Archive for the 'Washington' Category

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 […]

Wictory Wednesday Weturns

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

For those of you who don’t remember, Wictory Wednesday was a project started last year in which bloggers would ask their readers to support a given candidate, either financially or with their time.  Now John Bambanek has it up and running again.  This week´s beneficiary is Mike McGavick.
When he entered the race, McGavick trailed far […]

Washington Dems Divided

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Sen. Maria Cantwell now finds herself fending off attacks from the right and the left.  Deaniac State Party Chairman Dwight Pelz is proving a formidable foe for his Party’s incumbent, attacking her for not being as liberal as he is.  While in many races this would be nothing more than idle chatter to build himself […]

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 […]

This is Encouraging

Sunday, February 5th, 2006

It’s a partisan poll, though, so adjust accordingly.  Strategic Vision also showed the 2004 Washington Senate race very competitive before Patty Murray won comfortably.  Even so, this is the best any Republican has done in any poll.

Clinton Campaigning Hard

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

Illinois’s third Senator headlined a fundraiser for Senator Maria Cantwell on Friday night, demonstrating a strong committment to closing the gap in the Senate making friends in early primary states.  The appearance demonstrates a major problem with the New York State Republican Party’s inability to find a viable candidate to challenge Clinton in her Senate […]

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 […]

FEC Reports Wrap Up

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

The Hotline reports on third quarter fundraising with a complete summary of the important numbers. These are the most significant stories.
Illinois’ third Senator is definitely running for President. Surely this surprises no one. Even so, her incredible fundraising puts the record-breaking President to shame. Clinton has nearly $14M in the bank. With Jeanine Pirro’s recent […]

McGavick In, Republicans Wary

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

Thanks to a postor, who appears to be the candidate himself, RepublicanSenate has learned that Mike McGavick has formed an exploratory committee to take a look at the Senate race in Washington. McGavick is the first Republican to take an official step toward challenging incumbent Maria Cantwell. Cantwell is a far left Senator who simply […]

Rossi Declines

Friday, July 15th, 2005

Recruiting failure? Not really.
This one is not Elizabeth Dole’s fault. Dino Rossi has said for months that he is not prepared to move his family to Washington, DC. Today, he gave his final “No” to those who have been recruiting him for months. A recent GOP poll showed Rossi pummelling Cantwell but all other potential […]