Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Saturday Morning Quick Hits

  • Oregon: To prevent any question, Democratic Congressman David Wu has taken his name out of the running to challenge Gordon Smith. kos is correct when he refers to Gordon Smith as "this cycle's luckiest Republican thus far."

  • South Dakota: The Wall Street Journal suggests that Senator Tim Johnson could be back in the office "sooner than most people expect."

  • Kentucky: There is apparently an effort underway to draft 1995 KY-GOP gubernatorial nominee Larry Forgy to run in a Senate primary against Mitch McConnell. Could just be a flash in the pan, but something to keep an eye on.


    Blogger Richard Jennings said...

    You can get free access to those articles through

    9:43 AM, May 19, 2007  
    Blogger Anthony_Distler said...

    It's amazing how many bullets Gordan Smith has dodged in this election cycle. It's almost like Democrats don't want to take the seat. John Sununu may not be as lucky.

    2:39 PM, May 19, 2007  
    Blogger VA Blogger said...

    John Sununu is more vulnerable than Gordon Smith is, but he already dodged two bullets in John Lynch and Jeanne Shaheen. Honestly, if I were Sununu, I would be counting my blessings that my opponent would be Marchand or (especially) Swett.

    Its going to be interesting in Oregon if no one else gets into the race to see all these people desperately searching for another candidate to do a complete 180 and say that Steve Novick's their guy. They can say what they want, but they clearly don't believe that he's a viable candidate.

    1:52 PM, May 20, 2007  
    Blogger Blue South said...

    April numbers are out for the DCCC, DNC, DSCC, NRCC, NRSC and RNC.

    MyDD has it in fun table format.

    The NRCC is in big trouble. They are the only committee of the 6 with more debt than cash on hand.

    3:11 PM, May 20, 2007  

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