Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wednesday Night Items

  • North Carolina: If you scroll down to the bottom of Elizabeth Dole's official Senate biography, it seems that she agrees that she has accomplished nothing as a Senator. (See graphic to the right.)

  • New Hampshire: A new Suffolk University poll says that only 31% of voters believe that Sprintin' John Sununu deserves re-election while 47% say someone else should be Senator. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I can't fathom how Sununu wins re-election against Jeanne Shaheen, Steve Marchand, or any competent Democrat.

  • Maine: CQPolitics wonders if Joe Lieberman's support might actually be a hinderance to Susan Collins. Y'think? Meanwhile, the DSCC has put together a nice piece displaying Collins' hypocrisy on obstructionism in the Senate. Further, AmericaBlog wonders where Susan Collins and the other Senate Republican "moderates" are on Iraq, following Dick Lugar's recent questioning of Iraq strategy. Aravosis' best line: "Collins loves to be second. If there's a trail to blaze, Collins will sit back quietly, quaking in her boots, until other more courageous, "real" moderates like Olympia Snowe stick their necks out first."

  • Oregon: The Ashland Daily Tidings is reporting that "Jefferson Public Radio talk-show host Jeff Golden of Ashland is considering a run for U.S. Senate." (HT: Loaded Orygun) As Loaded O says, "the more, the merrier!"

  • Louisiana: The Evans Novak Political Report offers, not shockingly, that Republicans see Louisiana as their best chance for a Senate pickup but notes that "there is no obvious GOP candidate ready to step forward." Meanwhile, Scholars & Rogues seems quite appalled by the "GOP [being] quietly giddy about New Orleans’ black diaspora."

  • Oklahoma: State Senator Andrew Rice is entering the serious consideration phase regarding a possible 2008 Senate challenge to Jim "In Denial" Inhofe.

  • Republican obstructionism in the Senate continues to be the topic du jour simply because Republicans keep obstructing legislation at a notorious pace. The Carpetbagger Report and Think Progress offer more details. Further, the Democratic Senate Caucus offers this powerful video chronicling Republican obstructionism - take a look.


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