Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Saturday Quick Hits

  • Kentucky: The star of Mitch McConnell's new ads, Alben Barkley II, was convicted of sexual harrassment back in 1981 while Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner. Two thoughts. First, the parallels to McConnell's support for the corrupt Ernie Fletcher abound. (Does McConnell, who himself is no poster boy for ethics, hang out with anybody who hasn't been indicted or who doesn't abuse the power of his political office?) Second, will McConnell pull the ads starring a convicted sexual harrasser? Ask Mitch's office: 202-224-2541.

  • New Mexico: Yet another sign that Congressman Tom Udall will enter the 2008 Senate race. With all these hints popping up, can we expect a Udall announcement in the very near future?

  • Oregon: With Veterans Day coming up, remember that Gordon Smith has a terrible record on veterans.

  • New Jersey: I've said it before and I'll say it again, Senator Frank Lautenberg is one of the hardest working members of the Senate. (HT: Blue Jersey)

  • Texas: Senator John Kerry was on Burnt Orange Report backing Rick Noriega!


    Blogger JeremiahTheMessiah said...

    Udall is in. He's been in since he said he was "reconsidering". It just isn't official yet.

    One of the three stars have alligned. Now we need Begich to run... Which may take awhile... But that's fine. And we need Cochran to retire and one of the two top tier candidates to get in.

    4:29 PM, November 10, 2007  
    Blogger Michael said...

    There's some speculation about Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey running for NE-Sen.

    That could be interesting.

    8:44 PM, November 10, 2007  
    Blogger Matthew said...

    that's hilarious... you have Mitch's telephone number up there...

    12:29 AM, November 11, 2007  
    Blogger Matthew said...

    Udall is officially in...

    1:06 AM, November 11, 2007  
    Blogger Neal said...

    Once Udall formally announces his candidacy- NM moves into the Lean Democratic Takeover column along with VA,NH,and CO.

    We can now focus on winning

    1:32 PM, November 11, 2007  
    Blogger Matthew said...

    I agree with you, Neal... and I think you hit the right order of priority... but I think Alaska is should be a higher priority than North Carolina at this point... especially if Stevens runs... all of our stars have to align, similar to 2006, if we want a substantial wave...

    1:44 PM, November 11, 2007  
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    1:44 PM, November 11, 2007  
    Blogger Neal said...

    Regarding Alaska- If we target Stevens early- he may drop out of the race like Domenici or Warner. Stevens is in his 80's and he does not want to leave office with an election loss. I would wait until late May or June - The filing Deadline in Alaska to get Begich in the race- We need to make sure that Stevens remains in the race through out the primary campaign- make sure Stevens wins the primary election. S

    2:53 PM, November 11, 2007  
    Blogger youngbuckbear said...

    New Mexico Senate news; Don Wiviott is out.

    Looks like he's going after a House seat instead. Take note, Marty! :P

    2 Senator Udalls in 2008!


    5:46 PM, November 11, 2007  

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