Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Happy Juneteenth

  • Take a moment to learn about Juneteenth, "the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States."

  • The Hill declares that "Rosy Dem outlook gets even rosier" highlighting the ethics problems of Pete Domenici and Ted Stevens and the Nebraska Senate contested-Republican-primary-to-be.

  • New Hampshire: Former Governor Jeanne Shaheen will decide by September on a Senate challenge to Sprintin' John Sununu in 2008.

  • Texas: The netroots both in Texas and nationally seem to be galvanizing behind the "Draft Rick Noriega" movement, which has moved its web location from the Draft Rick blog to the new Draft Rick

  • Colorado: With some Republicans in Colorado not settled on former Rep. Bob Schaffer as their presumptive Senate nominee, Colorado Pols speculates on interest by U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson. Could we yet see a CO-GOP Senate primary?

  • Virginia: John Warner is going to keep his thoughts on Bush's Iraq surge to himself until August. Could that coincide with an announcement regarding his 2008 electoral plans?

  • Georgia: Tondee's Tavern offers an update on the Draft Wyc Orr movement, which has begun gaining its own earned media.


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