When voters were asked whether Kerry should run for another six-year term in 2008 or if it is time to give someone else a chance, just 37% indicated that he should seek re-election while 56% said that it was time to give someone else a chance.Looks like bad news for Senator Kerry? Blood in the water? Then, NRSC, you ought to dump a couple million bucks in Massachusetts. Go for it. Every dollar the NRSC blows in Massachusetts on a tease is a dollar they won't have available to spend in actually competitive states.
One hint suggesting a Cochran re-election bid is the relatively low take of GOP Rep. Chip Pickering, considered to be Cochran's understudy. The aforelinked Clarion-Ledger piece notes that Pickering's Q1 take was less than $18,000, low for a House run, much less a statewide Senate campaign. If Pickering thought he was preparing for a statewide bid, he probably would have hustled more on fundraising. It could actually be that Cochran is, at this point, genuinely undecided on his 2008 plans.