The Post-Akin GOP Outlook for the Senate . . . Doesn’t Look That Bad!
Argh. What are the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and grassroots Republicans and conservatives, supposed to do, now that Todd Akin has exponentially complicated the effort to defeat Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri, and win the three (or four, if Romney …
Obama Falling in Connecticut, but GOP Not Capitalizing Yet
In Quinnipiac’s Connecticut survey, the good news for Republicans is that the news for Obama is bad. The bad news for Republicans is that the news for Democrats is good.
Connecticut voters are divided 48 – 48 percent on President Barack …
Connecticut Democrats, Eager to Take on Joe-Mentum
I find it interesting that Connecticut Democrats are preparing for a Linda McMahon bid in 2012 . . .
An internal poll conducted for the nascent campaign of former Conn. Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz (D) shows her narrowly ahead in Democratic primary matchups …
Linda McMahon’s Softer Side
Linda McMahon’s campaign isn’t just attack ads. She goes for a deep emotional connection in this one-minute ad.
Democrat Richard Blumenthal is hanging on to his lead because of a strong lead among women. If McMahon can chip …
The DSCC Is Spending Nearly $2 Million in Connecticut?
Wow. A Republican close to the NRSC sends along this word:
The DSCC has for months now insisted that the Connecticut Senate contest is firmly within the Democratic column. And for a time the polling validated that rhetoric. The problem …
I Wonder What John Kerry and Jim Webb Think of All This
One of my readers watches this Linda McMahon ad and declares, “pile-driver.”
I’m waiting for the metaphorical folding-chair-over-the-head, myself.
The 2003 footage is new.
BOOM: Quinnipiac Shows McMahon Cutting Blumenthal’s Lead to Three
If you’re pulling for a Republican Senate majority, you have to love the McMahon campaign’s momentum. It’s like watching the tortoise and the hare.
Propelled by Connecticut likely voters who say they are “angry” …
Doesn’t Chris Coons’ Lead Seem a Little . . . Small?
A reader writes in:
Sir, I hope you will mention that O’Donnell is down sixteen points down in the latest PPP poll. Hot Air seems to be blacking out this detail. You have been a stand-up guy on this …
Linda McMahon Attacks ‘The Perfect Job-Killing Storm’
Out: Pickup trucks in campaign ads.
In: Lunch boxes in campaign ads.
It’s simple, but I can easily see this ad working for the GOP’s Linda McMahon:
Quinnipiac should have a new Connecticut Senate poll out tomorrow; McMahon …
‘Veterans for McMahon’ Goes After Blumenthal For Vietnam Statements
Linda McMahon, GOP candidate for Senate in Connecticut, is hitting Democrat rival Richard Blumenthal for repeatedly insinuating he served in Vietnam, often through fairly blatantly untrue phrasing like, “When I returned from Vietnam.”
The group is Veterans for McMahon, and …
Could Connecticut See a Competitive Senate Race?
Connecticut’s Senate race is one that wasn’t expected to be competitive for Republicans; this is a pretty deep-blue state. And yet Quinnipiac finds Chris Shays — hardly a conservative favorite during his years in the House — running …
Linda McMahon’s Fortune Expected to Run for Senate
The chances of a Democrat winning the 2012 open-seat Senate race in Connecticut haven’t gotten considerably worse . . . but winning that race is suddenly looking a lot more expensive.
WASHINGTON — Linda E. McMahon, the wrestling mogul who spent $50 million of …
Linda McMahon vs. Joe Lieberman in 2012?
I think a lot of Connecticut Republicans ended up impressed with Linda McMahon as a Senate candidate; her effort ended up to be a lot more than a well-funded celebrity vanity campaign. She lost by 12 percentage points, but that gap …
‘Dick Blumenthal Can’t Create Jobs.’
Obviously, Linda McMahon still trails. But if this ad can’t close the gap, I’m not sure what can. It’s not loud, it’s not garish, it’s not over the top. It just uses Dick Blumenthal’s …
Fox News Poll Shows Mostly Good News for GOP in Ohio, Nevada, West Virginia, Missouri
If you want to take a Fox News/Pulse Opinion Research poll with a grain of salt, you’re free to make that choice. But they’re not showing monolithically good news for Republicans. But where they do see good …
Obi-Wan, back on September 2:
This fall they will know no checks — October Surprises, maybe every day and all day. What this means, I don’t know — bombing Iran? Capturing Osama bin Laden or some other big name …
She Almost Has Richard Blumenthal Pinned
One of my regulars observes, “I’m not sure I’d ever want to face an opponent with unlimited cash who’s only down by five percentage points with 36 days to go.”
Rasmussen informs us:
Democrat Richard Blumenthal now holds …
Quinnipiac: GOP’s McMahon Within 6 of Blumenthal in Connecticut
Quinnipiac: “Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the Democrat, leads Republican former wrestling executive Linda McMahon 51 – 45 percent among likely voters in the U.S. Senate race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 3 percent are undecided and 11 percent …
Democrats’ Triage Is Sending Obama to . . . Connecticut?
If Connecticut Democrats’ pick for the Senate, Dick Blumenthal, is such a favorite, and if the GOP’s Linda McMahon is so unelectable . . . why is Obama heading to Connecticut for an event for Blumenthal?
At This Rate, Richard Blumenthal Will Have Flashbacks to McMahon Ads
I look at Richard Blumenthal’s 10-percentage-point lead in the Quinnipiac poll of Connecticut’s Senate race and his 7-percentage-point lead in Rasmussen today and think, “Linda McMahon is either going to shock the world and win on Election Night …