The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Michelle Nunn Pulls a Grimes?

Trouble for Democrats in Georgia: Another Democratic Senate candidate has refused to say whether she voted for President Obama: This time it was Michelle Nunn in Georgia. The same question has tripped up other red-state Democrats on the campaign trail. On two occasions over the past week, Kentucky’s Alison Lundergan Grimes has been panned for […]

Senate Poll Wars

Less than seven weeks before Election Day 2014, the epic struggle to control the media narrative continues: Democrats are now (very slightly) favored to hold the Senate majority on Nov. 4, according to Election Lab, The Post’s statistical model of the 2014 midterm elections. Election Lab puts Democrats’ chances of retaining their majority at 51 […]

Nate Silver: Almost 2-to-1 Chance Republicans Win Senate Majority

The poll guru himself phrases it as a percentage — 65.1% — but the overall situation looks very good for the GOP: The bottom line is not much has changed. The FiveThirtyEight forecast model gives Republicans a 65.1 percent chance of winning the Senate with the new polling added, similar to the 63.5 percent chance that […]

Kentucky Democrat Race-Baits McConnell’s Wife; Deletes ‘Asian’ Tweets

Kathy Groob is a Democrat Party stategist in Kentucky, where Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is fighting for re-election against Democrat Alison Grimes. Saturday, in a complete non sequitur, Groob sent out a series of Twitter messages saying that McConnell’s wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, “isn’t from KY, she is Asian.” Groob’s tweets quickly disappeared […]

Can Mitch McConnell Survive?

Sam Youngman of the Daily Beast has a feature-style article about the annual Fancy Farm barbecue in Kentucky that is the traditional kickoff of the campaign season there, focusing on the Senate race between Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell rolled up his sleeves and walked to the podium […]

Ditch Mitch?

Who was ultimately responsible for the evil Mississippi primary campaign that smeared supporters of Chris McDaniel as racists? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, that’s who. The GOP Establishment Incumbent Protection Machine and the big-money donors who fund it have been determined to eradicate the Tea Party movement in the 2014 campaign cycle. This is McConnell’s […]

‘Forget It, Jake …’

It’s Chinatown Mississippi: A Pearl man who runs a political blog is accused of sneaking into a nursing home where U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s wife is bedridden and photographing her, then posting the image in a video political “hit piece” on the internet. Madison Police arrested Clayton Thomas Kelly, 28, of Pearl on Friday night […]

War to the Knife, Knife to the Hilt

Maybe the National Republican Senatorial Committee thought it was a smart move to play the race card against Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel, but the backlash was overwhelming and it comes at exactly the wrong time for the NRSC’s doomed effort to protect septuagenarian Senator Thad Cochran. Glenn Reynolds, William Jacobson and Vinnie the K […]

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