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BLOG ARCHIVE: FEBRUARY 16-28, 2007.

WEDNESDAY NEWS UPDATE.

DALEY WINS SIXTH TERM; UDALL-McINNIS SEN RACE SHAPING UP IN COLORADO.
ILLINOIS: Chicago Mayor Richard M. "Rich" Daley (D) cruised to a landslide re-election win on Tuesday for a sixth term. Daley scored 72% against his two minor opponents in the non-partisan race. If Daley serves out this full four-year term, he will pass his father -- Richard J. "Dick" Daley -- as the city's longest serving mayor. Daley's father died in office in 1976 after serving 21 years as Mayor. If he completes this term, Daley will have served 22 years as mayor.
COLORADO: It more than a month after US Senator Wayne Allard (R) announced his retirement, but Republicans finally have an official candidate for the open seat. Former Congressman Scott McInnis (R) filed FEC paperwork this week to seek the seat. Former Congressman Bob Schaffer (R), who lost a 2004 US Senate primary, is also looking at the contest. Congressman Mark Udall (D) is a lock to be the Democratic nominee. Udall was already running when Allard announced his retirement. A Udall-McInnis race would be highly competitive, with Udall seemingly holding a slight advantage at the outset based upon money, his early organizing efforts, and recent statewide voting trends in Colorado.
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TUESDAY NEWS UPDATE.

BREAUX FACES LEGAL BAR; SIMMONS OUT; EX-BLACK PANTHER CHAIR ENTERS GREEN RACE.
LOUISIANA: Rumors are continuing to swirl that Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) -- a Breaux friend -- will quit her race for re-election this year so Breaux can jump in. In an effort to deter Breaux, State GOP Chair Roger Villere said research by the party's lawyers show Breaux is no longer eligible under state law to run for Governor in 2007. Villere said Breaux no longer meets the state constitutional requirement of being a Louisiana “citizen" for “at least the preceding five years.” According to the AP, "Breaux is registered to vote and lists his primary address in Maryland, about 70 miles from Washington, where he works for the lobbying firm of Patton Boggs. Breaux changed his voter registration to Maryland after he retired ... in 2005." Villere says Breaux is not eligible and the GOP would be willing to go to court to disqualify him from the race. "We would have a strong case that he’s not qualified because he doesn’t meet our residency requirements," said Villere. Breaux's spokesman declined to comment on the story. If this information is correct, it could provide a very quick end to any further Breaux-Blanco "secret deal" stories.
CONNECTICUT: Freshman Congressman Joe Courtney (D) got some great news on Monday. The Politico reports former Congressman Rob Simmons (R), who was ousted last year by Courtney in the closest House race in the nation, is now unlikely to seek a rematch. The reason: Simmons just accepted a new job as the State Business Advocate in the office of Governor Jodi Rell (R).
GREENS: Former Black Panther Party National Chair and author Elaine Brown -- a close associate of the late radical Huey Newton -- has announced her candidacy for the Green Party's Presidential nomination. She intends to run on a platform "that addresses the interests of poor and working families, in terms of living wages, free health care, decent housing and increased funding for public education and higher education, ending the war in Iraq, restoring the environment and bringing about economic parity." Brown believes her candidacy could help grow the Greens. "I know the party can earn a significant increase in votes and membership, which will increase our viability to take congressional seats, state house seats, and local offices," she explains.
AL GORE - AN EDITORIAL: Yes, I'm openly and vocally supporting Obama for President. I've already contributed to his campaign and have encouraged others to do likewise. And, yes, I also like Edwards. I'll even acknowledge Clinton (not one of my top choices) is a strong favorite to win the Democratic nomination. Richardson and some of the others look good, too. That said, I'd be willing to walk away from all of the current field if Al Gore could be persuaded to enter the race later this year as a "Democratic unity" candidate. Gore repeatedly says he "has no plans to run" and seems sincere about it. But he'd make a great candidate in the general election, possibly the strongest candidate the Democrats could possibly put forward. Vietnam War veteran. Congressman. US Senator. Vice President. Environmental activist. Author. Oscar winner. Nobel Prize nominee. Best of all, his years out of elective politics since 2000 have turned him into a much more seasoned and likable guy in terms of his personality. Count me among the chorus of those saying: Run Al Run!
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MONDAY NEWS UPDATE.

