In his first real show of leadership in a long time, Sen. John Cornyn, doubtless at the direction of Sen. Mitch McConnell, effectively shut down the Senate with a procedural move earlier this week, punishing Democrats for their inaction on judicial nominations. By objecting to a routing procedural motion, Cornyn forced the Senate clerk […]
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On Tuesday, Senators Mitch McConnell and Gordon Smith learned who their Democrat opponents will be. In Kentucky, Democrats nominated two time gubernatorial primary loser Bruce Lunsford. In a poll released earlier this month, Lunsford trailed McConnell 48-36. He will have some fence-mending to do if he is to make the race competitive. […]
Two new polls released this week suggest that two more Senate seats have moved considerably in favor of the Democrats. In Alaska, it appears as though the already-too-long career of the poster-boy for earmark reform, Sen. Ted Stevens, is about to come to an end. Other polls have shown this race to be […]
Lt. Col. Andrew Horne, the Democrats’ last hope to take down Sen. McConnell after they failed to recruit their bigger names, has shocked his Party by dropping out of the race, leaving the Democrats with unknown health care executive Bruce Lunsford. The liberal blogosphere went out of its way to recruit Horne, hoping to exact […]
With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s poll numbers lagging, some Democrats thought they had a real opportunity to capture his seat. They went looking for top-tier candidates and came up empty. They had one failure after another, from Rep. Chandler to Lt. Gov. Mongiardo to Attorney General Greg Stumbo. Now out of options, Democrats have turned […]
Kentuckey Attorney General Greg Stumbo confirmed yesterday that he will forgo a Senate bid in order to run for his old state House seat. In doing so, Stumbo become the third major Democrat, after Rep. Ben Chandler and State Auditor Crit Laullen, to decline a bid. Stumbo was the Democrats’ last great hope of making […]
Having failed to recruit a top-tier candidate (Rep. Ben Chandler) and a couple of second-tier candidates (Attorney General Greg Stumbo and Auditor Crit Laullen) Kentucky Democrats have apparently decided to resort to Lt. Col. Andrew Horne as their sacrificial lamb. Horne’s political experience is limited to a 21-point loss to Rep. John Yarmuth in Kentucky’s third […]
Democrats hoping to get revenge for the 2004 defeat of then-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle have suffered a pair of devastating, perhaps fatal, blows to their effort. In one fail swoop, State Auditor Crit Luallen and Attorney General Greg Stumbo both decided not to challenge McConnell. Both were considered second-tier candidates, well behind Rep. Ben […]
Lest anyone wonder why Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo has trouble raising money, his own words might have a lot to do with it. He is asking people not to contribute more than $250 to his exploratory committee. Don’t tell him, but that’s not going to get the job done.
If Stumbo were serious about challenging […]
Kentucky Democrats may finally have found a serious challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Attorney General Greg Stumbo has formed an exploratory committee to examine an underdog bid against the GOP leader. While not the Democrats’ top recruiting target, Stumbo cannot be overlooked.
McConnell is seeking his fourth reelection and enters the race with substantial advantages […]