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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Whole Lot Going On

Posted by DavidNYC

Due to our downtime this morning, we've been getting scooped on a whole bunch of important stories regarding the 2006 midterm elections. So, better late than never, we'll give you the executive summary:

• Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords, independent, will be retiring. I'm sorry to see him go - he's a latter-day hero for standing up to the GOP. Interestingly, another independent, Rep. Bernie Sanders, might replace him. Hopefully the Dems won't be dumb enough to run against Sanders and split the vote to the GOP's benefit. (David Sirota has a lot more on Sanders.)

Despite a poll which showed a Republican challenger "just" ten points back, it seems like the GOP might give Robert Byrd a free pass in 2006. The story comes from Bob "No Facts" Novak, so the usual salty caveats apply.

• A new Q-Poll on the PA senate race shows Casey widening his hypothetical lead over Santorum, from 46-41 to 49-35. That seems like too huge a jump to me, making me wonder if there isn't some extraneous noise. Then again, the GOP's taken quite a beating the past couple of months. Unfortunately, this poll does not include Chuck Pennacchio - grrr. I sent an e-mail to Quinnipiac asking them why, but haven't heard back yet.

Posted at 02:51 PM in 2006 Elections | Technorati