DEMS TRY TO LIMIT '02 WAR RESOLUTION; IRAN WAR PLANNING; RON PAUL UPDATE.
IRAQ: Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) confirmed Sunday during an appearance on Meet the Press that he will introduce legislation to revise the initial 2002 congressional authorization resolution for the war in Iraq. Levin's plan, which is backed the Dem leadership, would require that “most” troops be withdraw from Iraq by March 2008. Don't look for the plan to go anywhere, as Levin acknowledged the Dems don't have enough votes to kill a likely Republican filibuster to block any Iraq withdrawal plans.
IRAN: The Sunday Times (London, UK) reports that at least four top ranking US generals have made it clear they will each resign if the Bush Administration decide
s to take military action against Iran. The newspaper did not identify either the UK & US sources nor the names of the generals. However, they did report Defense Secretary Robert Gates "has repeatedly warned [the White House] against striking Iran." Gates and the generals purportedly believe the US lacks the military capacity to take Iran on in any meaningful fashion and would be a major "error of judgment." In related news, New Yorker magazine reported this weekend that the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- at the urging of the Bush Administration -- recently created a special Pentagon planning group to plan a bombing attack on Iran that could be implemented within 24-hours of getting word from the White House. The official Pentagon response was a non-denial denial: "The United States is not planning to go to war with Iran. To suggest anything to the contrary is simply wrong, misleading and mischievous." It all depends on what is meant in that quote by the use of the word "war."
LIBERTARIANS: Anti-tax activist Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian Party's 2004 Presidential nominee, has endorsed Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) for President. While Badnarik understands Paul is seeking the GOP nomination, he also is encouraging the LP to nominate Paul for President. Paul was previously the LP Presidential nominee in 1988, and has not expressed any interest in the 2008 LP nomination. In fact, Paul has already said he also plans to seek re-election to the House next year as a Republican. At least ten candidates have announced campaigns for the LP nomination.
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WEEKEND NEWS UPDATE.

VILSACK QUITS; RUDY & JOHN SKIP; RICHTER PROTECTING US GOALS; ARNOLD'S FUTURE.
P2008 - DEMS: Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack (D) -- the immediate past chair of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council -- quit the Presidential race on Friday. Vilsack announced his candidacy in early November 2006, and positioned himself as a strident foe of the Iraq War. However, independent poll numbers repeatedly showed him running fourth in his homestate of Iowa behind the "first tier" trio of Clinton, Obama and Edwards -- which likely convinced Vilsack he was a very longshot at best to break into the leader group. For the record, Vilsack attributed his withdrawal to serious fundraising problems.
P2008 - GOP: Both John McCain and Rudy Giuliani will be "no shows" at the first New Hampshire candidates debate in April sponsored by WMUR-TV. Both men have scheduling conflicts and informed the TV station they will not attend.
CT/NY: According to the Rothenberg Political Report, retired pro hockey goalie Mike Richter is looking to run for Congress in 2008 -- but he's shopping around for the best possible district. Richter, who played college hockey at Yale and in the NHL for the New York Rangers, is looking at seats in both Connecticut and New York. One possible opponent: vulnerable Congressman Chris Shays (R-CT).
ARNOLD: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) told The Politico he very much likes both John McCain and Rudy Giuliani, but plans to make no endorsement in the race until after the GOP selects a Presidential nominee. He also said he is interested in running for either US Senator or Los Angeles Mayor once he is term-limited in 2010.
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FRIDAY NEWS UPDATE.

POSSIBLE JOE-FECTION; COCHRAN TO RUN AGAIN; MEEHEN SPECIAL LOOKS MORE LIKELY.
US SENATE: US Senator Joe Lieberman (Independent Dem-CT) is dropping vague hints he'd consider switching to the Republican Party if congressional Dems block or cut federal funding for the US military effort in Iraq. "I have no desire to change parties. If that ever happens, it is because I feel the majority of Democrats have gone in a direction that I don't feel comfortable with ... We will see how that plays out in the coming months," said Lieberman to The Politico.
MISSISSIPPI: US Senator Thad Cochran (R) says he is now likely to seek re-election in 2008. He has begun scheduling fundraising events to show he's serious about the race. Cochran told the Clarion-Ledger he "felt that Mississippi had too much invested in me and I have too much invested in Mississippi" to walk away from 30 years of seniority.
MASSACHUSETTS: Congressman Martin Meehan (D) was named one of three finalists for the chancellorship at University of Massachusetts-Lowell. If Meehan gets the appointment -- as many believe will happen -- expect a free-for-all in the special election to fill his seat. Three Dems have already announced they will run in the special, and at least seven more are looking at the race.
GEORGIA: Govenor Sonny Perdue (R) set June 19, 2007, as the date for the CD-10 special election primary to replace the late Congressman Charlie Norwood (R).
Posted by Ron Gunzburger - 02.23.07 | Permalink |

