Easy victories can be dangerous to the politicians who achieve them, a lesson that Hillary Rodham Clinton may be learning as she seeks her party’s Presidential nomination. Coasting to re-election last fall has done her as much harm as good—because until now, she was never forced to confront her own equivocal positioning on the war Read More
For reasons of varying comprehensibility, nearly all of the U.S. Senate’s Republican minority voted on Monday to block consideration of a resolution voicing opposition to President Bush’s troop build-up in Iraq.
Some did so out of solidarity over a procedural dispute with their partisan colleagues in the Senate—despite the fact that the resolution was authored Read More
The Democratic Senate leadership is going to be announced in a matter of minutes, and it’s likely to be another good day for Chuck Schumer. Schumer told me last week that he would “likely” accept Harry Reid’s request that he stay on as chair of the committee to elect Senate Democrats through 2008.
–Jason Read More
Continuing its tradition of always picking the statewide winner, New Jersey’s Bergen County sided with Robert Menendez over Tom Kean for the U.S. Senate. The result from New Jersey’s most populous county:
– Steve Kornacki Read More
Family problems have plagued KT McFarland’s campaign for months, so maybe it should come as no surprise that yet another family scandal has perhaps delivered the knockout blow to her weak campaign for U.S. Senate.
“This past Saturday, my 16-year-old daughter, Camilla, was caught shoplifting from two stores in Suffolk County, NY. She was Read More
Azi reports that KT McFarland is seeking another line to run on.
– Josh Benson
UPDATE: From an email from Mike Tracey, “petition coordinator” for the McFarland campaign:
Help Petition for KT!
Thank you for signing up to volunteer for KT McFarland’s campaign for US Senate! With your help, we are going Read More
After dropping out of the US Senate race Wednesday, William “The Revolution Is Coming” Brenner has endorsed KT McFarland, at least according to McFarland’s website.
But when we reached Brenner, he told us that the news of the endorsement was “not totally correct. I think that both John Spencer and KT McFarland Read More
So we’re back, and it doesn’t look as if we’ve missed too much. (Spitzer’s still ahead, right?)
All the action over the last few days, it seems, has been in New Jersey, where the government remains shut down by a staring contest over taxes between the governor and the assembly, a big-ticket U.S. Read More
RudyBlogger noticed (via this website) the following passage as part of a Rick Santorum bio on Rudy Giuliani’s campaign-y website.
Rick Santorum believes in a culture of life. He led the charge in the U.S. Senate to pass legislation to ban partial birth abortion, and also worked to pass the Born-Alive Read More
Westchester businessman Mark Greenstein’s campaign for U.S. Senate against Hillary Rodham Clinton died today much as it had lived–with few people noticing.
The 42-year old educational test-prep entrepreneur, who described himself as the “non-liberal challenger” for the Democratic nomination, launched his campaign a mere two-and-a-half months ago, on March 31. On that day, Read More