Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Weekend Quick Hits Round-Up

  • Mississippi: The rumor mill is offering that Republican Gov. Haley Barbour has selected GOP Rep. Roger Wicker for the Senate seat from which Trent Lott resigned. We'll know for sure tomorrow.

  • Kentucky: Mitch McConnell is suffering from the worst approval ratings of his career and he is out of whack with a majority of his constituents on Iraq. It seems that the one thing on which he is basing his re-election campaign is the pork spending that comes to Kentucky. So what happens to the rationale for his candidacy when federal funding for Kentucky programs gets slashed? Kind of makes McConnell seem useless for Kentucky, doesn't it?

  • Montana: A new poll by the Billings Gazette on the 2008 Senate race sees Senator Max Baucus obliterating his likely Republican opponent, disgraced state rep. Michael Lange, by a margin of 63-25. The poll also pegged Baucus' approval rating at a whopping 67%, the same level as six months ago, demonstrating the steadiness of Baucus' approval numbers.

  • The Pensito Review released its list of the 2007 nominees for the "GOP Adulterers Hall of Fame." Among the nominees are Republican Senators David Vitter and Larry Craig. Good luck to both men as they seek this honor.


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