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29 Feb 2012 15:45


Politics: Nebraska’s Bob Kerrey on changing mind: “I feel good about the decision.”

  • Kerrey changes course towards Senate run: The former Senator had served from 1989 to 2001, before deciding he wouldn’t seek a third term. Rumors had been swirling for the last couple months as to whether he would jump back into the political fray, following the retirement of Ben Nelson, and though he initially shot down such talk he seems to have thought better of it. “It was a difficult process but I feel good about the decision. I look forward to the race,” he said. Though the seat is generally thought to be an easy pickup for the GOP this year, one would imagine Kerrey saw some positive numbers to sway his decision, reluctant as he seemed at first — this now becomes a must-watch Senate race. source

09 Oct 2011 11:47


Politics: With weak presidential field, Tea Party focusing on Senate instead

  • No one is going to get perfect in a general election candidate. That is why we think the Senate is a better place to focus.
  • FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe • Effectively saying that Tea Party groups plan to focus on the presidential election, and instead put their energies towards helping the GOP win back the U.S. Senate, which the Democrats control with a slight majority. The race totals favor the GOP winning more seats — 23 of the 33 seats up for grabs next year are in Democratic power, and at least a few of those seats up for grabs because Senators are retiring — most notably those of Jim Webb and Kent Conrad. Do you guys think the GOP has a chance at getting the Senate back in 2012, especially considering increased Tea Party focus? source

06 Sep 2011 11:13


Politics: It’s official: Tammy Baldwin’s running for a Wisconsin Senate seat

  • She would be the first openly-gay senator. OK, so the progressives didn’t get Russ Feingold like they wanted, but Rep. Tammy Baldwin is certainly no spring chicken. “Some people think America’s best days are behind us,” Baldwin says in her announcement clip, “but I’m not one of them.” Do you guys think she has a serious shot at Herb Kohl’s soon-to-be-vacant seat? source

03 Oct 2010 20:08


Politics: Kentucky Senate race: Paul vs. Conway = national vs. regional

  • I’m not saying Dr. Paul is crazy. I think some of his ideas are outside the mainstream … He doesn’t understand Kentucky.
  • Democratic Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway • Sizing up opponent Rand Paul in a debate aired on “Fox News Sunday” this morning. While Conway was emphasizing Kentucky in the debate, Paul was trying to make it a broader debate on the Obama administration’s success and failure rate. “This is really about the president’s agenda,” he said. “Do you support it or oppose it?” Perhaps Paul should start focusing on those local issues – he lost a huge lead and is only up on Conway by a couple of points right now. source

15 Sep 2010 11:39


Politics: GOP snatches defeat from the jaws of victory

  • On the basis of the polling…the Republicans went from being extremely likely to win the race to extremely likely to lose it.
  • Political handicapper Nate Silver • Regarding the state of Delaware’s Senate race now that Christine O’Donnell is the GOP nominee. The tea party darling came from behind to defeat former governor and nine-term congressman Mike Castle, who would have been a gimme in November, in yesterday’s primary.source

19 Jan 2010 22:54