Tuesday Quick Hits
Idaho: I find it very interesting that the National Republican Senatorial Committee has not put out an official statement regarding Larry Craig's resignation announcement on Saturday. If you look at the graphic to the right, you see that their last statement was from Friday, on Senator John Warner's retirement announcement. But their "In the News" section has items as recent as today. I mean, c'mon NRSC, the Craig resignation announcement was kind of a big story that might affect your organization, seeing how its goal is to elect Republicans to the U.S. Senate and all. You might want to put out a statement.
Virginia: Popular former Governor Mark Warner will "make an announcement in about a week" regarding upcoming political endeavors. (Gov. Warner, please run for Senate!)
New Hampshire: Popular former Governor Jeanne Shaheen's husband Bill, her de facto spokesman, expects that she will have a decision made regarding a 2008 Senate campaign by the end of September.
Delaware: Senator Joe Biden has made it clear that he will run for re-election to the Senate in 2008 concurrent with his Presidential campaign. The DE-GOP says that it is in talks with a potential Republican opponent, but Rep. Mike Castle says it is not him.
When Robert Novak, a man likened to Count Dracula more frequently than anyone in American history except for Bela Lugosi, dubs Republicans the "Grim Old Party," you know times are tough for the GOP.