's brewing scandal and notes the political implications:
Domenici remains extremely popular in New Mexico, but the Iglesias incident has the potential to do one of two things: force him to re-evaluate how badly he wants to stay in elected office or energize Democrats who believe Domenici's role in the incident can be used as a cudgel against him.The Guru came to pretty much the same conclusions on Friday. NM could be an open seat with a Udall or Denish beating a Pearce. Can't wait to see how this unfolds.
If Domenici chooses to retire (whatever his reasons), it remains to be seen whether the firing of Iglesias will still be a campaign issue. If Wilson, who is widely seen as the heir to Domenici's political legacy, is implicated it could damage her chances of winning the Republican Senate nomination. Pearce, too, has expressed interest in the Senate seat if it comes open.
North Carolina: Elizabeth Dole's floundering in the polls is a story that delightfully won't go away.
Oklahoma: Jim "In Denial" Inhofe's "Holocaust denier" comment is making its way through the blogosphere. It has gotten coverage on Daily Kos, Political Wire, Swing State Project, Carpetbagger Report, Rising Hegemon, NJDC Blog, The Wandering Donkey, and countless others. All we're waiting on now is a clear explanation from "In Denial" Inhofe.
Singer at MyDD analyzes different rankings for Senators, and finds that Norm Coleman, Susan Collins, and others aren't as moderate as they make themselves out to be.
PC World has come out with its "50 Most Important People on the Web" list. While the Guru isn't on it (it was an honor just to be nominated), Kos clocks in at #23, ahead of such notables as the CEOs of Amazon and eBay.