Archive for the 'Kentucky 08' Category

Well Done, Sen. McConnell

Friday, June 6th, 2008

In his first real show of leadership in a long time, Sen. John Cornyn, doubtless at the direction of Sen. Mitch McConnell, effectively shut down the Senate with a procedural move earlier this week, punishing Democrats for their inaction on judicial nominations. By objecting to a routing procedural motion, Cornyn forced the Senate clerk […]

KY, OR Dems Choose Nominees

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

On Tuesday, Senators Mitch McConnell and Gordon Smith learned who their Democrat opponents will be. In Kentucky, Democrats nominated two time gubernatorial primary loser Bruce Lunsford. In a poll released earlier this month, Lunsford trailed McConnell 48-36. He will have some fence-mending to do if he is to make the race competitive. […]

The Latest Signs of Trouble

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Two new polls released this week suggest that two more Senate seats have moved considerably in favor of the Democrats. In Alaska, it appears as though the already-too-long career of the poster-boy for earmark reform, Sen. Ted Stevens, is about to come to an end. Other polls have shown this race to be […]

Democrats Concede Kentucky

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Lt. Col. Andrew Horne, the Democrats’ last hope to take down Sen. McConnell after they failed to recruit their bigger names, has shocked his Party by dropping out of the race, leaving the Democrats with unknown health care executive Bruce Lunsford.  The liberal blogosphere went out of its way to recruit Horne, hoping to exact […]

KY Dems Miss an Opportunity

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s poll numbers lagging, some Democrats thought they had a real opportunity to capture his seat.  They went looking for top-tier candidates and came up empty.  They had one failure after another, from Rep. Chandler to Lt. Gov. Mongiardo to Attorney General Greg Stumbo.  Now out of options, Democrats have turned […]

Strike Three. They’re Out.

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Kentuckey Attorney General Greg Stumbo confirmed yesterday that he will forgo a Senate bid in order to run for his old state House seat.  In doing so, Stumbo become the third major Democrat, after Rep. Ben Chandler and State Auditor Crit Laullen, to decline a bid.  Stumbo was the Democrats’ last great hope of making […]

Sacrificial Lamb Steps Up

Thursday, December 13th, 2007

Having failed to recruit a top-tier candidate (Rep. Ben Chandler) and a couple of second-tier candidates (Attorney General Greg Stumbo and Auditor Crit Laullen) Kentucky Democrats have apparently decided to resort to Lt. Col. Andrew Horne as their sacrificial lamb.  Horne’s political experience is limited to a 21-point loss to Rep. John Yarmuth in Kentucky’s third […]

Kentucky Democrats Suffer Major Setback

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Democrats hoping to get revenge for the 2004 defeat of then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle have suffered a pair of devastating, perhaps fatal, blows to their effort.  In one fail swoop, State Auditor Crit Luallen and Attorney General Greg Stumbo both decided not to challenge McConnell.  Both were considered second-tier candidates, well behind Rep. Ben […]

Stumbo Stumbling Out of the Box

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Lest anyone wonder why Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo has trouble raising money, his own words might have a lot to do with it.  He is asking people not to contribute more than $250 to his exploratory committee.  Don’t tell him, but that’s not going to get the job done.
If Stumbo were serious about challenging […]

Stumbo Forms Exploratory Committee

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Kentucky Democrats may finally have found a serious challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.  Attorney General Greg Stumbo has formed an exploratory committee to examine an underdog bid against the GOP leader.  While not the Democrats’ top recruiting target, Stumbo cannot be overlooked.
McConnell is seeking his fourth reelection and enters the race with substantial advantages […]