Colorado: Colorado Pols looks at who had more foresight on Iraq, Congressman Mark Udall or former Rep. Bob Schaffer. Here's a hint: it's Udall.
Idaho: Speaking of leadership on Iraq, Larry LaRocco would actually like to see some.
Kentucky: Ditch Mitch KY has the inside dope on upcoming SUSA numbers, with Mitch McConnell a little over the 50% line (with 40% disapproval) and helped by a very tenuous gender gap, as DMKY explains.
North Carolina: Blue South uses some pesky electoral statistics to demonstrate Congressman Brad Miller's potential strength in a match-up against Elizabeth Dole.
Illinois: How bad is the NRSC at recruiting? Hardly a first-tier opponent, 36-year-old businessman Steve Greenberg, who is considering a challenge to Senator Richard Durbin, might opt instead for a House challenge to Congresswoman Melissa Bean now that he's spoken to the NRCC. Forget strong challengers - the NRSC can barely hold onto weak recruits. The Hill lists other rumored possible challengers to Senator Durbin:
Chicago Board of Trade executive Kevin J.P. O’Hara, who can also fund his own campaign, has said he is interested in a run against Durbin as well. State Sen. Bill Brady and DuPage County attorney Joe Birkett, who ran for lieutenant governor in 2006 and attorney general in 2002, also are rumored to be options. ...What is the state of White House-Senate GOP relations? Not great.
A state Republican source said Joe Walsh, who ran for Congress in the mid-1990s, is also considering both the Bean and Durbin races, but added that Walsh will probably not be able to raise much money.