Mid-September Polls Are Not The Last Word On Senate Races
The perennial question about election polls is back again, if ever it left: how far can we trust them? Should we disregard all other evidence but what the current polling of individual Senate races tells us – which is, at this writing, that if the election was held today, Republicans would gain 6 seats in the Senate to hold a narrow 51-48 majority? As usual, | Read More »
MT-Sen: Things aren’t going well for Dem Nominee Amanda Curtis
The Montana Senate race has been perhaps the most interesting contest thus far in the 2014 Senate election cycle. Original nominee, and sitting interim Senator, John Walsh was busted for plagiarism on a 14 page (!) Master’s thesis*. Sensing that this might be a liability on the campaign trail, he was replaced with single term Montana State Representative Amanda Curtis. She’s already come under fire | Read More »
The New York Times rounds up the “usual suspects” in Mississippi.
The NY Times printed the “usual suspects” response to the McDaniel win in Mississippi, and it is worth examination to understand what is really going on in the Senate elections this year. Yes, I said the McDaniel WIN. What the leftists at the NY Times deny is that there is a conservative resurgence in this country. That resurgence, in order to gain the light of | Read More »
May 20th, Senate Primaries
Today, May 19th, we get to hear about how horrible these Tea Party “extremists” are. No, that was Karl Rove, and Mitch McConnell, not Harry Reid, oh, I mean it was also Harry Reid. Apparently, these boys play in the same circles. Tomorrow, voters get to decide. And Wednesday, we will get to read such stalwarts of knowledge as the New York Times as they | Read More »
Capsule View of 2014 Republican Senate Races
Here they are in alphabetical order, the 15 Republican Seats up for election in 2014. Alabama RED STATE WINNER Jeff Sessions has already wrapped up this seat. He is the incumbent. He has no primary opponent, and there’s no Democrat running against him. Georgia LEANING COMFORTABLY RED Saxby Chambliss retired. | Read More »
Only in Texas!
Oh no, they haven’t seceded from the union… yet. But, maybe they should. It seems they get it right when it comes to the founding principals of our nation. It seems they get it right when it comes to taxes and jobs, and protecting the middle class. It seems they get it right when they choose a political direction too. All of this while the | Read More »
North Carolina Primary May 6th. Today!!!
Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 6th, 2014, North Carolina will select the next US Senator from their state. I say this with the confidence that whomever wins the Republican primary will be the candidate who will win in the general election against the incumbent Kay Hagen, the Democrat. It seems that all one has to mention in this red state is the fact that a candidate | Read More »
Is it DOOM for Democrats in North Carolina?
Yes, if the turnout for early voting in NC’s May 6 primary is any indication. The top-of-the-ticket primary race in the Tar Heel state this year is the US Senate race. Incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan is facing only token primary opposition. On the Republican side, eight – count ‘em, eight – candidates are slugging it out to take on Hagan. The last time North Carolina | Read More »
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Cotton’s not gaining on Pryor, Why?
This is one of the most important Senate races in 2014. Mark Pryor, the leader of the “we voted for it, but we didn’t really like it,” group of panicked Democratic Senate candidates running from ObamaCare is worried. This race is one where the Red State Strategy demands a victory. Returning Pryor as Arkansas’ lone Democrat senator could mean that the Republicans would not take | Read More »
The 2014 Senate: State of the Races, Part 6
Opening caveat: With respect to the Tim Scott race in South Carolina, it is clear that the race card often enters these races (example: the whisper campaign against McCain in 2000; negative Democratic comments against Haley now). Tim Scott is clearly set for reelection, but the GOP needs to be wary of that race card being played. Democrats will stoop to nothing. In North Carolina, | Read More »
The 2014 Senate: The Races Thus Far, Part 5
Due to the large number of states with senatorial elections in the South in 2014, this region is being split into two parts to do the current state of the races justice. This is the largest growing region of the United States. Thus, the political clout is moving south and west. For example, Texas gained four seats in the House in 2001 while Florida gained | Read More »
The Senate 2014- State of the Races, Part 2
Today’s entry focuses on the four races in the mountain states out west- Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. In these races, there are two Republican and two Democratic incumbents with one Democrat- Max Baucus in Montana- announcing his retirement at the end of this term. First, the fairly easy races. In Idaho, Republican Jim Risch will easily be reelected. There is a dirth of information | Read More »
The Senate 2014- State of the Races, Part 1
The Senate elections in 2014 present yet another unique opportunity for the GOP to gain control of that body in Congress. Of the 33 races, 19 seats are held by Democrats with six of those Senators announcing their retirement. Of the 14 Republican seats up for reelection, only two incumbents (and possibly a third) have announced their reirement, but both are in fairly reliable red | Read More »
The Senate 2014: Another Opportunity (Yet Again)
For the third consecutive cycle, Republicans will have the opportunity to gain control of the Senate in 2014. Assuming midterm trends hold true, they should also retain the House. In what can best described as a disappointing year for the GOP, performances in the House were the one small bright spot. The losses were in states where it was anticipated- mainly, California, Illinois and New | Read More »
The Capito Candidacy: Here We Go Again?
As many here may be aware, the Republican Party is again poised to take over the US Senate in 2016. We’ve been down this road before in 2010 and just recently this year. In 2014, of the 33 seats up for reelection, twenty of them belong to the Democrats. In looking at the 13 Republican seats to be defended, it would appear that possibly only | Read More »