Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sunday Quick Hits

  • The Expand the Map! ActBlue page still needs $73 for Larry LaRocco and $88 for Rick Noriega to get both over the $500 target. Please contribute a few bucks toward that if you can!

  • Tennessee: Yesterday, I reported that Nashville attorney Kevin Doherty told me that he hopes to have a decision on a 2008 Senate bid "within a week or two." In what direction is he leaning? Well, I don't think most Nashville attorneys pen op-eds about international diplomacy with Pakistan, if that is any indication.

  • Minnesota: How many buzzwords, cliches, and falsehoods can Norm Coleman cram into one interview? The answer: quite a lot.

  • Massachusetts: Failed Congressional candidate Jim Ogonowski is considering joining the 2008 Republican Senate primary for the chance to take on Senator John Kerry. Republican Jeff Beatty is already running. Ogonowski lost 51-45 three months ago in a special election against a candidate that many accounts suggested ran a very mediocre campaign in one of Massachusetts' more conservative districts. How Ogonowski thinks he could fare better statewide against the Kerry machine, your guess is as good as mine.

  • 11 Comments:

    Blogger VA Blogger said...

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    8:28 PM, January 13, 2008  
    Blogger NewRed said...

    I don't think anyone actually expects Jim Ogonowski to win, but as you've stated many times before, its important to have a candidate in the race. Besides, if any Senator running in 2008 is likely to put both feet in his mouth and cause his own defeat, its John Kerry.

    9:58 PM, January 13, 2008  
    Blogger Anthony_Distler said...

    Ogonowski also, with his ability to raise money, could cause the DSCC to put money into MASS, something they desperately don't want to have to do.

    10:59 PM, January 13, 2008  
    Blogger Taniel said...

    Campaign Diaries has just released its latest Senate rankings with detailed updates from every single race. Prospects have improved for the GOP in a few races but Democrats remain firmly in the drivers' seat.

    11:37 PM, January 13, 2008  
    Blogger Senate2008Guru said...

    Anthony - The DSCC will not put a single dollar into Massachusetts in 2008.

    9:20 AM, January 14, 2008  
    Blogger VA Blogger said...

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    3:03 PM, January 14, 2008  
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    3:04 PM, January 14, 2008  
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    3:04 PM, January 14, 2008  
    Blogger John said...

    Why be scared of Ogonowski? I read that Tsongas got more votes that Gov. Patrick did in that district. If that plays out state wide, any Democrat would crush Ogonowski.

    4:24 PM, January 14, 2008  
    Blogger Hokie Guru said...

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    8:39 PM, January 14, 2008  
    Blogger Hokie Guru said...

    Is VA Blogger trying to make a comeback?

    8:40 PM, January 14, 2008  

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