PROSECUTORS: Jesse Jackson Jr. knew of Senate seat offer.
Hoo, boy. A supporter of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. told the Democratic congressman in 2008 that he would raise $1 million in return for then- Gov. Rod Blagojevich naming Jackson to the U.S. Senate, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. The allegation, made on a busy day at Blagojevich’s federal corruption trial, was the first time authorities publicly suggested Jackson was aware of efforts by | Read More »
Third-party Hail Marys and the Democratic party.
Very entertaining news from Stu Rothenberg: An unusual number of Democratic candidates running this cycle are basing their victory scenarios on the existence of Independent or third-party candidates in their races. Are their hopes reasonable or are they merely grasping at straws? They’re merely grasping at straws. To skip ahead a bit: …more often than not, Independents and third-party candidates see their support evaporate as | Read More »
Special election in WV?
The report is that West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin (D) will be pushing for having a 2010 special election for the late Senator Robert Byrd’s seat. In this he’s joined by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R), who shares with Manchin a desire for the job. Which is fine: neither politician is making a secret of it and they’d be the most likely candidates for 2012 | Read More »
Eric Holder protects would-be race genocidist.
My colleague haystack already went off on this King Samir Shabazz, but there’s no way that I let this pass without comment: Let me put this in some perspective for you, Attorney General Eric Holder. I happen to be the father of one of these white babies that this would-be race warrior advocates killing. Where I come from – which is to say, planet Earth | Read More »
Paul Kanjorski (D, PA-11) and the Golden Rule.
(Via Camp of the Saints) He’s kind of alarmed that people might do unto him as Kanjorski did unto others*. [Lou] Barletta said Kanjorski won’t hold town hall meetings because he is afraid of “nuts to hit me with a camera and ask stupid questions.” “Kanjorski is the one who paid a man with a camera $10,000 to follow me and my family around for | Read More »
Meet Kristi Noem (R CAND, SD-AL).
Kristi is challenging Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin for South Dakota’s at-large House seat, and we were able to finally speak with her briefly: Kristi’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Gallup whispers DOOM in 2010.
With less than four months to go before the fall elections, the greatest growth industry in the country right now is the tea importation business: everybody who has any interest in the November results is trying his or her hand at precognition. Gallup is no exception: This year’s low approval ratings for Congress are a potentially ominous sign for President Obama and the Democratic majority | Read More »
NY Dem Donors Discover Elementary Self-Respect.
(H/T: Instapundit) A fascinating bit of trivia for people out there: if you’re a Democrat, and you go keep telling a group of folks- in this case, Wall Street and other wealthy New York Democratic donors – that they’re unmitigated scum who need to be drained of every drop of their dirty money if they want to avoid being lynched by an angry Mob led | Read More »
Pollster hammers in some nails to the R2000 coffin.
Much as I’d like the dKos/R2000 dustup to be the metaphorical equivalent of this, Mark Blumenthal’s comments here suggest that Research 2000 is, well, toast. By far the most troubling part of [Research 2000 president Del] Ali’s response comes in these two sentences (left in their original form including typographical errors): Regardless though. to you so-called polling experts, each sub grouping, gender, race, party ID, | Read More »
Alexi Giannoulias (D), call your office.
I understand that the man is desperate to escape to Washington, DC – but the bills are piling up. And I am not being figurative in the slightest: Even by the standards of this deficit-ridden state, Illinois’s comptroller, Daniel W. Hynes, faces an ugly balance sheet. Precisely how ugly becomes clear when he beckons you into his office to examine his daily briefing memo. He | Read More »
Crazed Sex Poodle update.
This week was the calm before the storm: they’ve reopened the case, possibly because there may be DNA evidence on a pair of pants, and possibly because it looks bad when there’s even a suggestion that the rich and powerful can count on sexual assault allegations… going away. Meanwhile, via Instapundit, Politico is reporting that the story is going mainstream in the national media. Hillbuzz | Read More »
Battle of Gettysburg Memorial Open Thread.
Strictly speaking, neither the speech below – or Charles Loughton’s pitch-perfect recitation of it – are part of the battle itself; Abraham Lincoln made the Gettysburg address in November of 1863. I just don’t care, and I don’t think that anybody else will really care, either. Have a good weekend. Open thread.
Charlie Cook: DOOM.
He sets the scene thusly: Imagine sitting in Washington’s Verizon Center, listening blissfully to Carole King and James Taylor, thanks to a fast-thinking friend who managed to score four floor seats. For 50-somethings, it’s a nice place to be. Then, as the concert is winding down, four pages of poll tables of a just-released survey pop up in your BlackBerry. They are jaw-dropping numbers, not | Read More »
June BLS: Job recovery stalled out.
UNEXPECTEDLY! Total nonfarm payroll employment declined by 125,000 in June, and the unemployment rate edged down to 9.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The decline in payroll employment reflected a decrease (-225,000) in the number of temporary employees working on Census 2010. Private-sector payroll employment edged up by 83,000. Note, of course, that May’s job report was equally stalled-out; the 431,000 | Read More »
Meet Charles Lollar (R CAND, MD-05).
Charles was interviewed generally last year here at RedState: he’s now officially running to overturn Steny Hoyer in MD-05, and he’s pretty determined about it: Charles’ site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.