Not that Kennedy. This Kennedy! That’s right. Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy has fulfilled the first part of the Vitter prophecy by switching to the GOP. Kennedy announced the switch on the website of his reelection campaign. Kennedy has been heavily recruited by Karl Rove to challenge Sen. Mary Landrieu, possibly the Senate’s only vulnerable Democrat, next […]
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No, that’s not my headline. It’s the Nation’s. Yes, we have yet another Republican sex scandal. As if Senator Vitter’s six year old excapades weren’t bad enough, Sen. Larry Craig has piled on. While Craig’s activities on their own fall into the same category as Vitter’s, they are politically much more damaging for a number […]
Former Sen. Bob Kerrey now appears likely to launch a bid for the seat expected to be vacated by Sen. Chuck Hagel. Kerrey has said that he will not run against Hagel, but that he also expects that Hagel will call it quits. A Kerrey candidacy would put the seat in play while maintaining a […]
Alaska state Rep. Mike Kelly has written a letter to the editor calling on Senator Ted Stevens, among others, to announce their retirements in light of recent scandals. He does not delve into the details of the scandals surrounding those toward whom the letter is directed, but he does make it clear that they no […]
The first of a few GOP responses to ActBlue.org, is up and running. Unlike ActBlue, BigRedTent.org will select candidates through a process that begins with a stump speech and comments and ends with an up-or-down vote on the inclusion of those proposed. Members of the site are currently voting on the inclusion of Rep. Marilyn […]
As reported here last week, Louisiana Treasurer John Kennedy announced that he would seek reelection this November. Some interpreted that as a decision that he would not challenge Sen. Mary Landrieu next year. After a few days, it has become clear that Kennedy’s decision was not meant as a statement that he would not run […]
Rep. Richard Baker announced that he will not challenge Sen. Mary Landrieu. Baker’s name was one of several that has been bandied about for the seat. Most consider Democrat State Treasurer John Kennedy the GOP’s best chance, and Sen. David Vitter has already said that Kennedy will change parties to make the bid. As such, Baker’s […]
Louisiana Secretary of State Jay Dardenne expects a full recovery after a serious accident Monday night. Dardenne was responsible for the accident, but was not intoxicated nor using an electronic device at the time. He will not be ticketed.
Dardenne’s name has come up in some discussions about a Republican challenger to Sen. Mary Landrieu next […]
After several swings and misses, Oregon Democrats have finally found a challenger to Sen. Gordon Smith. Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives Jeff Merkley declared his candidacy yesterday. Merkley was well down on the Democrats’ wish list and was only recruited after a former Governor and the every Democrat Congressman passed on the race.
Although Merkley […]
A day after his home was raided by the FBI and the IRS, Sen. Ted Stevens threatened to place a hold on Senate ethics legislation. While the legislation is seriously flawed in that it does not include true earmark reform, Sen. Stevens should have absolutely nothing to say about ethics. If he had any integrity […]