Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Spaghetti Thrown Against a Wall - Will Any Stick?

  • South Dakota: Republicans are conducting polls testing several prominent SD-GOP names to consider who to run against popular Senator Tim Johnson. Again missing from the would-be list: ultra-conservative Gov. Mike Rounds. It may be a matter of which Republican is willing to risk derailing his or her own political career for an underdog bid against Johnson.

  • Colorado: Apparently, conservative former Rep. Bob Schaffer announced for Senate and nobody noticed:

    Former Rep. Bob Schaffer (R-Colo.) said Saturday at a Lincoln Day Dinner that he would run for U.S. Senate in 2008, according to local sources.

    Speaking at a small dinner in Teller County, Schaffer told a crowd of about 100 that he had decided to run, according to two local party operatives who were there.

    “He announced that we were the first to know that he is a candidate,” said County Commissioner and former county Republican Party Chairman Bob Campbell. ...

    Schaffer did not return a call seeking comment by press time.
    Heck of a press operation there, Bob. I can already feel the excitement over Schaffer '08!


    Blogger JeremiahTheMessiah said...

    Something interesting I caught off of MyDD that is extremely relevant to Senate in 2008. Kerry strikes back!

    Kerry made an actblue page

    Then he sent out an e-mail. This being part of it

    "So we're launching a unique campaign to pressure the critical points in the GOP caucus. We are targeting a few key Senators for this message: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Senators Sununu, Collins, and Coleman. The last three are already top races for 2008, and Senator McConnell is the bulwark of the GOP leadership on this.

    So go here to contribute to a fund run by our friends at ActBlue that will go to the eventual Democratic nominee in those states and then write an email message to those Senators explaining why you did this.

    This is an extraordinary campaign; to my knowledge, nothing quite like this has ever been done. But this money can make all the difference in each of these races, and these Senators will know it. Senator McConnell is secure in his belief that no one will be able to raise the money to challenge him. We can show that he's wrong. The other Senators are already top targets in 2008, but they hope the power of incumbency and fundraising can save them. We can show them that the power of Washington won't stand against the power of the people."

    Basically you can donate money to the winner of the Minnesota, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire senate primary, or you can donate to Kerry's campaign. Interesting news. Almost up to 40,000$

    11:43 PM, May 02, 2007  
    Blogger the zoom said...

    The fix this morning has a good rundown on the senate races.

    9:11 AM, May 03, 2007  
    Blogger Sean said...

    Talk about spin. Republicans pick up a major candidate and make the Democrats' top pick-up prospect much tougher, and you skip right over that to talk about how the pre-announcement made it into the news.

    9:26 AM, May 03, 2007  

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