Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Senate Hopes

Could the Democrats retake the Senate this fall? Some races look promising, according to this article in The American Prospect by Mary Lynn F. Jones:

The past few weeks have been kind to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).

Two prominent Republicans have decided not to run for retiring Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell’s seat (R-Colo.), while Democrats have coalesced around state Attorney General Ken Salazar. Former Gov. Tony Knowles (D-Alaska) continues to poll well against Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). And Democrat Nancy Farmer shows signs of increasing strength against Republican Sen. Kit Bond in Missouri, according to Farmer’s internal polling.

“Without question, the Senate map is continuing to move in our direction,” the DSCC’s Cara Morris told me.

There are also good races coming up in Louisiana, Arkansas, North and South Carolina, and Illinois. And all it takes is three to get it back.