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I've received a bunch of emails asking me what I think of Circuit Judge Larry Seidlin, of the current Anna Nicole Smith body trial infamy. Yes, I know him and have appeared before Judge Seidlin in the past (although the last time I appeared before him in on a case was at least 15 years ago). Well ... to be rather diplomatic here ... I'm enjoying that now the rest of the nation has a chance
to learn what those of us here have already known about him. "The wheels of justice aren't always round. Sometimes they're kind of square, and like in the Old West, the ride can be bumpy." Huh? There were square wheels in the Old West? Please, please don't anyone give this embarrassment a TV show.
Posted by Ron Gunzburger - 02.23.07 | Permalink |

THURSDAY NEWS UPDATE.

NEW IOWA POLL NUMBERS; R.I. BACKDOORS GAY MARRIAGE.
IOWA: A new Strategic Vision-R poll was released Wednesday of likely Iowa caucus participants. Republicans: Rudy Giuliani - 29%, John McCain - 22%, Newt Gingrich - 11%, Mitt Romney - 9%, Chuck Hagel - 5%, Tommy Thompson - 3%, and all others with 2% or less apiece. Democrats: John Edwards - 24%, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama tied with 18% each, Tom Vilsack - 14%, Joe Biden - 5%, Bill Richardson - 3%, and all others with 2% or less apiece. Interestingly, 48% of Republican respondents said they favored "a withdrawal of all United States military from Iraq within the next six months" -- versus 37% opposed the idea. By contrast, Democrats favored withdrawal by a 64-9 margin. These pro-withdrawal numbers could bode ill in Iowa for candidates in both parties who either are pro-surge or waffle on Iraq.
GAY MARRIAGE: Attorney General Patrick Lynch (D) issued an advisory opinion on Wednesday that the state will grant full recognition and marital benefits to all same-sex Rhode Island couples who got married in Massachusetts. "Rhode Island will recognize same sex marriages lawfully performed in Massachusetts as marriages in Rhode Island," wrote Lynch. While the advisory opinion is significant, it is not binding. Legal observers expect most state and local governmental entities in the state will honor Lynch's directive.
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WEDNESDAY NEWS UPDATE.

FL GOP KILLS STRAW POLL; MULTIPLE CHOICE REPUBLICANS; IRAQ; FEDS SEEK LIBBY FLIP.
FLORIDA: John McCain's allies won a strategic victory over rival Mitt Romney in behind-the-scenes maneuvering for this fall's Florida Republican Convention. Romney -- who is backed by many of former Governor Jeb Bush's closest allies in the state (although Jeb is officially neutral) -- is viewed as as having the best field organization in the state. McCain -- who is backed by many of Governor Charlie Crist's closest allies (although Crist is officially neutral) -- was worried he would be embarrassed by Romney's purported superior ability in Florida to turnout supporters at key events. That's why it is being viewed as a McCain victory that state party leaders this week cancelled the planned straw poll of delegates and replaced it with a Presidential candidates debate. Romney's campaign was officially "disappointed" by the move. While the change of plans helped McCain avoid a possible straw ballot defeat at Romney's hands, Rudy Giuliani and others may all benefit by this deep-sixing of the convention vote.
ABORTION: Pro-life GOP Presidential candidates John McCain and Mitt Romney both have some 'splaining to do to social conservative primary voters. Two new videos surfaced on the popular YouTube website showing both men making fairly recent statements in support of preserving a woman's right to abortion secured by the controversial Roe v. Wade decision. For McCain, it is a clip of him speaking during the 2000 primaries. "But we all know, and it's obvious, that if we repeal Roe v. Wade tomorrow, thousands of young American women would be performing illegal and dangerous operations," said McCain in the 2000 video. For Romney, it is a clip from a 2002 gubernatorial debate. Speaking about Massachusetts' liberal abortion laws, Romney is seen on the video saying: "I will preserve them, I will protect them, I will enforce them." As for video airtime of the other (i.e. positive) kind, Romney is already on TV with a 60-second spot in select media markets in Iowa, New Hampshire, Florida, Michigan and South Carolina.
THE DEMS: Since we gave the GOP two stories today on the P2008 race, it's only fair we also cover the Democrats. Congressman Dennis Kucinich this week became the first Democratic candidate to open a campaign office in New Hampshire. Also, Governor Bill Richardson said Tuesday his first act as President will be to close the controversial US detention camp at Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba.
IRAQ: British Prime Minister Tony Blair will announce Wednesday that his nation will begin the timed withdrawal of his nation's 7,100 troops from Iraq. The first 1,500 British troops will be withdrawn within weeks. The White House spin: "The United States shares the same goal of turning responsibility over to the Iraqi Security Forces and reducing the number of American troops in Iraq." Hmm ... so the White House agrees with the British plans ... and we're proposing to send 21,500 more US troops to Iraq.
LIBBY: MSNBC reports that federal prosecutors are very interested in possibly cutting a deal with former VP Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby if he is convicted this week on felony perjury charges. They'd reportedly be willing to offer Libby sentencing leniency in exchange for his cooperation with them in pursuing similar criminal charges against Vice President Dick Cheney. All of this is related to Cheney's office leaking information in 2003 that Valerie Plame was an deep cover CIA agent in retaliation for Plame's husband being a prominent Bush Administration critic.
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TUESDAY NEWS UPDATE.

