Archive for the 'Missouri' Category

RNC Goes On the Air; Considers Dole Inept, Too

Monday, October 9th, 2006

The RNC has decided to break from protocol and go on the air in three states to try to stop the bleeding in Republican-held territory.  The beneficiaries of this newly announced expenditures will be Senators DeWine and Talent, and former Rep. Bob Corker.  Many are rightly portraying this as an attempt to limit Democrat gains, as […]

After Labor Day: Where Things Stand

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Now that Labor Day has passed, the campaigns enter their final stretch.  Here’s a quick glance at where things stand going into the home stretch:
Republican Held Seats
Arizona - Despite dipping deep into his personal fortune, former Democrat State Party Chair Jim Pederson has been unable to cut into Sen. Jon Kyl’s solid lead.  Democrats were once […]

Crimson Tide

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Amid all the doom and gloom that has been readily apparent in Republican chatter for months, a funny thing happened on the way to November.  A crimson tide started rising.  With the puppet masters of the Democrat Party more and more excited about their prospects, they have made the mistake of actually showing people what they┬┤re […]

First Quarter Filings

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

The Hill has an excellent roundup of Senate fundraising numbers for the first quarter.
Some observations:
Arizona - Jim Pederson has not invested the money that he would have needed to make this competitive.  He has already spent over $1 million and has fallen in the polls.  The Democrats might have had a chance to win this.  That is no longer […]

Sen. Talent Wasting Time

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Sen. Jim Talent is going out of his way to court African-American voters in his race against State Auditor Claire McCaskill.  Republicans would do well to accept the reality that, barring exceptional circumstances, such as those in which the GOP nominee is black, those votes are not winnable.  Sen. Talent can hold his seat based […]

Six Seats to the Majority

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

With seven months to go until the 2006 midterm election, it is becoming increasingly clear that control of the Senate will come down to six races.  With all due respect to challengers in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Washington, and West Virginia, the environment does not lend itself to Republican takeovers in states where Democrats have […]

Good ‘News’ in OH, PA

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Rasmussen’s latest polls show encouraging results in Ohio and Pennsylvania.  In the Buckeye state, DeWine has increased his lead over Rep. Sherrod Brown by four points.  This comes in the wake of the withdrawal of Brown’s primary opponent Paul Hackett, which he alleged was the result of betrayal by Party leaders.  The dust-up was not what […]

Republican Candidates Talk Cloning, Stem-Cells

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Update: Proving my point that double-talk only creates problems, Steele now calls himself a supporter of embryonic stem-cell research.   To win this November, Steele needed to rack up a sizable margin among Catholic voters.  This statement only gives fodder to those who say that all politicians are the same.  While strongly disagreeing with supporters of embryonic stem-cell research, […]

Democrat Challengers Speak Out

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Over the last few days, two key Democrat challengers have spoken out about the nomination of Judge Alito.  First, Claire McCaskill handed Sen. Jim Talent a gift by coming out against the nomination.  Though leading in the polls, McCaskill has surely dealt a severe blow to her candidacy by taking this stand.  Missouri is a […]

Outlook 2006

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Over at NRO, John Miller summarizes the competitive 2006 Senate races. So I’ll take the opportunity to do likewise.
Safe Dem (11)
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Hawaii
Massachusetts
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Vermont
West Virginia - If Gale Catlett enters and Byrd continues deteriorating publicly, this could get interesting. If not, KKK stays put.
Wisconsin
Likely Dem (4)
Florida - Rep. Harris’s primary asset was supposed to be […]