Archive for the 'New Hampshire 08' Category

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 […]

Democrats Clear Field for Shaheen

Friday, September 21st, 2007

Katrina Sweet has decided to follow Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand and abandon her Senate bid.  She will endorse Democrat front-runner former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen.  This leaves only Jay Buckey to face off with Shaheen in the Democrat primary.  Buckey’s campaign is underfunded and will easily be overwhelmed by a united Democrat Party behind Shaheen.  The […]

New New Hampshire Numbers Favor Sununu; Questions Remain

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

New numbers from New Hampshire show Sen. John Sununu much closer to former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen than previous polls, which showed Shaheen with about a 20 point lead.
Some are taking this as good news, but I am less certain.  That is a dramatic shift in numbers for a race without an explination needs to be […]

Rick Santorum Redux

Friday, September 14th, 2007

Former New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen has decided to enter the 2008 Senate race against Sen. John Sununu.  I could attempt to spin this, saying that her popularity will wane between now and November 2008, that the voters have forgotten her liberal record, that Sununu beat her six years ago and he can beat her […]

NH Democrats Lack Key Ingredient

Monday, July 16th, 2007

The left is celebrating a new poll that shows Sen. John Sununu trailing former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen by 22 points.   Unforunately for them, Shaheen has not announced her candidacy.  In fact, she has already said that she will not run, but she is now reconsidering that decision.
The popular Shaheen lost to Sununu in their first […]

Strike Three

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

New Hampshire Democrats swung and missed on their third choice of a challenger for Sen. John Sununu.  First, they wanted former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen to challenge him.  She opted out.  Then they targeted Gov. and potential self-financier Gary Hirshberg has backed down.  Apparently DSCC Chair Chucky Schumer is losing his touch.
While Sununu is not yet […]

Shaheen to Take a Pass?

Friday, January 12th, 2007

On Wednesday, Portsmouth Mayor Steve Marchand announced that he will challenge GOP Senator John Sununu.  According to Marchand, he is doing so based on information that former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen and current Gov. John Lynch will both take passes on the race.  If true, this makes Sununu`s path to reelection much smoother, though to be […]