Archive for December, 2007

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 31st, 2007

A new update on the newest Senator from Mississippi will be available after I sober up.

Barbour Announcement Coming Today?

Friday, December 28th, 2007

Update: Gov. Barbour will hold two press conferences on Monday, New Year’s Eve, to annouce the replacement for Trent Lott.  Rep. Chip Pickering has taken his name out of consideration (been told that he will not be chosen?).  The decision to announce on Monday means that the new Senator will not enjoy the full benefit of free […]

Stevens Challenger Steps Up

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Former state Rep. David Cuddy has decided to challenge Sen. Ted Stevens again.  Cuddy ran against Stevens in 1996 but failed to make the race close.  Cuddy had hoped to get the support of the Club for Growth, but says that it is unlikely to support him due to his support for public financing of campaigns.
Cuddy […]

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 24th, 2007

NH Race Does a 180?

Friday, December 21st, 2007

Earlier this year, a poll showed former New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen slaughtering Sen. John Sununu by a 56-34 margin.  After she entered, a couple of polls showed a much closer race.  Now, for the first time this year, Sen. Sununu leads Shaheen, and by 11 points at that.
Let me be clear that I do […]

Strike Three. They’re Out.

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Kentuckey Attorney General Greg Stumbo confirmed yesterday that he will forgo a Senate bid in order to run for his old state House seat.  In doing so, Stumbo become the third major Democrat, after Rep. Ben Chandler and State Auditor Crit Laullen, to decline a bid.  Stumbo was the Democrats’ last great hope of making […]

Democrats Opening a Seat?

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

According to The Politico, Senate Democrats are discussing various means of replacing Sen. Robert Byrd as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.  The 90 year old Byrd, who is known for his temper, is apparently no longer capable of fulfilling the duties that the post carries with it.  One Democrat Committee member went so far […]

Dole Climbs Over 50

Monday, December 17th, 2007

For the first time this cycle, Sen. Elizabeth Dole tops the 50% mark against both Democrats in the field.  Dole leads Democrat front-runner Kay Hagan 51-39, also topping Jim Neal 52-37.  These numbers don’t mean that Dole is safe, but she’s certainly looking strong.
Democrats had first hoped to convince Gov. Easley to run, but he took […]

Lieberman Endorses McCain: Come On Over, Senator

Monday, December 17th, 2007

Much to the chagrin of the most extreme elements of his Party, Sen. Joe Lieberman has endorsed Sen. John McCain.  Some are calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to strip Lieberman of his committee assignments, or even expel him from the caucus.  Fortunately, Democrats are seldom careful what they wish for.
Now Lieberman is a […]

Another Schumer Failure

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

In what can only be seen as the latest in a long series of DSCC Chairman Chuck Schumer, former Mississippi Attorney General Mike Moore has decided to not seek the Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Trent Lott.  Moore’s decision is a severe, though perhaps not fatal, blow to Democrat chances of recapturing the […]