National Democrats have decided to cut their losses and pull $1 million in advertising out of the Arizona Senate race. The decision comes at a time when national Democrats are peaking, and if Pederson does not look viable now, this one is over. The decision comes after Democrats have spent millions, including a nearly $9 […]
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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 […]
Howard Dean will offer his own contribution to the effort to maintain the Republican Senate Majority this Thursday when he makes an appearence in Tuscon, Arizona. The liberal Democrat will be there to rally the ten liberals in the state as they try in vain to unseat conservative Sen. Jon Kyl. Dean’s trip will remind […]
With Democrats strugging to find the six seats they would need to flip to regain control of the Senate, they had delusions abbout the possibility of winning Arizona. As with Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy, though, such fantasies eventually come face to face with reality. In this case, reality is a […]
Sen. Jon Kyl, a supposed target of Democrats, has all but iced his “race” against Democrat Jim Pederson. While Pederson has a personal fortune to blow on the race, defeating an incumbent who is running at 56% at this point in the cycle is all but impossible. In a case like Tennessee, it makes sense for […]
Today, Senate Democrats proposed a resolution calling for transition in Iraq to native control and the withdrawal of US troops. The proposal could be best described as “silly”, as it demonstrated a fundamental lack of understanding of what is entailed in bringing about stability in the reborn nation. The President has rightly and repeatedly said […]
Over at NRO, John Miller summarizes the competitive 2006 Senate races. So I’ll take the opportunity to do likewise.
Safe Dem (11)
West Virginia - If Gale Catlett enters and Byrd continues deteriorating publicly, this could get interesting. If not, KKK stays put.
Likely Dem (4)
Florida - Rep. Harris’s primary asset was supposed to be […]
Roll Call today reported that Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) led Democrat Party Chair and likely challenger Jim Pederson 54-23 in an NRSC poll conducted March 1-5. Perhaps it would be more accurate to say, “once likely challenger”. Kyl is well-liked in Arizona, but could have faced a strong challenge from Gov. Janet Napolitano (D). Deciding […]