Monday, August 25, 2008

Mississippi U.S. Senate Race- A

Race of the Day

Mississippi U.S. Senate- A

August 25, 2008
71 Days Until Election Day

Status: Republican Incumbent
2004 Presidential Result: Red State (South)

Outlook: Safe Republican

This race is the regularly scheduled one for U.S. Senate in the Magnolia State and it is the one that should be the far less competitive of the two.

After some speculation as to whether or not he would seek a sixth term in the Senate, popular Republican Thad Cochran announced he would be a candidate for reelection and that effectively ended any hopes the Democrats might have had about this particular seat.

His opponent is a former State Representative named Erik Fleming, an African-American, in a state in which that racial group makes up a signficant portion of the Democrat electorate. With the help of that key demographic, Fleming had won the right to take on Trent Lott in a U.S. Senate race in 2006, but lost overwhelmingly as expected. Cochran should be an even tougher foe based on past political history in the state. After Fleming's last statewide defeat, he even lost his State House seat in a 2007 Democrat primary. But the former supporter of political extremist Lyndon LaRouche (who was thoughtful enough via some personal correspondence in 2006 to I believe sincerely reject that past association, after that matter of his biography had been discussed on a political website where I was commenting) appears to be intent on another landslide defeat.

Cochran campaign link:

2008 U.S. Senate races predicted: 7 D, 10 R
Predicted Senate balance of power thus far: 46 D, 36 R


At 1:35 PM, Blogger Howiecopywriter said...

Poor Mr. Fleming should have stuck with LaRouche. Then at least he could tell the truth about the present financial and economic, not to mention strategic collapse, and how to solve it.

At 7:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conservative Democrat said:

Hey Corey, I have the United States Senate looking like this in November:

57 Democrats(CO, New Mex., VA, NH, OR and AK)

43 Republicans:

Colorado-US Congressman Mark Udall (D-CO) wins the Senate race there by at least 12 points: 56% to 44%, and with Obama carrying the state in November, Colorado will go BLUE.

New Mexico-popular 5-term US Congressman Tom Udall (D-New Mex.) is going to crush US Congressman Steve Pearce (R-New Mex.) by a landslide margin of at least 24 points: 60% to 36% and he will be in the Senate for a very long time.

Virginia-this race was over when longtime United States Senator John Warner (R-Virginia) decided not to seek reelection to a 6th term last year.

Look for popular former Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner (D) to destroy disgraced former Governor Jim Gilmore (R) by one of the biggest LANDSLIDE margins in the Commonwealth's history: 69% to 30% and he will be in the Senate FOR LIFE.

New Hampshire-former 3-term New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen (D) will defeat incumbent United States Senator John Sununu (R-New Hampshire) very easily by a margin of 16 points: 58% to 42%.

Oregon-State House Speaker Jeff Merkley (D) will squeak in November due to massive Democratic turnout in the Beaver State-51% to 49%.

Alaska-Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich (D) will defeat embattled and scandalized incumbent United States Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) by a margin of either 56% to 44% or 57% to 40%.

Other Senate races that the Democrats could pull off major upsets:

1. Mississippi B-between incumbent United States Senator Roger F. Wicker (R-Misssissippi) and former Mississippi Governor Ronnie Musgrove (D).

2. North Carolina-the race to watch between incumbent United States Senator Liddy Dole (R-North Carolina) and State Senator Kay Hagan (D-Greensboro).

Since Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue (D) is more likely to win the North Carolina Governor's Mansion pretty easily with 59 percent.

3. Minnesota-between incumbent United States Senator Norm Coleman (R-Minnesota) and Al Franken (D).


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