Yesterday Lieutenant Colonel, State Representative, and Senate candidate Rick Noriega was added to the Expand the Map! ActBlue page and the Guru set a modest goal of six new contributions for Rick Noriega. I'm disappointed to say that we only got three contributions in. That makes the Guru very sad. So let's see if we can't get three more contributions this afternoon! Please contribute if you can. Every dollar goes toward dislodging John Cornyn from the U.S. Senate - that should be thanks enough!
North Carolina: State Senator Kay Hagan will enter the 2008 Senate race to unseat Elizabeth Dole, she announced today. Hopefully Hagan and Jim Neal will have a spirited, positive, issue-based primary where the only negative words will be for Dole's record (or lack thereof) and where they use the primary to raise their statewide name ID.
Maine: Tom Allen will have labor kicking butt for him with the MSEA-SEIU behind him and now with the Maine AFL-CIO having voted unanimously to back him.
New Mexico: Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez' own polling has him in a statistical dead heat with the ethically compromised and out-of-touch Republican Heather Wilson. (While it's Chavez' own polling that has him in a statistical dead heat, independent polling has Congressman Udall comfortably defeating all comers. Draft Tom Udall!)
Kentucky: Mitch McConnell's ongoing lackluster poll numbers must have him worried. He's already buying TV ads more than a year before Election Day!
Idaho: Another difference between Democrat Larry LaRocco and Republican Jim Risch: LaRocco wants to expand Internet access to rural areas, understanding the web's potential as a tool for education and connectivity, while Risch simply doesn't get the Net.
South Dakota: Senator Tim Johnson has a fantastic re-election campaign staff.
Tennessee: Mike McWherter for Senate has a Facebook group up.
Louisiana: David Vitter finally settled his federal election law violations from his 2004 Senate race. Now if he could only take real responsibility for soliciting prostitutes over, what appears to be, a number of years.
California: Looking ahead to 2010, a new poll sees a statistical dead heat between Senator Barbara Boxer and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Colorado: Also looking ahead to 2010, Presidential candidate (I guess...) Tom Tancredo says that, should his Prez campaign not end victoriously, he'd consider a Senate challenge to Senator Ken Salazar.
Here's the latest reason to dislike the jerks who run Clear Channel.