Archive for the 'Arizona' Category

Dems Bail on Pederson; Allen Appears Safer

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

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 […]

After Labor Day: Where Things Stand

Monday, September 11th, 2006

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 […]

Dean to Help Conserve Republican Majority

Monday, June 26th, 2006

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 […]

Game. Set. Match. Kyl.

Monday, May 1st, 2006

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 […]

Out of the Fire, into the Freezer

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

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 […]

Senate Vertebra Count: 14

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

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 […]

Outlook 2006

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

Over at NRO, John Miller summarizes the competitive 2006 Senate races. So I’ll take the opportunity to do likewise.
Safe Dem (11)
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
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 […]

Kyl in the Driver’s Seat

Tuesday, March 8th, 2005

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 […]