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.Heck of a press operation there, Bob. I can already feel the excitement over Schaffer '08!
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.