Archive for the 'Michigan' Category

Is Bouchard Ahead?

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Here´s an interesting take on the Bouchard-Stabenow match-up.  While I disagree that there is no reason to think Bouchard will underperform Abraham statewide, as he has less name recognition than Abraham did, the Oakland County numbers are quite promising.  Unless we get blown out nationwide, which is not likely, this one could well go down […]

Upset Special?

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Charlie Cook apparently thinks that Mike Bouchard over Sen. Debbie Stabenow could be the upset of the year (hat tip, Sixers).  While other Republicans have struggled, Bouchard has shown a fairly steady uptake in his poll numbers.  He is currently benefiting from a tight gubernatorial campaign and big spending of Dick DeVos, and, more importantly, Michigan´s […]

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 […]

Crimson Tide

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Amid all the doom and gloom that has been readily apparent in Republican chatter for months, a funny thing happened on the way to November.  A crimson tide started rising.  With the puppet masters of the Democrat Party more and more excited about their prospects, they have made the mistake of actually showing people what they´re […]

The Other Primary

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

With much of the attention on Tuesday understandably focused on the defeat of three incumbents, another important primary went largely unnoticed nationally.  Michigan Republicans nominated Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard to take on unpopular incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow in November.  He defeated Rev. Keith Butler, who garnered the support of many who considered Bouchard too […]

Zandstra in Fight for Spot on Ballot

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Conservative Jerry Zandstra is in a fight for his political life, not with his opponents, but with the Secretary of State´s Office.  Zandstra´s signature count, according to the office of Terri Land, a Republican, is 78 shy of the requisite number, 15,000.  Zandstra is making the case that the office misplaced several signatures in an […]

Stabenow Tied to Abramoff

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

After spending a year hammering Sen. Conrad Burns over his ties to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Democrats are now finding two of their own in some hot water over the same issue.  Having received more than $6000 from Abramoff clients, Stabenow sought funds for the Saginaw Chippewa tribe, one of his clients.  Stabenow´s staff will likely […]

Stabenow Challengers Gain

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

In a poll released today by Rasmussen Reports, all three of Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s challengers have halved the gap with the first term incumbent, who still leads by double digits.  The poll shows that the three challengers are poorly known, which means that all have room for growth.  Closing the gap will be extremely difficult, […]

New Frontrunner in Michigan

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

for the GOP, that is. According to a Strategic Vision poll released today, Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard is within 14 points of Sen. Debbie Stabenow. His primary opponents, Keith Butler and Jerry Zandstra, who have been campaigning for the better party of a year, trail Stabenow by 19 and 25 points respectively. Perhaps most […]

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 […]