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    Red State Weekly Political Synopsis

    Senate Update Arkansas: Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s (D) political troubles may not be confined to the general election. Democratic Lt. Gov. Bill Halter appears to be making moves to enter the Senatorial primary, indicating he will campaign from her left, should he officially contend for the nomination. This could force Lincoln to the left for the short term, which may further endanger her against an eventual | Read More »

    Red State Weekly Political Synopsis

    Senate Update Arkansas: Two sets of conflicting polling numbers were almost simultaneously released for Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D). Rasmussen Reports (12/1; 500 likely AR registered voters) shows the incumbent Democrat trailing four virtually unknown Republican challengers. Senate Minority Leader Kim Hendren leads Lincoln 46-39%; state Sen. Gilbert Baker (R) leads the Senator 47-41%; businessman Curtis Coleman has a 44-40% advantage against Lincoln; and TEA Party | Read More »

    Red State Weekly Political Synopsis

    Senate Update Connecticut: Quinnipiac University’s latest Q-Poll (11/3-8; 1,236 registered CT voters; 474 Democrats and 332 Republicans) shows former Republican Rep. Rob Simmons decisively leading leftwing Sen. Chris Dodd (D), 49-38%. Ex-Ambassador to Ireland Tom Foley (R) leads Dodd 47-40%. Former World Wrestling Federation executive Linda McMahon, already spending large amounts of her own money on advertising, even has a two point lead over the | Read More »

    Red State Weekly Political Synopsis

    Senate Update Massachusetts: A New England College Polling Institute survey (10/18-22; 468 registered MA Democratic voters) shows Attorney General Martha Coakley maintaining a strong lead in the battle to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D). Coakley places first at 37% in the Democratic primary forecast, Boston Celtics owner Steve Pagliuca is second at 14%, Rep. Mike Capuano has 13%, and philanthropist Alan Khazei is | Read More »

    Red State Weekly Campaign Synopsis

    Senate Update Arkansas: Better polling news is evident for Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D), after several surveys suggested she was running even with virtually unknown Republican candidates. Lincoln usually simultaneously tries be liberal, moderate and conservative. The Benenson Strategy Group (10/5-7; 703 registered AR voters), polling for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, shows Lincoln leading state Sen. Gilbert Baker (R) 50-37%. Against state Sen. Kim Hendren | Read More »

    Red State Weekly Political Synopsis

    Senate Update Delaware: Republican At-Large Rep. Mike Castle announced that he will run for the state’s open US Senate seat. His likely opponent is Attorney General Beau Biden, the Vice-President’s son. The latest polling shows Castle leading by five points. Appointed Sen. Ted Kaufman (D) is not a candidate for the special election in November of 2010. The winner has the right to serve the | Read More »

    Red State Weekly Political Synopsis

    Senate Update Arkansas: New polls are bringing more bad news for vulnerable Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln. Rasmussen Reports (9/28; 500 likely AR registered voters) shows Lincoln trailing all of her prospective Republican opponents, despite the voting populace not being familiar with any of the GOP candidates. State Sen. Gilbert Baker (R-Conway) does the best, polling ahead of Lincoln 47-39%. Three other virtually unknown Republicans have | Read More »

    Red State Weekly Political Synopsis

    Senate Update Iowa: Rep. Bruce Braley’s (R-IA-1) name is again popping up as a potential challenger to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R), but don’t believe that he’ll run. Rasmussen Reports (9/22; 500 likely IA voters) just completed a poll that shows Grassley remaining as the state’s most popular elected official. Grassley enjoys a favorability ratio of 68:30%. He leads former state Rep. Bob Krause (D) 56-30% | Read More »

    Joe Wilson, National Congressman

    South Carolina’s Joe Wilson is becoming a national Congressman. Taking advantage of his national “15 minutes of fame”, Rep. Wilson is now positioned to at least partially fill a desperate void in the conservative movement — that of principled inside leader. The Republican landslide of 1994 did not happen over night. Years of work from many dedicated people in and outside of Congress, joined with | Read More »

    Red State Weekly Political Synopsis

    Promoted from the Diaries by Neil Stevens Senate Update Colorado: A new poll again confirms appointed Sen. Michael Bennet’s (D) political weakness. Rasmussen Reports (9/9; 500 CO registered voters) shows the liberal Bennet leading Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck (R) 43-37%, but trailing Aurora city Councilman Ryan Frazier (R) 40-39%. The campaign’s newest entrants, former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff (D) and ex-Lt. Governor | Read More »