On the Wisconsin Senate Race

    Browsing around Redstate over the past few weeks, I have noticed what seems to be an uptick in interest for the Wisconsin Senate race. With Bayh’s departure in Indiana creating by most counts an eighth pickup opportunity for the GOP in the Senate, many of us have started to seek the next opportunity hoping that Senate control can be in play after all. As we | Read More »

    2010 SEN +4 to +8 R at this point…

    …and that +4 is me being nice and assuming that the Democrats will take two of the open R seats (they won’t) and keep two of Cook’s Democrat Tossup seats (they won’t do that, either). One of each sounds more likely, making the final total at least +6… and if we run the table at +8 it’s a 51/49 Senate. By the way: that’s not | Read More »

    DOOMWatch: Feingold trails Thompson

    At least according toRasmussenFor those of you who are too lazy to click the link, he’s up 47-43 on Feingold. I know that the good folks over there have been fairly generous to our side this cycle, mostly because of the likely voter models they have in place. They’ve been spot on so far, but the electorate can always change between now and election day. | Read More »

    I Don’t Want To Gloat… [Updated...Again]

    But before I do, I must first acknowledge the excellent work done by Swamp Yankee on this race. Make sure you stop by his Victory thread and give him his props. He deserves it. [Update] Apparently I didn’t check that picture well enough, it was accurate, though oddly placed. This is why we don’t trust Wikipedia people. Click for larger image. h/t fotophun To make | Read More »

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    DOOM in VA

    Is it time to declare DOOM for Virginia senatorial incumbents?

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    NEXT.

    This message goes out to every vulnerable Democratic Congressman representing a Republican or even centrist district – and after tonight, who among you is not vulnerable? It is a simple message: we can do this the easy way, or we can do it the hard way. The easy way is, you suddenly decide that you have a burning desire to spend more time with your | Read More »

    Voters: “…And The Horse You Rode In On”

    It’s only the Grace of God that this thing got to happen at all. The Democrats had 60 votes, and a manifest willingness to ignore the clear will of the people. Many slipped deadlines (Summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas, SOTU…) notwithstanding, there really wasn’t any reason to think they would not get what they wanted before ballot-casting voters had a chance to say anything about it. ‘Man | Read More »

    The pre-penned outrage of the Coakley campaign.

    Important tactical tip for would-be accusers of election fraud: when you send out your press release, proof-read it first.  It helps one avoid elementary errors, such as making it obvious that you had prepared your accusation before the polls even opened, let alone closed*. “Reports that the Coakley campaign is making reckless accusations regarding the integrity of today’s election is a reminder that they are | Read More »

    Today is the day.

    The polls are open in Massachusetts, and the usual reports of heavy early turnout have begun.  What men and women can do, we have done: it is now in the voters’ hands.  All that’s left is to ensure that today’s is a clean fight and a fair fight. Scott Brown for Senate. Legal Insurrection will be live-blogging throughout the day. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe | Read More »

    Calibration check on Brown/Coakley.

    You’re at the MLK Day Breakfast in Boston and the two candidates for Senate are talking. One candidate uses the opportunity to make a stump speech. The other candidate – who did not – later criticizes the first one as being ‘inappropriate.’ One candidate ‘received polite, seated applause’ but enjoyed a ‘tepid reception at a stronghold of Democratic politics.’ The other is ‘received warmly, shaking | Read More »

    Marcia, Marcia, Marcia…

    (Via @CalebHowe) What did you do in a previous lifetime to deserve this, AG Coakley?  Drive a bus full of kittens and baby harp seals off a cliff? …then you know we have a lot of digging to do, but some work needs to be done and this president’s in the process of doing it and we need to get Marcia Coakley to help him | Read More »

    Obama on Brown… and Lane on Obama.

    Obama, on Brown: “Forget the truck. Anybody can buy a truck.” Lane, on Obama: “But not everybody can fill a hall.” Exhibit A here, and Exhibit B below. Moe Lane Crossposted to RedState.

    Scott Brown Goes To 11

    Too good to check: Jim Geraghty hears that Scott Brown’s campaign has internal polls showing him up 11 points: I’m getting the sense that the folks hearing this are almost a little incredulous, but it seems every demographic and key group is breaking to Brown in the past day or two. Geraghty also notes conflicting reports that Martha Coakley‘s internal polls show her either even | Read More »

    Scott Brown Goes To 11

    Too good to check: Jim Geraghty hears that Scott Brown’s campaign has internal polls showing him up 11 points: I’m getting the sense that the folks hearing this are almost a little incredulous, but it seems every demographic and key group is breaking to Brown in the past day or two. Geraghty also notes conflicting reports that Martha Coakley‘s internal polls show her either even | Read More »

    Quote of the Day, Quote of the Year edition.

    Pour yourself a glass of something nice before you read this: it deserves it. “Obama is radioactive in polls,” said one senior Dem operative who has seen the campaign’s internal numbers. “Every time they dropped his name in a poll, it was awful. So you just can’t take those kinds of chances.” We actually got the d*mned horse to sing. Moe Lane PS: Scott Brown | Read More »