Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday Round-Up

  • Jon Kyl, Lamar Alexander, and possibly Jim DeMint are all interested in Trent Lott's soon-to-be-vacant leadership post. Compound this with the possibility that Mitch McConnell loses in 2008, and the Senate GOP could even further resemble a chicken with its head cut off.

  • Mississippi: Yup, expect a controversy over the scheduling of the special election to replace Trent Lott as Republican Haley Barbour is already attempting to fudge Mississippi election law.

  • Kentucky: An interview with possible Senate candidate Lt. Col. Andrew Horne is up on BlueGrassRoots, and it concludes with the intimation that he would defer to state Auditor Crit Luallen if she ran for Senate and that he would run if Luallen doesn't.

  • Oklahoma: The usually very conservative Oklahoman offers a terrific profile of State Senator Andrew Rice. Definitely worth a read. Better news is, sources tell me, that a fundraiser with Andrew Rice is in the works featuring Senators Jon Tester and Blanche Lincoln, indicating that national Democrats are committed to providing the resources necessary to make Oklahoma as competitive as possible. A very good sign. Help bolster the good news by contributing to Rice's campaign to oust Jim "In Denial" Inhofe.

  • Nebraska: The Draft Kleeb pledge drive is making very impressive headway early on.

  • South Carolina: Lindsey Graham says: "I think history will judge the surge as probably the most successful counterinsurgency military operation in history." Then I guess we can expect that political reconciliation in Iraq to be right around the corner, huh?

  • Texas: John Cornyn loves suckling at that corporate teat.

  • Larry Flynt says that we can expect another Senate Republican sex scandal in the near future. We'll keep a look-out.

  • Ron Paul has secured the most unique endorsement of the Presidential race so far.


    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Dear Senate 2008 Guru,

    I just may add you to my "favorites." We may not agree on all the issues, but I sure do appreciate the work you do!

    Angela Wittman,
    Media Coordinator
    Larry Kilgore for US Senate (R-TX)

    8:11 PM, November 26, 2007  
    Blogger Sean said...

    The way the Mississippi law is written, Barbour is technically correct. What's more, he doesn't have any choice in the matter. In Mississippi, this is the year of a general election. Barbour himself was just reelected a few weeks ago. Since that is the case, the special election must be held on the date of the general election, i.e. next November. Sorry, but some of us Republicans take the law seriously.

    8:33 AM, November 27, 2007  
    Blogger Johnny C said...


    You have clearly never interpreted a statute in your entire life. In law as in life and in general english usage shall does not equal was. One is future tense the other is past.

    This is about the dumbest argument I've ever heard, and as a lawyer I've heard a few dumb arguments.

    9:13 AM, November 27, 2007  
    Blogger Sean said...

    Johnny C,
    Well then tell that to the Democrat Secretary of State, who agrees with me.

    6:30 PM, November 27, 2007  
    Blogger Johnny C said...

    Alright I will Sean I will note that the Attorney General (you know the one responsible for law enforcement) does not agree with you nor does anyone with the most basic grasp of english.

    To say you might be able to twist the law to say this is one thing but to claim that this is about respect for the rule of law is beyond disingenuous and insulting to all of our intelligence.

    Can you honestly say that you think your reading respects the intent of the legislators that passed that law or even that your reading makes any gramatical sense. No I didn't think so.

    8:52 AM, November 28, 2007  

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