08 Apr 2010

40 Days Until Sestak-Specter and Halter-Lincoln

{First, a cheap plug for my blog Senate Guru.} 40 days from today – on May 18 – we will see two HUGE primaries for U.S. Senate.  Even though these races aren’t in North Carolina, they impact Democrats across the country and, well, the entire country as a whole. In

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21 Mar 2010

Fundraising Quarter Ends in Ten Days!

{First, a quick plug for my blog Senate Guru.} As we await the historic vote on health care reform, it’s important to remember that we’re just ten days away from the end of the first fundraising quarter of 2010.  The fundraising totals reported in this quarter will be pivotal to

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12 Jun 2009

Social Networking with the 2009 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates

{First, a cheap plug for my blog Senate Guru.} While 2010 will be chock-full of exciting races at all levels of government.  In 2009, though, there will be two marquee races across the country: the gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey.  Republicans are favored in both races, but both

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02 Jun 2009

Could Mitch McConnell Be Blackmailed Into Filibustering Sotomayor Confirmation?

{First, a cheap plug for my blog Senate Guru.} I typically don’t enjoy trafficking in conspiracy theories, but this one just makes too much sense.  Are conservative activists going to blackmail Senate Republican “Leader” Mitch McConnell into filibustering the confirmation to the Supreme Court of Judge Sonia Sotomayor?  A whole

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11 May 2009

PA-Sen: Netroots Overwhelmingly Support a Draft Sestak Effort

{First, a cheap plug for my blog Senate Guru.} As many of you know, over the last five days, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, in partnership with a number of progressive organizations and blogs including Senate Guru, asked those in the netroots, “Should a Draft Sestak movement be created to

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07 May 2009

PA-Sen: A Draft Sestak Effort?

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, working with a number of progressive organizations and blogs including Senate Guru, has put out a poll to gauge netroots interest – in North Carolina and all across the country – in supporting an effort to draft Congressman Joe Sestak to challenge recently-Republican Arlen Specter

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29 Apr 2009

Arlen Specter’s Impact on Al Franken

{First, a cheap plug for my blog Senate Guru.} Before Arlen Specter’s Party switch announcement yesterday, the Senate’s Democratic caucus stood at 58 members.  Senator-elect Al Franken represented Democrats’ 59th vote toward cloture, still short of reliably ending Republican filibusters.  But now, with Specter joining the Democratic caucus, Senator-elect Franken

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