Keeping a close eye on developments in the 2008 U.S. Senate races
Thursday, April 19, 2007
I would love to get more of your feedback. Any adjustments or augmentations you'd suggest for the blog? Races you've been particularly interested in? Fun facts you'd like to share? Two quick hits to get your mind running:
The Blue State has a great live blog going of the Alberto Gonzales hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Notable entry: "12:42: According to reporters, Gonzales has said the words 'I can't recall' nearly 55 times." Nebraska: More thoughts on Jon Bruning, whose exploratory committee website looks just about ready for the real deal. I can't wait to see polling breaking down moderate support versus conservative support between Hagel and Bruning because I would imagine that this will create some bad blood toward Bruning among independent voters and maybe even moderate Republicans who might support Hagel but oppose Bush and his mismanagement in Iraq. Let's say Hagel does retire and Bruning is the GOP nominee. If the Democrats manage to put up a credible-to-strong Democrat like former Senator Bob Kerrey or Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey, moderate voters who might have defaulted Republican could be very turned off by Bruning and cast a vote for the Democrat. A dynamic to look forward to. What's on your mind?