Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Thursday, December 13, 2007

2008 Senate Race Filing Deadlines

I figured it would be useful, with the start of 2008 right around the corner, to know when the filing deadlines occur for the states with Senate races in 2008. So, thanks in large part to the work of the good folks over at Swing State Project, here you go:

01/11/08MississippiWith Trent Lott's impending resignation, but the special election date up in the air, candidates for not just Thad Cochran's seat but also Lott's seat may have to file for Election Day '08 by January 11. We'll know for sure by then which Democrats will run (or at least will formally keep such options open, as they can ostensibly withdraw from the race at any time).
01/26/08West Virginia
01/29/08KentuckyWill state Attorney General Greg Stumbo or businessmen Charlie Owen or Greg Fischer make it official? More intriguingly, will Larry Forgy or any other Republicans challenge Mitch McConnell to a primary?
02/12/08New Mexico
02/29/08North Carolina
03/03/08NebraskaWill the Draft Scott Kleeb effort achieve their desired goal?
03/11/08OregonWill Gordon Smith see a primary challenge from Bill Sizemore?
03/14/08IowaWill Tom Latham or Steve King sacrifice their House seats to martyr themselves before the House-member-crushing juggernaut that is Senator Tom Harkin?
03/21/08IdahoIs it possible that Larry Craig might want to keep his options open and file just in case?
03/25/08South Dakota
03/31/08South CarolinaWho will be the biggest-name South Carolina Republican to join the Senate primary against Lindsey Graham?
04/07/08New Jersey
04/11/08Virginia *
05/30/08WyomingWill any Senate-appointment seekers challenge Senate-appointee John Barrasso to a primary? Will any Wyoming Democrats show up to challenge Barrasso, much less Mike Enzi?
06/02/08AlaskaPopular Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich has plenty of time to make up his mind on a race, while Ted Stevens remains buried under the weight of his scandals and investigations.
06/13/08New Hampshire
06/25/08Rhode Island
07/25/08DelawareSenator Joe Biden should have long since bailed from his Presidential campaign before this date so that he can focus on Senate re-election.

* The Virginia Republican Party has chosen to nominate its Senate candidate via convention rather than via primary election.
** Minnesota Democrats will hold a statewide convention on June 6-8, 2008. Traditionally, the party endorses candidates at the convention. These endorsees become all-but-official nominees, usually rendering the primary a mere formality.


Blogger NewRed said...

I can't count the number of times I've read online or heard on TV over the past 36 hours the name "Shaheen" being cast in an extremely negative light. Almost every time Bill is named, Jeanne and her Senate candidacy are also mentioned. She can't be happy about this, assuming she wasn't in on her husband's "swiftboating" attempt on Obama. If Obama wins the Dem nomination, don't expect to see him campaigning with her next year.

9:34 AM, December 14, 2007  
Blogger Johnny C said...

It would be fairly petty and not that bright of any presidential candidate to not campaign for a winnable senate seat and cost their party a vote in the senate over a personal gripe. If he becomes president he will need those votes in the senate.

9:41 AM, December 14, 2007  
Blogger Matthew said...

Just run this ad and replace Rick "Sanatarium" Santorum's name with Sununu. And the seat is ours. I hope Votevets continues to run these ads on every competitive race... the Democrats should have ran these ads on a national basis in 2006 and they have an opportunity to do this in 2008... they may have to tweak the ads a bit to show, for example, the they don't have other types of adequate miltary equipment... but these ads were very effectve last cycle... and they would be again.

10:34 AM, December 14, 2007  

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