GOOD NEWS FOR MITCH; RNC THREATENS FLORIDA; GEORGIA CD-10 SPECIAL UPDATE.
INDIANA: Most political pundits see Governor Mitch Daniels (R) as the one of the most vulnerable gubernatorial incumbents in the nation for 2008. That said, Daniels got some great news this past weekend when the strongest potential Dem -- Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson -- announced he will not run for Governor next year. With Peterson out, the Democratic field is much thinner. State Senate Minority Leader Richard Young (D) is an announced candidate. Wealthy architectural firm owner and community activist Jim Schellinger (D) -- who is close to Peterson -- is expected to formally announce his candidacy soon. Former State House Speaker John Gregg is frequently mentioned as a possible candidate, but he told the Indianapolis Star he will not run if Schellinger jumps in. Gregg called Schellinger "a fresh face" and "the 800-pound gorilla" because of his ability to raise large amounts of money from the business community. "His decision makes mine a lot easier," said Gregg.
P2008 CALENDAR: DNC threats to Florida legislators in recent weeks seemingly had little effect in derailing the Florida bill which would move the Sunshine State's 2008 Presidential primary to the Tuesday "one week after the New Hampshire primary." This would move Florida's primary to January 29, and break the RNC/DNC fixed schedule that bars all except a few designated states from holding primaries or caucuses before February 5. Since the Dems struck out in their attempt to kill the advancing legislation, RNC National Chair Mike Duncan stepped in this past weekend in a secret meeting in Florida with key state party leaders. The RNC message, according to a reliable Republican source: If Florida goes forward with a January 29 primary, the RNC will strip the state of many delegate spots, eliminate all the VIP floor and gallery passes that Florida party leaders traditionally distributed, give Florida terrible floor seating and hotel location at the convention, and bar state party leaders and GOP elected officials who are not officially elected delegates from access to the convention floor. State GOP leaders didn't like the message, but it is unclear if they have the clout (or the desire) to push the primary back to February 5.
GEORGIA: Timing is everything, and State Senator Ralph Hudgens (R) clearly has no sense of it. As Congressman Charlie Norwood (R) lay dying of cancer two weeks ago, Hudgens released a preemptive statement saying he would run in the special election once Norwood died. Hudgens previously lost three races for the US House. Then, when Norwood died last week, Hudgens released another statement just a few hours later announcing his candidacy for the seat. That tasteless behavior clearly rubbed some GOP leaders the wrong way. State Senator Jim Whitehead (R), who smartly waited a few days to say anything, this week jumped into the race. State Representative Barry Fleming (R) and former CD-12 Congressman Max Burns (R) -- who both looked at the Norwood special election -- immediately endorsed Whitehead. Former University of George football coach Vince Dooley is yet again mentioned as a possible candidate -- as either a Dem or GOP candidate -- but don't look for him to really run.

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MONDAY NEWS UPDATE.

