Aside from Moore, early speculation for Democratic contenders for the seat centered on former Govs. Ronnie Musgrove and Ray Mabus, as well as former 2nd District U.S. Rep. Mike Espy, former Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson and state Rep. Erik Fleming, who ran against Lott in 2006.
Maine: The always-astute Collins Watch catches even more astroturfing on Susan Collins' behalf. Surprising as it may seem (note: thick sarcasm), the Chairman of the University of Maine at Farmington College Republicans lauds Collins in a letter to the editor. Of course, the writer never identifies himself as the Chair of a College Republicans chapter in Maine. I really wish these newspaper editors would do the slightest bit of due diligence.
Let's hope all Republican attacks are as smooth and mellifluous as this one:
I made it to the "fifth day of Christmas" before my shuddering became too much. How far did you make it?