Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

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

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Super Duper Tuesday Quick Hits

(Hey, there is a little news besides the Presidential race!)

  • Maine: A week ago today, I sent my open e-mail to Susan Collins' press secretary regarding hearings Collins called for as Chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. She has yet to reply. I wonder if Collins is this slow in responding to constituent concerns.

  • Minnesota: In addition to the Presidential primaries and caucuses, Minnesota will be picking delegates at their caucuses to go to the state DFL convention. These delegates will determine the Democratic nominee to oust Republican Bush-bot Norm Coleman. If I were a gambler, I'd bet on a big day for Al Franken.

  • Wyoming: Some news from the Wyoming Democratic Party:

    Bill Luckett, communications director for the Wyoming Democratic Party, said a candidate will announce a challenge to Barrasso within weeks. But Luckett said the Democrats will delay deciding to field anyone against Enzi until they know for sure whether the senator is running again.
    Indeed a positive sign, as there are Wyoming Democrats who could be formidable in a 2008 Senate race. Enzi, meanwhile, remains publicly undecided about a re-election bid.

  • WaPo's Cillizza highlights Republicans' continued fundraising woes.


    Blogger The Sleep said...

    The way that statement is worded, it makes it sound like if Enzi declares he's running again, the Wyoming Democrats won't field ANYONE. Can that really be the plan? And what happens if Enzi waits till the very last minute, or worse yet after the filing deadline, then steps aside, leaving a party appointee to walk into an open net? I think someone needs to suggest to that state part we maybe need a better strategy.

    9:40 PM, February 05, 2008  

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