Wyoming: The Associated Press:
Wyoming Republican Party Chairman Fred Parady has scheduled a press conference for Monday to detail how nominees will be picked to fill the US Senate seat vacated by the death of Senator Craig Thomas last Monday.North Carolina: The Greensboro News-Record offers a scathing editorial of Elizabeth Dole on immigration:
When the U.S. Senate needed deal makers, it found too many deal breakers. One was Elizabeth Dole, the North Carolina Republican who's up for election next year.Alabama: United Food is recalling 5.7 million pounds of potentially contaminated ground beef and Tyson is recalling more than 40,000 pounds. Y'know, the Senate could really use an expert in food safety whose knowledge and experience could help protect the U.S. food supply. Now where could we find somebody like that? (Hint: It's Commissioner Ron Sparks.) Meanwhile, Left in Alabama rightly suggests that Jeff Sessions is neither a fan of Constitutional rights or, what do you call that thing, oh yeah, the Earth.
South Carolina: Typically, I'm very much against posting innuendo about people's private lives, especially regarding one's sexual orientation. I've made it a point to steer clear of all rumors, however public or widespread, about the private lives of Larry Craig and Susan Collins, for instance. It shouldn't have any role to play in an election, in a policy vacuum anyway. But when the public policy issue is the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy in the military, AmericaBlog makes a point regarding Lindsey Graham.
Maine: Tom Allen spent some time blogging on Firedoglake. He covered topics including health care, Iraq (and noted how the two biggest Iraq hawks, McCain and Lieberman, are two of Susan Collins' closest Senate allies), Constitutional rights and habeas corpus, voting no confidence on Alberto Gonzales, and much more.
New Hampshire: John Sununu is a coward. Period.
Oregon: Blue Oregon has the goods. Successful businesswoman Eileen Brady is considering a Senate challenge to Gordon Smith. BO's Chisholm also looks at speculation regarding potential Senate candidates retired Air Force General Merrill McPeak, state Treasurer Randall Edwards, and Portland developer John Russell.
Kentucky: Democratic state Attorney General Greg Stumbo is publicly considering a Senate challenge to Mitch McConnell.
Iowa: MyDD's Singer makes the case that a Tom Latham challenge to Senator Tom Harkin might be good news for Democrats.
Alaska: SSP's James takes a look at Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich's 2008 electoral options and opportunities.
Colorado: Conservative Republican Senate candidate Bob Schaffer seems to be admitting that he is BS.