North Carolina: Public Policy Polling's latest poll matching up Kay Hagan and Elizabeth Dole sees Dole with a 46-33 edge. Two observations: 1) Yet again, Dole does not see the happy side of 50; and, 2) Hagan just announced and is only beginning to raise her name ID outside of her State Senate district. As Hagan circles the state, her name ID will go up; and, if she is an effective campaigner, so should her numbers against Dole. Stay tuned!
Tennessee: Quirky thought of the day: The DSCC apparently spent just over $5 million in the Volunteer State in 2006 supporting Harold Ford and criticizing Bob Corker's record. Instead of dropping another $5 million in Tennessee in, what is shaping up to be, a Lamar Alexander-Mike McWherter race, why doesn't the DSCC just contribute the $5 million to Vanderbilt University as an endowment specifically for financing a large salary increase for their Chancellor as Vanderbilt continues its search for a new Chancellor. Maybe that will lure Alexander and open up the seat. Just a thought.