Archive for February, 2007

McInnis Likely to Challenge Udall

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

In the earliest competitive 2008 Senate race to take shape, former Rep. Scott McInnis has filed the necessary paperwork to begin raising money for a bid.  McInnis has nearly a million dollars from his House account, which remained in place after he opted against seeking reelection in 2004.  That makes him competitive against Democrat nominee […]

Warner Considering Senate Bid

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Democrat Recruiter in Chief Chuck Schumer is wooing former Virginia Governor Mark Warner into pursuing a bid against incumbent Sen. John Warner, a Virginia institution.  The two Warners are Virginia`s most popular political figures and good friends.  A Warner bid would pit a new generation of politicians against the Old Dominion`s old guard.  A Warner […]

Cochran to Seek Reelection

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Democrats might have had an outside shot at stealing a Southern Senate seat in Mississippi had Sen. Thad Cochran decided to retire.  Sen. Cochran is now dashing those hopes.  Cochran has begun raising funds for a bid for a sixth term, effectively locking former state Attorney General Mike Moore out of the race.  DSCC Chair […]

Dole Declares for Reelection

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

Sen. Dole, the inept head of the NRSC for the 2006 cycle, has declared that she will seek reelection in 2008.  Dole burned many a bridge with conservatives by going all out in support of Sen. Lincoln Chafee in his primary against conservative Steve Laffey, and starts the race with an abysmal warchest.  While remaining […]

How Vulnerable is Sen. Coleman?

Friday, February 16th, 2007

According to a newly released SurveyUSA poll, perhaps not very.  Coleman leads both Democrats currently in the race by over twenty points, and is running close to 60% himself.  While then-Rep. Mark Kennedy got blown away last year, Gov. Pawlenty survived a tough challenge to be one of the few vulnerable Republicans remaining standing last […]

Coburn to Colleagues: Here Are the Groundrules

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

H/T: Langley: Sen. Trainwreck is at it again.  Yesterday he sent out a Dear Colleague letter explaining to his fellow Senators that he would object to the consideration of spending bills that do not fit certain basic criteria.  For example, he will object when bills duplicate projects already in existence without defunding such projects.  Sen. […]

Congrats

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

To the Colts and their fans on winning one of the ugliest Super Bowls in history.

A (Very) Few Good Men

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Today, the Senate voted 94-3 to raise the federal minimum wage.  Only three Senators had the fortitude to oppose the unconstitutional, fiscally unsound piece of legislation.  Senators Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint, and Jon Kyl are to be applauded for standing up for the Constitution and business.  The wage increase will surely result in lay offs […]