Swing State Project introduces a cool new feature: Sortable Congressional Filing Deadlines & Primary Dates Calendar
Mississippi: Despite last-minute clues to the contrary, Thad Cochran announced that he will run for re-election to the Senate in 2008.
Kentucky: Democratic Dr. Michael Cassaro officially entered the 2008 Senate race. And state Attorney General Greg Stumbo said a decision would come by mid-December as to whether his Senate exploratory effort would become a full-fledged campaign. The article included that state Auditor Crit Luallen is "not close to deciding whether to enter the Senate race."
Nebraska: Scott Kleeb is getting closer to a decision.
South Dakota: Republican Joel "Einstein" Dykstra gives us a good laugh.
Virginia: Republican Jim Gilmore gives us another good laugh.
Alaska: WaPo offers the latest recap of Alaska's public corruption scandals, co-starring Ted Stevens.
South Carolina: Lindsey Graham's newest primary opponent, Republican National Committee member Buddy Witherspoon, has a live website and a checkered past. Meanwhile, something is bizarrely wrong with this article from The Hill. The sixth paragraph begins:
Recent polls show Graham is popular among the entire electorate, including Democrats...However, the eleventh paragraph reads:
A June InsiderAdvantage poll showed his disapproval rating higher among Republicans (46 percent) than Democrats (30 percent), while his approval among both was in the low 30s. The poll was conducted soon after Graham took ownership of the immigration bill — a severely unpopular position in the state, according to the poll.The article means no other poll results whatsoever. So how does Aaron Blake, who wrote the article, figure that "recent polls show Graham is popular" with anybody? Sloppy. Very sloppy. I'll remind Aaron Blake that this recent poll says:
More than 45 percent of likely Republican voters surveyed said they would consider voting for someone else in the 2008 GOP primary. Only 41 percent of GOP voters said they would be more likely to vote for Graham again.And there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to back this up. While unseating Graham is indeed a very uphill task, one thing is for sure; polls do not show that "Graham is popular among the entire electorate."
From the "You Must Be Kidding Me" file. Somewhere, Bill Maher's head is exploding.