Monday, October 02, 2006
Another One Bites the Dust...and another one...and another one...
The latest proof that in '06 Republicans are in a free-fall came by way of the latest Senate seat to be updated in favor of Democrats.
CQ has updated Sen. Jim Talent's race against Democratic Auditor Claire McCaskill in Missouri from "Leans Republican" to "No Clear favorite".
Here is their reasoning:
Based on their rationale, it's only a matter of time until Virginia joins the rest of the swing states with a race that has "no clear favorite".
Had Missouri Republican Sen. Jim Talent been up for re-election in 2004, he might have won without major difficulty. Missouri, long regarded as one of the nation’s premier partisan swing states, has conservative tendencies that create a trend in favor of Republicans such as Talent — who narrowly unseated interim Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan in a 2002 special election — and President Bush, who won the state over Democrat John Kerry in 2004 by a 7 percentage-point margin.
But, in Missouri as across the nation, Talent is staging his second Senate bid in a political atmosphere that is far more difficult for Republican candidates. That factor, combined with the Democrats’ recruitment of a strong candidate in state Auditor Claire McCaskill, has put Talent’s seat at serious risk — and spurred CQPolitics.com to change its rating on the race to No Clear Favorite from Leans Republican.
Is Sen. George Felix Macawitz scared?
Well, he ain't dropping all that serious $$$ for two minutes of your time for nothing, now is he?!?
Allen plans to tell us all the wonderful things he did as our governor and senator, but Daily Press writes that not a peep from Allen about the war in Iraq.
In the meantime, "Webb has scheduled a conference call with reporters for 10 minutes after Allen's ad appears to issue a response. "
Why buy the cow when the milk is free, although Daily Press reports that a new Webb ad will start airing today.