Archive for November, 2007

Kennedy Gets In, Leads Landrieu Early

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy, who was recently reelected without opposition, announced today that he will challenge Senator Mary Landrieu, the Senate’s only vulnerable Democrat.  Kennedy is extremely popular in the state and has not suffered any of the blame for the disaster after the disaster, i.e. the response to Hurricane Katrina.  Earlier this month he […]

RIP Henry Hyde

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

NRO’s Post
On a personal note, I remember Hyde speaking at the March for Life every time I went.  He was a fighter for the things in which he believed.  He was one of the good ones.

Safe and Saferer

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Mike McWherther decided over the Thanksgiving weekend to drop his longshot bid to unseat Sen. Lamar Alexander.  That leaves, well, nobody.  The Democrats have no declared candidates in the race.  McWherther himself had pretty much no chance of defeating Alexander, and now the Democrats don’t even have that.  It’ll be interesting to see if the […]

Barbour Calls Special Election; Musgrove Ponders Bid

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour announced today that the special election to replace Sen. Trent Lott will be held next November, thus hampering Democrats efforts to take the seat.  Democrats, though, are apparently preparing to fight, arguing that state law requires that a special election be held within 90 days of the resignation.  At issue is […]

Kyl for Whip

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Update: Sen. Lamar Alexander has announced that he will run for conference chair, all but certainly handing the position of Whip to Senator Kyl.   Congratulations, Senator, now don’t go squishy all of a sudden.
When Sen. McConnell resigns from the Senate, he will leave his position as Minority Whip open.  Sen. Jon Kyl is running to replace […]

Lott to Resign; Mammouth Battle to Ensue

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott will soon announce his intent to resign at the end of the year according to members of his staff.  A new election will be held 120 days after the vacancy occurs.  (There is some uncertainty as to whether this would take place in that timeframe or at the time of […]

Senator Corruption Loses His Cool

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

If Ted Stevens is going to get the Republican nomination for Senate next year, we’re going to have quite a bit of this to look forward to.  Senator Corruption was none too happy about being asked about his ties to VECO during an interview this week.
“It was about the investigation. I’m not going into the […]

Happy Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

Bruning Does the Right Thing

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning called it quits on his Senate campaign Tuesday night, deciding instead to endorse the candidacy of former Gov. Mike Johanns.  The Democrats are disappointed as this makes things even more difficult for lefty favorite Scott Kleeb, whom they think to be a strong candidate for Senate after he lost a Congressional […]

Uncle Ted Does It Again

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Sens. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) call each other “brother,” and that brotherly relationship is paying off in defense earmarks worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Stevens, the longest-serving Senate Republican, has secured $194 million in earmarks, while Inouye can boast of earmarks totaling $203.6 million, according to a database compiled by watchdog organization […]