Archive for January, 2008

Merkley to Skirt Rules, Thinks Gov’t is for Lobbyists

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Apparently confusing Oregon for New Jersey, Democrat House Speaker Jeff Merkley has decided that the rules don’t apply to him.  Oregon House members are prohibited from soliciting and accepting contributions during legislative sessions, including the one held in February.  Merkley, though, has decided that it would just be too difficult for him to obey the rules […]

KY Dems Miss an Opportunity

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s poll numbers lagging, some Democrats thought they had a real opportunity to capture his seat.  They went looking for top-tier candidates and came up empty.  They had one failure after another, from Rep. Chandler to Lt. Gov. Mongiardo to Attorney General Greg Stumbo.  Now out of options, Democrats have turned […]

“Democrat Running for Senate”

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Although it looks like it could be from The Onion, that is in fact the headline from Lincoln Channel 10 in Nebraska.  Apparently Larry Marvin, whose political experience consists of a single loss in a race for the State Legislature a decade ago, has decided that he’s bored and needs something to do this year.  […]

CO Democrats Get Desperate

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Democrats thought that the retirement of Sen. Wayne Allard would hand them another Senate seat on a silver platter.  With recent polling telling a very different story, Colorado Democrats are now laughably trying to make a story out of Bob Schaffer calling Republicans in the state legislature “centrist” and “mainstream”.   Such attempts are ludicrous and scream […]

Landrieu Seeks to Buy Reelection

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, whose political career may well end this November, is seeking to stave off disaster by buying her own reelection.  Rather than telling people the truth, i.e. that a coastal city that is in large part below sea level in a place that has been hit by a hurricane and could easily […]

Senator Wicker, I Presume

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Congressman Roger Wicker became Senator Roger Wicker this morning when he was sworn in by Vice President Dick Cheney.  Wicker will soon face reelection in his own right, perhaps as early as within the next two months, but more likely in November.  Unfortunately, we have failed to capitalize on the opportunities for free media that […]

Witherspoon Hits the Airwaves; McBride in the Race

Monday, January 21st, 2008

Republican National Committeeman Buddy Witherspoon is on the air with the opening salvo in the Republican primary for Senate in South Carolina.  He is challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has betrayed conservatives on issue after issue, most notably with his participation in the Gang of 14 agreement and, more recently, his support for McCain’s amnesty […]

Franken Nabs Far Left Endorsement

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Deciding that Mike Ciresi wasn’t liberal enough for them, Education Minnesota, which is affiliated with the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers, endorsed Al Franken in his bid to unseat Sen. Norm Coleman.  This should be no surprise since Franken not only wants to pay teachers far more than we can afford, […]

McBride Testifies on Immigration, Challenges Graham

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Lindsey Graham’s latest primary opponent, former Myrtle Beach Mayor Mark McBride, testified before a House subcommittee on Monday on the issue driving his campaign: immigration.  McBride is challenging Sen. Graham because of the Senator’s support of John McCain’s comprehensive immigration reform plan last year.  In 2002, he finished a distant third to now-Sen. Jim DeMint.
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Judge Rules with Hood; Earlier Date in MS, for now

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Mississippi Judge Bobby DeLauther ruled that the election to replace former Sen. Trent Lott must be held no later than March 19.  The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Jim Hood that challenged Gov. Haley Barbour’s date of Nov. 4, the same date as the General Election.  The ruling itself is nothing […]