Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Wednesday Night Tidbits

  • CQPolitics continues its look at Republican-held Senate seats with the nine "Republican Favored" seats. The nine are Alabama - Sessions (potential strong challenge in Ron Sparks), Georgia - Chambliss (unintimidating approval), New Mexico - Domenici (role in Attorney Purge scandal led to plummeting approval and might retire), Oklahoma - Inhofe (lousy approval), Oregon - Smith (only statewide Republican in a blue state), South Carolina - Graham (very interesting and unexpected inclusion), Tennessee - Alexander (unintimidating approval), Texas - Cornyn (lousy approval), and Virginia - Warner (likely retirement). If one is going to include Georgia and South Carolina in this category, I don't see why Kentucky or Nebraska wouldn't make the cut (or even Idaho or Alaska), but to each his own.

  • Texas: If you want to stop John Cornyn from winning another term in the Senate in 2008, we got the site for you: Stop Cornyn. Check it out!

  • Minnesota: Back in February, State Representative John Lesch said he was considering a Senate bid. MN Publius picked up on the fact that Lesch is one of the recent Al Franken endorsements - so I suppose we can take that as a sign Lesch is done considering a Senate bid for himself.

  • Nebraska: UNO Dems posits that state AG Jon Bruning running as the "anti-Hagel" in a race that Hagel might not even run in could spell electoral defeat for Bruning.

  • 3 Comments:

    Blogger Josh said...

    Couldn't it be that John Lesch is still considering a run but will support Franken over himself in the event that he does?

    8:03 AM, June 07, 2007  
    Blogger Senate2008Guru said...

    Josh - If that is the case, then you gotta respect Lesch's candor!

    10:28 AM, June 07, 2007  
    Blogger pitbull friend said...

    Oh, thank GOODNESS! The going to Iraq by himself with no clearance in early 2006 raised a question about him. His recent grandstanding press conference (eight months before the session opens!) about banning thousands and thousands of dogs from the entire state really shows him to be the proverbial "loose cannon." Imagine what a field day Norm the Shark would have with him! I don't know whether Franken is electable, but at least he seems to think before he acts.

    6:26 PM, June 20, 2007  

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