Monday Quick Hits
Colorado: Udall 48, Schaffer 41, Undecided 11
Maine: Allen 38, Collins 55, Undecided 8
Minnesota: Franken 45, Coleman 46, Undecided 9; Ciresi 44, Coleman 44, Undecided 12
New Hampshire: Shaheen 53, Sununu 42, Undecided 5
New Mexico: Chavez 48, Pearce 43, Undecided 9; Chavez 48, Wilson 44, Undecided 8 (Tom Udall numbers here)
Oregon: Merkley 39, Smith 48, Undecided 13; Novick 39, Smith 45, Undecided 16
Virginia: Waner 57, Gilmore 35, Undecided 8
My biggest reaction is: "Hey, the Democrats have Norm Coleman in a statistical dead heat! Awesome!" Healthy leads continue for Democrats in Virginia, New Hampshire and Colorado. Even New Mexico is looking better (and it will look better still once Tom Udall announces, knock on wood!). Meanwhile, the Democrats are inching up in Oregon - only a matter of time until we start seeing statistical dead heats there. And Maine continues its uphill battle.
He told a story about when he first campaigned for U.S. Senate in 1984 at a Casey County Lincoln Day dinner he tried to show off how much he knew about the county by mentioning in his speech another of its towns, which he pronounced Yo-sem-i-tee, like the national park.Smooth politician, that McConnell is.
An official corrected him after the dinner that in Casey County, it's said "Yoz-myte."