GOP SENS BLOCK IRAQ DEBATE; HRC "NO APOLOGY"; STORMING THE CASTLE; LA GOV SWITCH?
IRAQ #1: US Senate Republicans scored a strategic victory this weekend as they again succeeded in blocking debate on the non-binding resolution expressing opposition to the President's plan to send an additional 21,500 US soldiers to Iraq. Seven GOP Senators voted with the Democrats to invoke cloture and end the GOP filibuster, but surge opponents fell three votes short of the 60 votes needed to end the obstructionist tactics.
IRAQ #2 (AND HILLARY): US Senator Hillary Clinton (D) continues her contortions trying to explain her 2002 vote in support of going to war with Iraq versus her rather ambiguous stance on the war today. A week ago she was unable to say to three words -- "I was wrong" -- when openly asked to do so at a New Hampshire event. The New York Times now reports Clinton has decided that she has no apology to make and does not plan to say those three words. "Several advisers, friends and donors said in interviews that they had urged her to call her vote a mistake in order to appease anti-war Democrats, who play a critical role in the nominating process. Yet Mrs. Clinton herself, backed by another faction, never wanted to apologize ... [Y]esterday morning Mrs. Clinton rolled out a new response to those demanding contrition: She said she was willing to lose support from voters rather than make an apology she did not believe in. 'If the most important thing to any of you is choosing someone who did not cast that vote or has said his vote was a mistake, then there are others to choose from,' Mrs. Clinton told an audience in Dover, N.H.," referring to Barack Obama and John Edwards.
McCAIN: For all those Dems who like to view Senator John McCain (R) as a social moderate, check out what he said Sunday in South Carolina. Speaking before a crowd of 800 conservatives, the AP reports McCain said "I do not support Roe v. Wade. It should be overturned." He vowed to appoint only strict constructionists to the US Supreme Court. McCain later attended an event in the state promoting teenage sexual abstinence on Sunday evening. McCain was also endorsed Sunday by former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating and former US Senator Phil Gramm.
DELAWARE: The Wilmington News-Journal reports the DCCC wants to make Congressman Mike Castle (R), 67, a top national target for defeat next year. Castle is one of the more moderate GOP House members, but the Dems think the seat is ripe for a pickup with the state's strong Democratic lean. That, and they also noticed Castle's suffered a minor stroke last year -- although he seems perfectly healthy now. According the newspaper, the DCCC is trying to convince either Lieutenant Governor John Carney or State Treasurer Jack Markell to run against Castle. Both men are currently heading towards a very competitive primary next year in the open race for Governor. Markell confirmed the DCCC has met with him, but he says he still wants to run for Governor. Castle hasn't faced a strong opponent on the ballot since 1992.
LOUISIANA: Veteran Bayou State political reporter John Maginnis wrote in the Business Journal that retired US Senator John Breaux (D) is "very interested" in
running this year for Louisiana Governor -- but only if his friend, incumbent Kathleen Blanco (D), would be willing to quit the race in support of his candidacy. Otherwise, Breaux is supporting Blanco. In related news, Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu (D) claims he's running for re-election this year when asked. However, Landrieu's newest campaign finance report lists the very vague "future election" as the office he is seeking.
MISSISSIPPI: Evangelist Shawn O'Hara is the poster child of perennial candidates. He's run over the years as a Democrat, Republican, Reform and Independent candidate. And he's lost race after race after race. This year he's found a novel new way to score lots of defeats all at once: he's filed to simultaneously run in the Democratic primary this year for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Treasurer, State Agriculture Commissioner, Secretary of State and State Insurance Commissioner.
Posted by Ron Gunzburger - 02.19.07 | Permalink |

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What's with all the media buzz about how the new John McCain and Barack Obama campaign websites? Glowing media reports effuse that the sites are so amazing because "like Facebook and MySpace, users can create their own personal pages, albums and links networks of friends." Umm ... that's so four years ago! As apparently everyone has forgotten this fact: the Dean for America campaign website last time around had all of those features as of 2003. After the Dean campaign ended a year later, that online community evolved into Democracy for America's DFALink community (which still exists).

Posted by Ron Gunzburger - 02.19.07 | Permalink |

FRIDAY NEWS UPDATE.

GIBBONS CORRUPTION PROBE; COLEMAN LOOKS STRONG IN MN SEN POLL.
GIBBONS: Recently inaugurated Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons (R) is the target of a new FBI corruption investigation. According to the Wall Street Journal, in probe is centered around allegations that Gibbons "accepted unreported gifts or payments from a company that was awarded secret military contracts when Mr. Gibbons served in Congress." During his ten years in Congress, Gibbons served on the House Intelligence and Armed Services Committees.
MINNESOTA: A new KSTP-TV/SurveyUSA poll shows US Senator Norm Coleman (R) currently holding a sizable lead over his two most likely challengers. Coleman leads radio talk show host/humorist Al Franken (D) by a 57% to 35% vote. Coleman holds a 57-34 advantage over wealthy trial attorney and '00 candidate Mike Ciresi (D). Franken and Ciresi both announced their candidacies this week. State Representatives Joe Atkins (D) and Aaron Peterson (D) and college professor Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer (D) are also looking at the race. Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D) and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak (D) have been frequently mentioned as possible challengers, but neither appears likely to enter the race.

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