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Say What? Mississippi Senate

January 31, 2007 · 12:02 AM EST

From a January 29, 2007 Roll Call story on Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and his looming decision on whether to seek reelection:

“Thad Cochran has a long history of putting Washington before Mississippi,” according to DSCC spokesperson Dierdre Murphy, “and it is going to hurt his Senate re-election bid…

Say What? Tom Vilsack

January 30, 2007 · 10:52 AM EST

[Say What? is a new semi-regular feature on RothenbergPoliticalReport.com]

Stuart Rothenberg

From a January 29, 2007 Tom Vilsack for President press release, reporting that the Democratic Presidential hopeful raised “more than $1.1 million in last 7 weeks of 2006.”

“Tom Vilsack proved…that he’ll…

Say What? Minnesota Senate

January 30, 2007 · 12:05 AM EST

[A new, semi-regular feature on RothenbergPoliticalReport.com]

Stuart Rothenberg

Okay, I know that I shouldn’t do this, but I’m going to do it anyway. We’re starting a semi-regular feature in which we identify really, really silly comments that we read or hear. I know that I’m not single-handedly…

For Democrats, Bergen County Spells Success

by Stuart Rothenberg January 28, 2007 · 11:02 PM EST

For Republicans, New Jersey, once a GOP-leaning, anti-tax state, stands as a stark reminder of how things have changed, particularly in the Northeast. But the better example — and warning of things to come — is Bergen County, a suburban bedroom community that has moved away from its Republican…

It’s Time for Bush, Democrats to Do Immigration

by Nathan L. Gonzales January 24, 2007 · 11:02 PM EST

House Democrats got off to a good start this month when they immediately addressed ethics, the minimum wage, the recommendations of the 9/11 commission and the cost of prescription drugs.

Those are legislative items with considerable national appeal, and while the House bills could bog down in…

Dog Bites Man. Sun Rises Again. Bush’s Numbers Still Stink.

January 24, 2007 · 12:10 AM EST

A new Newsweek poll says George W. Bush is unpopular. Very unpopular. The new Washington Post and ABC News survey says that George W. Bush is really, really unpopular. An even newer NBC and the Wall Street Journal poll says that the President is, well, truly, really, very unpopular. And not to be…

Dog Bites Man. Sun Rises Again. Bush’s Numbers Still Stink.

January 24, 2007 · 12:10 AM EST
By Stuart Rothenberg

A new Newsweek poll says George W. Bush is unpopular. Very unpopular. The new Washington Post and ABC News survey says that George W. Bush is really, really unpopular. An even newer NBC and the Wall Street Journal poll says that the President is, well, truly, really, very…

Why Georgia May Not Be on Democrats’ Minds

by Stuart Rothenberg January 21, 2007 · 11:02 PM EST

A couple of days after the midterm elections, I checked out the Senate class of 2008 and noticed that Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) is on the list. I wondered, could Democrats, who held both of Georgia’s Senate seats and the state’s governorship as recently as 1990, knock off Chambliss?

The wise…

Is Rudy Likely to Be a Favorite or a Flop?

by Stuart Rothenberg January 17, 2007 · 11:02 PM EST

The battle lines of the great schism are starting to harden. No, it’s not the division between supporters and opponents of legal abortion, or between Catholicism and Protestantism. It isn’t even the Yankees and the Red Sox.

Today’s deepest division is between those political observers who…

Jim Gilmore for President? It’s Not an Easy Sell

January 15, 2007 · 12:05 AM EST

Article II of the Constitution says that the President of the United States must be a “natural born Citizen” who is at least 35 years old. So far, so good for former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore (R), who announced this week that he is forming an exploratory committee for a possible 2008…