Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Saturday Morning Miscellany

  • Mississippi: Republican Lt. Gov. Amy Tuck has taken her name out of consideration for the Senate seat Trent Lott is resigning from. That is, perhaps, a tough break for the MS-GOP as she had very solid approve-disapprove numbers. With Chip Pickering having boxed himself out of the Senate seat, I'd suppose that GOP Rep. Roger Wicker is the Republican frontrunner. And, at present, roughly half of Mississippians have no opinion of Wicker.

  • Tennessee: I hadn't heard any speculation about him running anyway, but Democratic Congressman Lincoln Davis makes it clear he won't be running for Senate in 2008. We're still expecting a decision from former TN-Dems Chair Bob Tuke in the not-too-distant future.

  • Louisiana: Kudos to Daily Kos commenter jgkojak for this funny line Senator Mary Landrieu should use in a debate against Treasurer John N. Kennedy: "You're no John Kennedy."


    Blogger VA Blogger said...

    The VA GOP "Advance" is this afternoon, and Del. Chris Saxman said he'd announce his intentions today. Should be interesting.

    12:15 PM, December 01, 2007  
    Blogger Anthony_Distler said...

    After the GOP practically forced Tom Davis out of the race earlier this year, how are they going to react to a new candidate against Gilmore? Is the VA-GOP having buyers remorce for putting all their eggs in the Jim Gilmore basket?

    12:55 PM, December 01, 2007  
    Blogger VA Blogger said...

    The VA-GOP didn't put their eggs in Gilmore's basket, they just put their eggs as far away from Tom Davis as possible.

    Truth be told, there's not a lot of excitement in the party for Jim Gilmore. There's virtually no excitement for Gilmore among myself and several others I know, but that's besides the point.

    To begin with, also, Saxman is not the only delegate considering getting in; Del. Bob Marshall of Manassas is also contemplating a run, and some have rumored he's already running for the seat. Marshall is much more conservative than both Gilmore and Saxman, and is also much more abrasive, as hard as that is to believe.

    As for Chris Saxman, he's not well-known and so its unclear how well the party, either in convention or just generally speaking, will react to his candidacy. However, it is clear that Saxman is a better candidate, across the board, than Bob Marshall or Jim Gilmore.

    1:36 PM, December 01, 2007  
    Blogger VA Blogger said...

    Saxman opted out of a bid. Bummer.

    6:44 PM, December 01, 2007  
    Blogger Matthew said...

    Yes, VA Blogger. NLS reported that Gilmore compared himself to horse manure at the same venue.

    12:09 AM, December 02, 2007  
    Blogger Matthew said...

    Check the Saxman Not Running column...

    I love it.

    12:13 AM, December 02, 2007  

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