Jesse Jackson Jr., outed as ‘senate candidate #5′
ABC News reports Chicago Democrat Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., is the anonymous “Senate Candidate #5″ whose emissaries Governor Blagojevich reportedly claimed offered up to a million dollars to name him to the U.S. Senate: According to the FBI affidavit in the case, Blagojevich “stated he might be able to cut a deal with Senate Candidate 5 that provided ROD BLAGOJEVICH” with something “tangible up front.” | Read More »
Blagojevich Arrest Disrupts Appointment to Obama’s Seat
Just in case you haven’t heard Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (DEMOCRAT) was arrested this morning on a host of charges which includes shopping President-Elect Obama’s Senate Seat to the highest bidder. One would think that common sense deems that a man arrested for shopping a Senate seat would not get to name a person to that Senate seat. However, it appears that Governor Blagojevich will still make | Read More »
Fran Drescher For US Senate
Hey, why not, at least she really is a New Yorker, accent and all. New York Magazine tells us Fran Drescher wants Hillary’s seat; http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/52766/ She has more life experience than Caroline Kennedy and she certainly knows how to get down with the folks because she is one of them. Plus, Drescher has had to actually work for a living and earn her position | Read More »
In Support of Jeb Bush for the United States Senate
On Friday, when we first gave voice to the idea of Jeb Bush for United States Senate, a number of readers and others opined against the idea. The general refrain was “We’re tired of Bushes.” There were some additional “amnesty” and “offshore drilling” chants thrown in, as well. Let’s address these. “We’re Tired of Bushes.” It is a rather noxious notion in a democracy that | Read More »
Caroline Kennedy is Interested in Hilary’s Senate Seat
Caroline Kennedy’s cousin has reported that Caroline is interested in being appointed to Hilary Clinton’s Senate Seat, which will have to be vacated before she can assume duties as Secretary of State in the incoming Obama administration. Kennedy is being pushed as someone who would work hard on education issues in the U.S. Senate. My two cents: The only work that should be done in | Read More »
Another Missing Senator for New York?
New Yorkers are an abused and neglected lot. Of all the states, we alone have only one working United States Senator. Since Hillary Rodham Clinton decided to set her eyes on being the Senator from New York — and then used that seat solely to advance her own political aspirations — we haven’t had a full-time Senator in something over two years now. Even now, | Read More »
BREAKING NEWS: Obama’s Judges Will Be Far, Far Left
This in from Roll Call: Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) is giving up his longtime perch on the Judiciary Committee, Democratic aides said today. That Kennedy no longer feels the need to vet and ensure the leftism of judicial appointees is a bad, bad sign for Doug Kmiec. He is not giving up his committee chairmanship on Education, just this one. It may be because of | Read More »
MN: Coleman Wins Re-Count
With 98% of ballots re-counted in MN Coleman leads by 316 ballots and only Wright County is left to count its ballots (Coleman won this county big) The Coleman camp challenged 3,241 to 3,085 for Frankin It does seem however Frankin is intent on taking this all way to US Senate and if this happens then any sense of Republicans working with Reid should go | Read More »
Remember “Senator Anonymous”?
Mark Kilmer wrote about him here. Mark noted: Unnamed Senator talks to Roger Simon of Politico.com: “I don’t think we have learned much from the election in terms of what people want to see,” he says. “We have the same gridlock.”By the “same gridlock,” he means that party hard-liners, both Democrats and Republicans, will remain in control of the machinery of Congress. And that means | Read More »
Jeb Bush to Run for Senate!!!
OK, so technically, he’s only “Considering” a Senate run, as you can see here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1208/16155.html But there is no way in hell he would ever say he was “considering” a run a mere few hours after Martinez announced he wasn’t seeking re-election if he weren’t virtually 100% certain he was going to run. I’m guessing this was planned. I know he’s gotten some flack around | Read More »
FL 2010 Senate News (Martinez Not Running)
Breaking News Mel Martinez (R) who is up for re-election in 2010 announced he is not running for re-election. I hope the GOP can avoid a bitter primary. Congressman Alan Boyd (D) announced interest in race.
Today is a great day
What a great day. One of the chief rino’s, Mel Martinez, announced he is retiring from the Senate. Goodbye Mel you were never a republican anyway Mr. amnesty for illegals. With this great news Floridians have reason to hope for a positive outcome as we have some strong conservatives who could run for the seat. Jeb’s name has to be mentioned, he was the best | Read More »
Palin’s Path Is Not Through Senate
The drive-by media is at it again – Politico, in this instance, fanning the embers of resentment between Governor Sarah Palin and Senator Lisa Murkowski, both of Alaska, and hoping to start a fire. Since Sarah defeated Frank Murkowski, the senator’s father, on her way to the governor’s mansion, there has been some bad blood between Palin and the Murkowski family. When asked in an | Read More »
Majority Strategies/NextWave Communications: Time to Pack It In
This post has been updated. Please go here for the update and correction. ————————– Sigh. I hate writing these posts. But it is necessary. Patrick Ruffini and I have both written about the need to purge the party of the “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch your back” consultant regime that gets us into so many problems. Truth be told, I wrote this post on | Read More »
Sarah Barnstorms Georgia for Saxby (Updated)
Sarah Palin is on a barnstorming tour of the state of Georgia today, campaigning for fellow Republican Saxby Chambliss. The incumbant senator faces a runoff election tomorrow against challenger Jim Martin, a Democrat. With votes still being recounted in the Minnesota senate contest between Al Franken and Norm Coleman, the outcome of Tuesday’s Georgia runoff could determine the size of the Democrats’ majority in the | Read More »