Congrats Senator Cornyn, Now Be Careful Who You Pick

    Dear Senator Cornyn, Congratulations. You are now de facto NRSC Chairman. I trust you will do a competent job. I’m very concerned though, sir. Members of the House and Senate, when they get in leadership positions, sometimes surround themselves with people who want to be there for the resume line, not the cause. Your cause, sir, is to pick up seats in 2010. That will | Read More »

    Alaska is Doomed…or maybe not

    I did some number crunching last night on the Alaska Senate race looking at where the remaining absentee ballots are vs the votes in the respective Alaska State House Districts and discovered much to my surprise that based on where the remaining 25,000 absentee ballots are located, there are more R leaning Districts than D. There are 5 ‘regions’ in the state and of those | Read More »

    Norm Coleman Drops Out of NRSC Race

    Roll Call reports that Norm Coleman has informed John Cornyn that he is no longer a candidate to head the National Republican Senate Committee in the next Congress: Sen. Norm Coleman (Minn.) called Sen. John Cornyn (Texas) Thursday afternoon and told him he was dropping out of the race for National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman to focus on the recount in his 206-vote win over | Read More »

    Saxby Chambliss, Jim Martin, and Obama’s Minion Horde

    You’d think Obama might not want a filibuster proof Senate, so they still have an effective foil to blame in the GOP. But it’s looking more and more like Saxby’s could be the sixtieth seat and Obama is sending his minion horde to Georgia: “Obama’s former campaign workers are now assisting Martin in his 25 offices across the state, Martin said. Those ground troops, he | Read More »

    McCain – “I Can’t Wait to Introduce Her to Washington!” – Maybe He Will

    If the cards fall into place and she accepts a Senate position. John McCain would still get the opportunity to introduce her to Washington, and therefore, the two of them would still get a chance to “clean up Washington and put Government back on the side of the People”. Very interesting possibility. Just picture McCain introducing her: “Ladies and Gentlemen, I introduce you to your | Read More »

    Chuck Devore’s Mission

    CHECK OUT www.chuckdevore.com Late last week, I interviewed Chuck Devore, a California Assemblyman representing Orange County. Mr. Devore intends to challenge Barbara Boxer in 2010 for the United States Senate. He is an interesting candidate and a compelling choice for Republicans to embrace early. Devore represents the Republican bastion of Orange County that, demographically, is slowly turning from red to blue. Despite the demographic change, | Read More »

    Stealing Minnesota?

    “All the irregularities are benefiting Franken against statistical probability. ” Minnesota has become this year’s Florida, but it is only at the Senate level. Let me lay out the facts for you. When all the votes were counted on election day, Norm Coleman had won by about 800 votes. After canvassing all the votes, the number dropped pretty significantly to a 200 vote lead. The | Read More »

    Chambliss bringing in big guns to fight Martin and Obama

    Fox5 Atlanta is reporting this morning that the Chambliss campaign is bringing in (drumroll)……John McCain (release that sigh!) to campaign in Cobb County for Chambliss. The Chambliss camp is characterizing the runoff here as “the first race in the 2010 election.” I might add it’s also the first test in the 2012 Presidential election (for the GOP). So, McCain is all well and good (seeing | Read More »

    Help Chambliss

    Despite having run a bad campaign, underestimating the enemy, surrounding himself with inept campaign staff and raising no money and having no fund raising list to raise money from, Senator Chambliss is still in the game, with a good shot at retaining his Senate seat.. But the wall of money about to descend on GA is going to be unbelievable. Jim Martin, [Edited Out by | Read More »

    US Senate (GOP Prevents 60 For Now But 2010 Looks Like A Disaster)

    We need some threads on focusing on where the party goes from here and how we can start planning on working our way back into majority or chipping our minority status up some I very much fear the US Senate Races in 2010 already points to us being on defense and in some cases you have to wonder if some Republican Senators are going to | Read More »

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    Darn — Smith Concedes in Oregon

    Gordon Smith conceded to his Democrat challenger Jeff Merkley early this morning. Approximately 40,000 votes remain to be counted (Oregon is vote-by-mail). Smith trailed through most counts on Tuesday, but caught and narrowly passed Merkley late Tuesday night. Vote counts from Multnomah (Portland) and Lane (Eugene) counties then put Merkley over the top. That leaves the current Senate count 57-D (counting Lieberman and Sanders) to | Read More »

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    Harry Reid Plays it Smart

    Harry Reid has met with Senator Joe Lieberman to discuss Lieberman’s place in the Democratic conference. And instead of stripping him of his committee chairmanship, the two are expected to talk again: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) declined to strip Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.) of his Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee chairmanship Thursday afternoon, but after the two met behind closed doors, Lieberman’s | Read More »

    2010 Mid-terms

    Work should begin immediately on the 2010 mid-term elections. A lot will depend on the perceived success/failure of Obama’s administration, but there are a few things that should start now. Start RecruitingBlanche Lincoln (Arkansas) is a fairly conservative Democrat, but she is a Democrat. Let’s hope Huckabee could be talked into running. Although California is tough for the Republicans, Barbara Boxer has to be stopped. | Read More »

    A Note to the GOP Senators- Some Backbone Please

    It CAN be done. Just ask Bob! It looks as if the new Congress will have 44 or 45 Republican senators. I understand the temptation they might have to cry in their beer over the election results. But the people have spoken, and it’s time to move on. The GOP Senate minority has the strength it needs to mount an effective opposition. If they need | Read More »

    Rally for Gordon Smith

    People are too reflective. The only thing we have left right now is the Filibuster and there is still one Republican Senate seat we can save. I have not talked too much about ACORN and voter fraud because I did not think it made the difference in the McCain race (although it could have in Indiana, North Carolina and Virginia). But it could definitely be | Read More »

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