Archive for the 'Texas 08' Category

TX Dem Narrowly Avoids Run-off with Dead Actor

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Texas Democrat nominee Rick Noriega narrowly avoided an embarassing run-off against an actor who has been dead for over a decade retired Air Force attorney Gene Kelly.  Noriega has been touted by some on the left-wing blogosphere as a candidate who could “expand the map”, yet he managed only 51% of the vote in a […]

Schumer Has Lost His Touch

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Within the last two days, DSCC Chairman Chuck Schumer has suffered two setbacks that have severely impaired his chances of expanding the map.  In Texas, Mikal Watts, who had pledged to spend millions of dollars of his own money financing his campaign, has decided to drop his long-shot bid at unseating Sen. John Cornyn.  Though […]

Culture of Hypocrisy, Texas Edition

Friday, September 7th, 2007

In 2001, Mikal Watts, the Democrat frontrunner to take on Sen. John Cornyn, threatened a legal opponent, telling him that he would be better off settling out of court because Watts had bought the court.  Most people wait until after they are elected to engage in conduct that so blatantly violates even a base standard […]

The Cost of Viability

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007

Up until now, the Texas Senate race fit nicely into the “all over but the crying” category.  Mikal Watts has changed that. The Democrat attorney filed a statement with the Senate stating that he intends to spend $10 million of his own money on his campaign.  To be sure, Senator Cornyn will easily eclipse that amount, having finished the […]

Schumer Whifs Again

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

Adding to DSCC Chairman Chuck Schumer’s recruiting failures in Minnesota and Oregon, Rep. Nick Lampson said through a spokesman Monday that he will not challenge Sen. Jon Cornyn.  Lampson emerged as a star in the Democrat Party when he took the seat vacated by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay.  Many Democrats hoped that he […]

Circular Firing Squad?

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

A third state has been added to the growing list of states that could feature Republican incumbents facing contested primaries.  According to one report, rumors abound that Sen. Jon Cornyn could be faced with a primary challenger.  If true, Texas would be added to Nebraska and Oregon as a place where Republicans will be fighting […]