Archive for May, 2006

Thanks, George

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

Today, Illinois’ third Senator kicked off her reelection bid in the Big Apple.  Sadly, she’ll win by what could be the largest margin in the State’s history of Senate races, thanks in no small part to the absolute ineptitude of one Gov. George Pataki.  Through his “leadership”, Republicans have managed to lose statewide race after statewide […]

Wictory Wednesday Weturns

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

For those of you who don’t remember, Wictory Wednesday was a project started last year in which bloggers would ask their readers to support a given candidate, either financially or with their time.  Now John Bambanek has it up and running again.  This week´s beneficiary is Mike McGavick.
When he entered the race, McGavick trailed far […]

Reid’s Ethical Troubles

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has now admitted to taking free boxing tickets from the Nevada Athletic Commission while his staff was working on legislation with the Commission.  Marc Ratner, then-executive director of the Commission, had a clear position on the legislation.  “I am a states rights activist and I didn’t want any federal bill […]

Bryant Endorsements Keep Pouring In

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

B4B has the story.  Lest anyone be unfamiliar with the Republican National Coalition for Life, it’s President is conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly.  This endorsement nicely compliments Bryant’s endorsement from Sen. Tom Coburn last week.  Once again, why is Van Hilleary in this race?

Kennedy Catches Break; Bell to Skip Convention

Friday, May 26th, 2006

First Ringer over at KvM has the story.  Ford Bell has decided that he will skip the DFL Convention next month and instead challenge Amy Klobuchar in a September 12 primary.  What this means is that Klobuchar will have to run left well into September rather than changing her tune in June.  While this is […]

The Real Immigration Problem

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

When Nancy Reagan told kids to “Just say no” to drugs, she did so with the understanding that the real drug problem was the demand.  She did not focus on the need to cut the supply, though she most certainly did not oppose it.  She knew that although progress could be made in cutting the […]

Zandstra in Fight for Spot on Ballot

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Conservative Jerry Zandstra is in a fight for his political life, not with his opponents, but with the Secretary of State´s Office.  Zandstra´s signature count, according to the office of Terri Land, a Republican, is 78 shy of the requisite number, 15,000.  Zandstra is making the case that the office misplaced several signatures in an […]

Laffey Slams Chafee as More Liberal than Many Democrats

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Today Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey slammed incumbent Lincoln Chafee for siding with the Democrat caucus on amnesty for 12 million illegal immigrants.  Pointing out that Chafee was alone among Republicans, Laffey said, “the Senator’s leftward swings are no longer surprising [but] they continue to be insulting to mainstream Rhode Islanders.”  Chafee voted with all but six […]

Thompson Silent

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

The biggest political story of the weekend was not what happened, but what didn´t happen.  Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson said last month that he would announce his plans for the future at the state convention this past weekend.  The weekend came and went and Thompson said nothing.
This is yet another case of a politician´s […]

Opportunity Knocking?

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Tonight, Connecticut Democrats endorsed Sen. Joe Lieberman for reelection by a margin of 2:1.  While that is a strong show of support for Lieberman, it also shows that primary challenger Ned Lamont already has significant backing within the Party.  Fueled by the most radical elements of the Democratic Party, Lamont’s campaign is serving as a […]