Alaska: The Alaska Democratic Party has unveiled the go-to website for information on Ted Stevens' numerous monumental ethical scandals, RetireTed.com. Bookmark it, send a link to your friends to help spread the word, and check it regularly.
Texas: Attorney Mikal Watts is ending his Senate bid citing understandable family time issues. While the article notes that there is two-and-a-half months until the filing deadline, it looks like Lieutenant Colonel and State Representative Rick Noriega will be the guy barring any surprises. Stay tuned.
Maine: Today we have the most recent revelation in a long string of Susan Collins inappropriately using taxpayer-funded Senate resources for political purposes. We knew that Collins' Senate staff used their Senate computers to update Collins' Wikipedia profile to appear more politically palatable. And we knew that Collins' taxpayer-funded Senate Chief of Staff has been quarterbacking her political battles with Maine Democrats. Today we find out that Susan Collins' Senate staff used Senate e-mail to communicate with the 2004 Bush-Cheney political campaign. This appears to be the latest clear violation of Senate ethics rules regarding the use of Senate resources for political purposes, and an appropriate ethics investigation should ensue to determine the breadth and depth of Susan Collins' violations.
New Mexico: Keep Draft Udall going!
South Carolina: Former SC-Dems Chair Joe Erwin will not run for the Senate in 2008, removing another name from an already-shallow bench. While Republican Lindsey Graham may face a difficult primary, Democrats have yet to field a candidate. Attorney Tom Turnipseed continues to consider a bid, while I continue to hope that 2006 Lt. Gov. nominee Robert Barber Jr. gives consideration to a Senate bid.
Alabama: I hadn't heard of this guy before today, but State Representative Billy Beasley says that he will not enter the 2008 Senate race against Republican Jeff Sessions, leaving the unsettlingly quiet Vivian Figures as the nominee-to-be.