Archive for the 'Tennessee' Category

New Polls Show Recovery in Firewall States

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

New polls released in Ohio and Tennessee show statistical dead heats in the respective races.  In both cases, Democrats had begun to open small leads, but now those leads have apparently vanished.  This coincides with new polling in battleground House races showing gains for Republicans in Colorado and Kentucky.  While there is no doubt that […]

RNC Goes On the Air; Considers Dole Inept, Too

Monday, October 9th, 2006

The RNC has decided to break from protocol and go on the air in three states to try to stop the bleeding in Republican-held territory.  The beneficiaries of this newly announced expenditures will be Senators DeWine and Talent, and former Rep. Bob Corker.  Many are rightly portraying this as an attempt to limit Democrat gains, as […]

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 […]

A Most Reluctant Endorsement: Bob Corker for Senate

Friday, August 4th, 2006

Yesterday, former Rep. Bob Corker defeated two conservatives to win the Republican nomination to replace retiring Senator Bill Frist.   Corker is a chameleon.  He will say or do anything if he thinks it will help him win votes.  He is the worst choice Tennesseeans had available, and will have an incredibly difficult time energizing his […]

If Van Hilleary Stays in…

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

this is who we’ll probably end up with.

Throwing the Game: Tennessee Edition

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

In two days, Volunteer State Republicans will go to the polls to select a candidate to compete with Rep. Harold Ford for the right to replace Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, one of the weakest Leaders in the body’s history.  They will choose between two conservatives and a chameleon, whose liberal record does not mesh […]

Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

With polls showing former Rep. Ed Bryant closing quickly on RINO Bob Corker, Corker has decided to dump an additional $1.7 million of his own into his fledgling campaign.  The decision comes as no surprise as former Reps. Bryant and Van Hilleary have toured the state telling the truth about Bob Corker’s liberal inclinations for […]

Bryant Endorsements Keep Pouring In

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

B4B has the story.  Lest anyone be unfamiliar with the Republican National Coalition for Life, it’s President is conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly.  This endorsement nicely compliments Bryant’s endorsement from Sen. Tom Coburn last week.  Once again, why is Van Hilleary in this race?

Bryant Lands Major Endorsement

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Solidifying his position as the conservative favorite in Tennessee, former Rep. Ed Bryant landed the endorsement of conservative stalwort Sen. Tom Coburn earlier this week.  Dr. Coburn is the latest in a long series of conservative endorsements that Bryant has received, far eclipsing those of opponent former Rep. Van Hilleary.  This one is especially meaningful […]

First Quarter Filings

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

The Hill has an excellent roundup of Senate fundraising numbers for the first quarter.
Some observations:
Arizona - Jim Pederson has not invested the money that he would have needed to make this competitive.  He has already spent over $1 million and has fallen in the polls.  The Democrats might have had a chance to win this.  That is no longer […]