Archive for October, 2007

NC Dems Settle for Hagan

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

After failing to recruit Gov. Easley, any of the state’s Democrat Congressmen, and even a little-known state legislator, Democrats have finally settled for a little-known state Senator.  Kay Hagan will challenge Sen. Elizabeth Dole next year.  This is especially odd in light of the fact that she said earlier this month that she would not […]

I Shall Return

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

I don’t expect to post for a few days as I am moving to Korea.  I should be back to posting regularly by the end of the week.

Chavez: Udall an Extremist

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez, the ledaing Democrat candidate to replace retiring Senator Pete Domenici, spoke out about Rep. Tom Udall, whom some Democrats are still trying to convince to enter the Senate race even after he said that he would not.  “Philosophically, he’s so far to the left,” Chavez said, talking about why his candidacy […]

Davis Won’t Seek Senate Seat

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Rep. Tom Davis announced Thursday that he will not seek the seat being vacated by Sen. John Warner.   Davis’ decision clears the way for former Gov. Jim Gilmore, who trails miserably in all polls.  The other possibility is that General Peter Pace will run.  Pace, a relative unknown, is more conservative than Gilmore and has […]

Schumer Has Lost His Touch

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Within the last two days, DSCC Chairman Chuck Schumer has suffered two setbacks that have severely impaired his chances of expanding the map.  In Texas, Mikal Watts, who had pledged to spend millions of dollars of his own money financing his campaign, has decided to drop his long-shot bid at unseating Sen. John Cornyn.  Though […]

Collins Thumping Allen

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

In a poll commissioned by DailyKos, Sen. Susan Collins crushed Rep. Tom Allen 56-33.  Democrats had considered this among their top targets.  Suffice it to say, things are not panning out as they had hoped.  Collins’ reelect is at 55%, an ominious sign for any challenger.  If this poll is confirmed by others, don’t be […]

Johnson to Seek Reelection

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Sen. Tim Johnson confirmed in an e-mail what everyone thought: he will seek reelection next year.  Johnson’s decision means that we have one realistic target next year - Sen. Mary Landrieu - barring a 180 by Gov. Mike Rounds, the only Republican who could realistically defeat him.  Two little-known Republican challengers have already declared their intentions […]

Pearce to Run for Senate

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

In the most welcome news yet this cycle, Rep. Steve Pearce is planning to run for the seat being vacated by Sen. Pete Domenici.  Pearce, a conservative, will face off against the less reliable Rep. Heather Wilson in a primary.  Though the national Party wanted the squishy Wilson, Pearce will now carry the flag for the […]

Hutchison to Retire

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

We have two elections between now and the next election for Hutchison’s seat, but Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has announced her plans not to seek reelection.  She also said that she may retire early to give someone else the change to establish seniority before the 2012 election.
Although it’s early to speculate, it is unlikely that […]

Dole Catches a Break

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Democrat State Rep. Grier Martin has decided to take a pass on a Senate race, becoming the latest in a series of Democrats that includes the Governor and the state’s Democrat Congressmen to opt out of a bid.  The decision leaves Democrats with little known fundraiser Jim Neal, who will likely be nothing more than […]