Category Archives: Senate Seat Series

Senate Seat Series—Olympia Snowe (R-ME)

In a surprising move, Maine Senator Olympia Snowe declared that she will not seek a fourth term. This is obviously good news for Democrats in an election season where Republicans have fallen from favour and Democrats have more seats to … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series—Update: Fall 2011

[Update: Russ Feingold endorses Tammy Baldwin for Wisconsin's Senate seat]  In this series we examine the potential change in the Senate makeup of the United States Congress. Currently there is but a four-seat difference in control of the Senate (not counting … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series – Joe Lieberman (I-CT)

Disclaimer: I have made no secret the amount of distaste with which I hold in regard to Joseph Isadore Lieberman so it should come as no surprise that I look forward to his replacement. Lieberman was a surprise (and disappointing) … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series – Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX)

Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison is the retiring Republican Senator from Texas. She previously served as the Texas State Treasurer and in the Texas House of Representatives. (Updated: blogger Lawrence Person notes that several of the people listed here have already declared … Continue reading

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Commander Mark Kelly for US Senate?

Today Commander Mark Kelly, NASA Astronaut and Husband to US Representative Gabrielle Giffords, announced on his Facebook page his intention to retire from NASA effective October 1st. Kelly flew combat missions from the USS Midway (now a museum in San … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series – Jim Webb (D-VA)

James Henry Webb Jr. the Senior Senator from Virginia who narrowly won his seat from incumbent George Allen in 2006 has decided not to run for re-election in 2012. This is disappointing for Democrats as Webb has been an outspoken … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series – John Ensign (part II)

Update: the New York Times revealed that Senator Ensign is scheduled to discuss under oath on May fourth the issue of paying the husband and former Senate staffer of the woman he had an affair with $96,000. Ensign claims it … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series – The Long Game

The problem with winning too many seats in the Senate is that sooner or later you have to defend those seats. Every two years fully 1/3 of the Senate has to be renewed. Each state gets two senatorial seats. This … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series—Jon Kyl (R-AZ)

In early February of this year, Arizona Senator Jon Kyl signaled his intention not to run for a fourth term. After over a quarter of a century in public service, the 68 year old declared that it was time to … Continue reading

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Senate Seat Series—The Safe Seats

In this series we examine the potential change in the Senate makeup of the United States Congress. The Senate is the final arbiter of debate over public policy. Bills will have already gone through Committees and the House of Representatives … Continue reading

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