Archive for the '2006 Races' Category

I Told You So

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, for whom the NRSC went to bat last year, has disaffiliated himself from the Republican Party.  The GOP needs to learn from this mistake and stop supporting candidates whose affiliation with the Party is tenuous at best.  Lincoln Chafee was a Republican only because his father was.  His principles, if he […]

Dems Panicking on Montana

Friday, November 3rd, 2006

H/T Adam C: Kos reports that Democrats are no longer confident of taking out Sen. Conrad Burns, whom until the last week they had fully expected to replace.  Byron York also has a column on the Senator seemingly having recovered from his death (though I have said for months that he was only sleeping).
The formula for […]

Closing the Deal

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

After abandoing Sen. Conrad Burns months ago, the NRSC has caught up with everyone else and placed Montana back on its map.  The NRSC has purchased over $300,000 in television time between this past weekend and the election.  The expenditure is well more than a drop in the bucket in media-cheap Montana.
For the past year, […]

Sticking with Burns

Friday, October 27th, 2006

There are at least two other people who haven´t given up on the reelection of Sen. Conrad Burns.  The President and VP will both be in Montana making appearances on his behalf in the coming week.  The visits will highlight for Montanans the important differences between Burns and his far out opponent.  While some have […]

Kennedy Closing?

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Gary Miller thinks so.  In part because of a new ad, the dynamics of the race have begun to shift in Kennedy´s favor.  He remains well behind in independent polls, but apparently has closed the gap in the internals.  At one point earlier in the cycle, this looked like the GOP´s best bet for a […]

Fat Lady Sings in Ohio

Friday, October 27th, 2006

Contrary to last week´s denials of GOP abandonment of Sen. Mike DeWine, the RNC pulled the plug on plans to run ads in the final week of the campaign.  Rep. Sherrod Brown has recently blown the race wide open and left DeWine in even worse shape that Sen. Rick Santorum Samuel Mudd.  Effectively this means […]

Choices Don`t Get Any Clearer than This

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Rep. Mark Kennedy talks about the differences between himself and Amy Klobuchar.  Is there any question who would better represent the people of Minnesota?

Anyone Want to Contribute a Calculator to the NRSC?

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

Here is a leaked list of NRSC targets for the final two weeks.  Notice anything strange?
According to Sen. Dole & Co., Sen. Conrad Burns, who is in a statistical tie with challenger Jon Tester, is “done”.  At the same time, the Rhode Island race is a “toss-up”.  This is a rather unique read on the […]

Rumors of His Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Friday, October 20th, 2006

With many, this blogger not included, having written him off, Sen. Conrad Burns appears to have bounced back in his Senate race against far left favorite Jon Tester.  Recent polls had shown Tester jumping out to a high single digits margin, but now Rasmussen Reports has the race statistically tied, with Burns now just […]

DC Bails on DeWine, sorta, kinda, ok, not really

Monday, October 16th, 2006

Less than a day after the New York Times claimed that the national Party was abandoning Sen. Mike DeWine, RNC Chair Ken Mehlman said that the RNC will be investing millions in the state during the final three weeks.  Not surprisingly, NRSC spokesman Brian Nick was yet again unhelpful in his statement to the Times, […]