State of the race: WI-07 (Sean Duffy).
If you want to know how bad things are for the Democrats in the Midwest right now, here’s one particular data point: the Duffy/Lassa matchup in WI-07. This was David Obey’s district for over forty years, before Sean Duffy scared him off: it’s a D+3 district, according to Cook; and Democratic candidate Julie Lassa is doing everything she can to disassociate herself from the national | Read More »
State of the Race: Sean Duffy, (R CAND, WI-07)
I was able to talk for a few minutes about the state of Sean’s race against David Obey over in WI-07: Obey is in one of those seats that usually looks untouchable, and pretty much is effectively untouchable, most years; but this isn’t one of those years. The man has a lot of explaining to do, both in terms of his political party and his | Read More »
I wonder if Charlie Cook is having that dream.
You know, the dream where you’re trying to warn somebody, but they can’t hear you, and they keep blithely going onward towards their doom: Talking with a conservative House Democrat from the South recently, I commented that it must be horrible to go home and get beaten about the head and shoulders by angry constituents. He added, “And then come back here and get beaten | Read More »
I cannot *believe* that I am going to say this about Maxine Waters.
Much as I hesitate to argue with my colleague Brian Faughnan on the Obey/Waters fracas… it is possible that she may not be at fault here. Obey’s been showing more and more of a temper over the last few years. There was the yelling match that he got into with antiwar protesters in 2007: See also here. I don’t know if this is going to | Read More »