My old colleague Greg Giroux of Congressional Quarterly notes the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spent $1.2 million to help out Arlen Specter and $193,000 to help out Cal Cunningham, who lost the North Carolina primary. They also spent $242,000 to help Blanche Lincoln, …
North Carolinians to Democratic Senate Candidates: Who Are You Again?
In North Carolina, the thrill is gone:
Both Elaine Marshall and Cal Cunningham have lost name recognition during their run-off campaign for the Democratic Senate nomination. Compared to a poll taken just one week following the primary election, both Marshall …
Democrats Just Weren't That Into Their Primaries Yesterday
There are certain states where I’m not surprised that Democratic turnout is lower than Republican turnout; in Indiana, there was a competitive GOP Senate primary and none on the Democratic side. But even with that in mind, the turnout …
I Guess Cal Cunningham's Work Is Done
Catching a bit of North Carolina television, Scott Lincicome notices Democrat Cal Cunningham pledging to “fight a war” against “unfair trade deals with China.”
Cunningham hopes to be the Democratic nominee against Sen. Richard Burr.
There’s one …
Today's Decisions in Utah and North Carolina
Elsewhere on primary/runoff day . . .
For all intents and purposes, Utah Republicans pick their state’s next senator today, between Mike Lee and Tim Bridgewater; polling indicates a Bridgewater lead. The winner takes on Democrat Sam Granato and his $23,388 cash-on-hand.
Some Chilly Poll Numbers in North Carolina Generate a Burr
A little while back, after I noted that Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, had “meh” approval ratings but seemed to lead healthily in any head-to-head matchups with Democrats, a reader in Raleigh wrote in:
Regarding your comment about Richard …
Better a Burr in the Saddle Than Under It
Tomorrow is primary day in North Carolina, and as in Ohio, most of the drama is on the Democratic side. GOP senator Richard Burr represents a weird case of an incumbent with genuinely “meh” approval ratings who looks pretty safe …