NRA Convention Part Three: Jindal, Johnson, Blunt, Bachmann
For pro-gun lawmakers who couldn’t make it to Pittsburgh for the NRA Convention, the short video greeting is the standard way of making a virtual appearance. I noted earlier that Texas Gov. Rick Perry had the most visually snazzy …
If You’re Ahead by 6, 30 Days Out, History’s on Your Side.
An interesting new rule of thumb from Nate Silver:
Senate candidates who have a lead of between 6 and 9 points in the simple polling average, with 30 days to go until the election — about where Mr. Toomey’s lead stands now — are …
Darn That Stupid TARP! Er, Sorry, Bro.
In Missouri, Democrat Robin Carnahan is being assisted by a new DSCC ad attacking her GOP opponent, Roy Blunt, for voting for the TARP program.
Of course, as even the New York Times noticed, there is some collateral damage when …
Robin Carnahan: How Dare Roy Blunt Enact What My Donors and I Support!
The first general-election ad of Robin Carnahan’s Senate campaign does little else but attack GOP rival Roy Blunt for his role in the bailout of Wall Street in late 2008.
Carnahan’s response, at a big-money fundraiser, to a donor …
An Overwhelming Enthusiasm Gap in Missouri!
Total votes for Democrat Robin Carnahan in St. Louis County, Missouri, in yesterday’s U.S. Senate primary: 58,775.
Total votes for Republican Roy Blunt in in St. Louis County, Missouri, in yesterday’s U.S. Senate primary: 59,274.
This is the …
Put Bluntly, Missouri’s Senate Race Isn’t Looking That Competitive Lately
There was a point, early in the cycle, when Missouri’s Senate contest between Republican Roy Blunt and Democrat Robin Carnahan looked like it was going to be among the most exciting and competitive Senate races of this cycle, if …
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 …
Silver Sees a Sliver of a Chance for Carnahan
St. Louis’s alternative weekly paper notices that Nate Silver puts Missouri Democrat Robin Carnahan’s chances of winning her Senate race at . . . 9 percent.
I guess you could say his assessment is Blunt.
Blunt Leads in Missouri, 51-40
Yesterday, a fan of Roy Blunt called my attention to this report from a Missouri blog . . .
A FEW KANSAS CITY POLITICAL INSIDERS WERE KIND ENOUGH TO OFFER REASONS FOR CARHAHAN’S UPCOMING DEFEAT THAT MOSTLY REVOLVE AROUND MONEY AND PROBLEMS …
Expect a Lot of Obamacare Talk Between Now and November
The National Republican Senatorial Committee assesses the results in Missouri:
Yesterday’s election results in the key swing state of Missouri — particularly the success of Proposition C — are more than just evidence of voters’ overwhelming opposition to President …
Put Bluntly, Obama’s Job Approval in Missouri Stinks
Last week I wrote, “Put bluntly, Missouri’s Senate race isn’t looking that competitive lately.”
Now Mason-Dixon unveils a poll showing Republican Roy Blunt leading Democrat Robin Carnahan, 48 percent to 42 percent.
Larry Sabato shifted the race to “leans Republican.”
Roy Blunt’s Senate Campaign Is Now on the Air
Early in the cycle, the Missouri Senate race appeared to be one of the toughest fights of 2010. But as one interesting Senate race after another cropped up on the map — Florida, Wisconsin, Washington, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Arkansas — the race …