Archive for February, 2006

Blute Doesn’t Bother

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Former Rep. Peter Blude has decided not to run against Sen. Kennedy.  The decision makes sense, since he’d have gotten his clock cleaned.  Kennedy may now run without even token opposition.  As such, this will likely be the last post on this “race”.

Things that make you go “Hmmmm”

Friday, February 24th, 2006

Less than a week after the release of the first poll in a long time showing Rep. Katherine Harris closing the gap on Sen. Bill Nelson, two new polls have been released showing Harris trailing by as much as ever.  While the two polls together suggest that the race has not yet closed to single […]

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 […]

So Much for Contesting Every Race

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

On Friday, the filing deadling passed for the Indiana primary without a single Democrat entering the Senate race.  This isn’t a surprise, but it does officially lock up the seat for Lugar.

Not Much to Say

Friday, February 17th, 2006

There simply haven’t been Senate stories worth writing about the last few days.  Filing closed in Ohio, making a DeWine v. Brown match-up all but official.  Republicans are trying to recruit a former Congressman with no chance at all of defeating Sen. Kennedy.  Sen. Chuck Hagel opened his trap and made a rediculous comment about […]

Harris Halves Nelson Advantage

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

After months of polls showing her trailing by by anywhere from the high teens to mid twenties, Rep. Katherine Harris has cut incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson’s advantage in half.  The gain can likely be attributed to a major shift in media coverage of the race.  Since even before her entry into the race, establishment Republicans […]

Hackett Out: DeWine v. Brown

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Both Sen. Mike DeWine and Rep. Sherrod Brown caught a break on Monday as Iraq vet Paul Hackett announced that he was abandoning his Senate campaign and returning to the private sector.  The pressure that led to the departure shows that Democrats are satisfied with one Senator who makes statements that the Party would rather […]

Martinez: I Was Wrong on Schiavo

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Sen. Mel Martinez said in an interview that aired Sunday that he was wrong to sponsor legislation giving federal courts judirisdiction over the situation surrounding Terri Schiavo.  His comments were unnecessary and unwelcome, demonstrating yet again that Republicans fail to understand issues before they take positions on them.  He follows Bill Frist in his decision […]

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, […]

I am Feeling Very Olympic Today

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Today, the world’s greatest celebration begins in Torino.  The XX Olympic Games will bring together athletes and fans from around the world for sixteen days of competition that will showcase many of the greatest athletes in the world.  These athletes will awe and inspire an audience of two billion people around the world.  They will […]