Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Very Quick Hits

  • Deepest condolences go out to the Northern Illinois University community as they deal with the aftermath of the latest in what sadly feels like a spate of shootings on college campuses.

  • Maine: Best wishes for a full recovery go out to Diana Allen, wife of Congressman Tom Allen, as she responds to her recent diagnosis of breast cancer. Very fortunately, the malignancy was detected in its very early stages by a routine mammogram, leading to a positive prognosis for recovery. Let that be a reminder that early detection is the best defense.

  • Michigan: Republican state rep. Jack Hoogendyk is willing to put himself up as a sacrificial lamb against Senator Carl Levin. Levin last won re-election in 2002 by a 61-38 margin. Nice knowing you, Jack.

  • New Hampshire: The League of Conservation Voters has endorsed popular former Governor Jeanne Shaheen in her 2008 Senate bid. That's hardly a surprise given Republican John Sununu's atrocious record on energy and the environment.

  • Oregon: Gordon Smith and his staff are downright afraid to meet with constituents to discuss issues, even with hunters who are typically considered part of the Republican base. Well, Gordo, there's no hiding on Election Day.


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