Saturday, May 20, 2006

Lamont Gets Place on Ballot

33% of the delegates at the Connecticut Democratic Convention endorsed Ned Lamont, giving the underdog liberal a place on the primary ballot in August.

Although Lieberman is still the heavy favorite, Political Wire points out that the primary will be on the national radar as the first example of what is expected to be a national referendum on some of the key policies of the Bush administration. It will be an ominous message for Republicans if Lieberman doesn't win in a landslide.

Lamont's chances have increased given his influence on the web.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Specter Flips

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) said good riddance to Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), after Feingold threatened to walk out of the judiciary committee that Specter chairs in response to the Federal Marriage Amendment that had been passed by a vote of 10-8.

This vote is a transparent attempt by the GOP to appeal to its base in what should be a tough race this year.

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