Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Monday, June 25, 2007

Monday Night Quick Hits

  • CQPolitics and WaPo's Cillizza gush over the DSCC's fundraising dominance over the NRSC.

  • North Carolina: Disappointing news. Despite sounding more like a likely candidate in recent weeks, Democratic Congressman Brad Miller has opted to run for re-election to the House rather than challenge Elizabeth Dole for the Senate seat. I do think Miller could have beaten Dole given that Miller held Dole to under 50% in polling and only had a 15-point deficit despite a name ID of roughly a quarter of Dole's name ID. And the search continues.

  • New Hampshire: Blue Hampshire offers some tidbits on the NH-Sen race, including Jay Buckey intimating that Jeanne Shaheen's entrance to the Senate race wouldn't necessarily mean Buckey's exit.

  • Actor Paul Newman discusses the importance of electing Democratic Senators.


    Blogger Gavin Brown said...

    I admit that I'm a Buckey supporter, but, regardless of which candidate you support, New Hampshire democrats deserve to have a candidate selected by a full campaign and a vote, not the DSCC and the party leaders.

    1:30 AM, June 26, 2007  
    Blogger Senate2008Guru said...

    Certainly. I'm not criticizing Buckey for what he said. I just found it interesting given that he had not yet (to my knowledge) commented on what he'd do in the case of a Shaheen entry, while both Marchand and Swett had suggested that they would step aside and support Shaheen; though Shaheen is doing herself no favors by dragging out a decision.

    8:27 AM, June 26, 2007  
    Blogger VA Blogger said...

    Possible Dole challenger: Ted Kaplan, a county commissioner.

    9:25 AM, June 26, 2007  

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