Posts Tagged ‘senate’

Al Greene

19Jul10

Alvin Greene is the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in South Carolina, so a speech is called for! Democrats have given up hope of replacing Greene on the ballot. Several different investigations have failed to turn up any evidence to suggest that Greene’s primary victory over Vic Rawl — who actually campaigned for the job […]


Juiced Campaign

26Jun10

WWE honcho Linda McMahon is introducing herself to Connecticut voters with a new ad that puts the “soap opera” of wrestling front and center. The ad marks McMahon’s most direct mention of her tenure at WWE, which she co-founded with her husband, Vince, and in which she played an integral role for three decades until […]


Toys for Pols

18May10

When Chris Dodd announced he wouldn’t seek another term in the Senate, Democrats were relieved. Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a popular Democrat, was expected to cruise into the seat, while Dodd’s reelection chances had looked shaky. Now, things aren’t quite so rosy for the bad guys. “We have learned something important since the days […]


Not Out

16Apr10

Florida Governor Charlie Crist is in trouble in the primary race against Marco Rubio. Will he leave the party and run for senate as an independent? In a new response to the question, he doesn’t say no.


Minor Bumps

25Mar10

A new poll from CBS should provide some encouragement to Republicans in the senate working to alter and complicate passage of the health care reconciliation bill. The poll finds that 62 percent want Congressional Republicans to keep challenging the bill, while 33 percent say they should not do so. Nearly nine in ten Republicans and […]


Screw Comity

03Feb10

The swearing in of Scott Brown has been moved to tomorrow. Massachusetts Senator-elect Scott Brown will be sworn in Thursday, according to Jim Manley, the spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. With state officials now moving quickly to get the paperwork done, Scott is pushing to be sworn in midday tomorrow by some […]


The primary was held yesterday in Illinois, and the Democrats made a great choice for a candidate to run for President Obama’s old senate seat. Alexi Giannoulias, a one-term state treasurer, became the Democratic nominee by holding off David Hoffman, a former Chicago City Hall corruption watchdog, and Cheryle Jackson, head of the Chicago Urban […]


Frayed Nerves

19Jan10

You can’t blame folks at Coakley headquarters for being a bit nervous when they encounter reporters. Things are also tense at the Boston Globe, which declared Martha Coakley a winner today in an online election map – based on the returns they had in so far! There’s only one problem, guys – the polls are […]


Brown Can Do

18Jan10

There’s lots of good news for Scott Brown today. Perhaps the best is from Dave Paleologos, the pollster from Suffolk University, who has bell weather towns he uses to judge which way an election is heading. This morning on MSNBC’s  Morning Joe show, as Chris Matthews reported his conversation with Suffolk University pollster David Paleologos that […]


Make My Day

07Sep09

It’s a sad day for the politics of Massachusetts, and the nation. Joe Kennedy has announced that after much consideration, he won’t be running for the U.S. Senate. Former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, the eldest son of Robert F. Kennedy, announced Monday he would not run for the U.S. Senate seat held for nearly […]


Royal Pain

01Jan09

Being an American Royal can be tougher than being a British Monarch. At least over there, there’s a job description – history provides a set of expectations. Here, as always, things are more vague. One has to carve one’s own path. Caroline Kennedy’s latest trip under the spotlight as a Senate hopeful didn’t get much […]


Does anyone remember affirmative action? Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn said Burris’ race should have nothing to do with lawmakers’ opposition to Burris taking Obama’s seat. He said Burris, whom he respects, made “a mistake” by accepting Blagojevich’s offer. Democrats in Illinois seem to be forgetting the principle that blacks should be pushed into positions of […]


Rich Girl

23Dec08

What do you want from her? If she were applying to be, say, an undersecretary of education in Barack Obama’s new administration, Caroline Kennedy would have to fill out a 63-item confidential questionnaire disclosing potentially embarrassing text messages and diary entries, the immigration status of her household staff, even copies of every résumé she used […]


Caroline’s going to do it. She’ll take the job. Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of an American political dynasty, has decided to pursue the United States Senate seat being vacated by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, a person told of her decision said on Monday. Her brother John would surely have grabbed the seat […]


Wondering

05Dec08

Oprah’s wondering why Sarah has no interest. Perhaps Sarah was just too busy for Opray. Her star is rising after getting credit from Saxby Chambliss for playing a big role in his crucial run-off election victory over Democrat Jim Martin. Palin made a four-city campaign tour for Chambliss in Georgia the day before the election, […]


Election officials, engaged in a recount, must consider voter intent on many ballots in the Al Franken/Norm Coleman race. Most are pretty obvious, many are funny. But I think the laws are written wrong – if it were up to me, the test would be, “if there are reasonable grounds for confusion, throw the ballot […]