Sunday Morning Reading
Minnesota: The Star Tribune runs through Smilin' Norm Coleman's many, many vulnerabilities, including geography, low approval, anti-GOP national sentiment, and Bush & Iraq.
Nebraska: Nebraska Republican businessman Tony Raimondo will be putting together a Senatorial exploratory committee. Raimondo says he'll make an announcement in the fall when he finds out about Chuck Hagel's plans; but, he doesn't say that Hagel running for re-election would necessarily keep him out of a bid. Could Hagel-Bruning get some company in a NE-GOP primary?
Texas: The Austin American-Statesman profiles attorney Mikal Watts as a possible challenger to Bush rubber-stamp John Cornyn. In the article, Cornyn says:
I've agreed with him [Bush] when I think he's right. And I've disagreed with him when I think he's wrong.Well, given that Cornyn has a "Presidential Support Score" of over 90%, he must only disagree with Bush less than one-in-ten times. Cornyn agrees with Bush, who presided over a mismanaged Iraq fiasco, delayed assistance during the Katrina tragedy, historic budget deficits, and scandal after scandal, more than nine times out of ten. That is a Bush rubber stamp. And whoever the Democratic nominee is will hang that around Cornyn's neck.