Monday, December 4, 2006



Senator Elizabeth Dole will NOT be a candidate for re-election in 2008, according to a confidential source on Capitol Hill. Apparently, she is completely demoralized following the stunning victory resulting in Democrats capturing the Senate. Six months ago, it was not much more than a pipe dream that Senator Chuck Schumer would lead his party to a majority in the upper chamber of Congress. However, the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee is charged to have been badly run under Dole's leadership. It was reported last week that Dole penned a letter in an effort to retire the RSCC's debt from the 2006 election. Her underlings refused to actually say how much in the hole they went while squandering their majority in the Senate.

Now it's time for the scrambling of suitors. North Carolina is a Southern State that has resisted the massive Red conversion of other States below the Mason-Dixon Line. Is this another possible pick up for the Senate Dems?

Republicans already face a disaster in waiting in the next election for the Senate. The Republicans have 21 seats to defend and the Dems have only 11 incumbents to protect. And YES, I believe that ALL Democratic Senators will be seeking re-election. In alphabetical order, here are the hurdles that Republicans face in 2008.

Sen. Lamar Alexander: He lost his race for Minority Whip to racist, foot in mouth guy, Trent Lott. Harold Ford could capitalize on his much better than expected race this year and make a very credible run for this seat. Alexander isn't exactly a spring chicken either.

Sen. Wayne Allard: Word on the street is that he's retiring., thank God. Likely Dem nominee is Congressman Mark Udall, who should walk away with it.

Sen. Thad Cochran: Recent media reports say that the Dems are looking for a resurgent year in '08 in Mississippi. Two former Governors will team up to take the top two spots in State government from Gov. Haley Barbour and his number 2. Former Attorney General Mike Moore apparently will mount a strong challenge for the U.S. Senate seat. Sure sounds like a dream team to lead the ticket in a Southern State!

Sen. Norm Coleman: He won in '02 in a strange election which saw the death of liberal icon Sen. Paul Wellstone in a plane crash two weeks before the election. The political style speech by replacement candidate, former V.P. Walter Mondale at Wellstone's funeral apparently ticked off the voters of MN. However, the amazing performance of Amy Klobuchar in easily capturing the Senate seat in this year's election is pushing radio host/author Al Franken to a candidacy for Coleman's seat. Minnesota is a quirky state and likes maverick candidates, so this one could be a toss up too!

Sen. Larry Craig: He was recently reported by's Mike Rogers as being one of those closeted gay Republicans, providing specific details such as having sex in the bathrooms of Union Station. No one knows if this will have an effect on Craig or not. If he retires, the Dems could capitalize on recent victories in the region to pick up this seat.

Sen. Pete Domenici: Sounds like he is retiring too. Governor Bill Richardson would be a shoo-in for this seat. He served on the House side before. Don't they all aim for the more collegial Senate?

Sen. Lindsey Graham: He gets a mention because I'm from S.C. While Lindsey has been pretty well received across the board in S.C., there are two issues that could cause problems for what should be an easy sailing re-election. First, are the persistent rumors that he is gay. This has never been confirmed or denied. But, it's been tossed around bunches. Enough people know about it to tell us that, as long as you don't admit to being gay, then S.C. voters probably don't care about it. Second are rumors that he will face a strong, conservative primary challenge. Lindsey's actions, while applauded by folks across the country have angered the right wing in S.C. These people have mad influence in the Primary. This could be interesting to watch because a couple Dems have the ability to wage a campaign that could ultimately be successful against a right wing nut. Included in those Dems are my old boss, former Governor Jim Hodges, and two great people and friends, outgoing Ed. Superintendent Inez Tenenbaum and Dem. Lt. Gov. nominee Robert Barber.

Sen. John Sununu: New Hampshire had an awesome year for the Dems, picking up two Congressional seats and the State Legislature. Former Governor, Jean Shaheen narrowly lost this seat to Sununu in '02. If she chooses to make another un at it, I think she's the one to beat.

Given these circumstances, I think the Dems pick up a minimum of three seats. If we can show in the next year and a half that we know how to run government, then we can pick up as many as five seats. It's an early prediction, but take it to the bank!

Hell yeah!


BJ said...

Hi Lane,

Congrats on your tv interview and your new blog endeavor. I sent you an email or 2 back when all the "secrets" were in play and sent a wish of confidence in pursuing your convictions. Do you realize what a huge role you've played in our Nations history even though you're going ignored at this point? lol. Actually it's probably best you're left alone so you can get back to life. But a lot of the election results were not only because of an incompetent and corrupt administration, but Foley was the icing on the cake for many voters and they'd had enough.

I found your new link just now while reading my daily Raw Story articles and I'll hold onto it and keep an eye on your writings.

If you have time and want to get the feel for some of the thoughts in different forums, be sure to check out CraigLists political forum. We have all the usual hate mongers and nuts over there.. what fun!!!

That forum works much dif than most but you get used to it's setup.

Bloggings alot of work, I've done my share of them. Good Luck!


Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...


Sandwich Repairman said...

Walter Mondale didn't even speak at the Wellstone Memorial. The speech that angered so many people was Rick Kahn's.

Eric_Jaffa said...

I agree with Sandwich Repairman re "The speech that angered so many people was Rick Kahn's."

Kahn was the one who said to vote for Democrats, which I consider consistent with Paul Wellstone, but which Rush Limbaugh drummed into a controversy.

Eric_Jaffa said...

Re "the amazing performance of Amy Klobuchar in easily capturing the Senate seat in this year's election is pushing radio host/author Al Franken to a candidacy for Coleman's seat."

Actually, Al Franken has been talking about running for years.

Maybe he'll have more competition for the Democratic nomination based on Amy Klobuchar's 20 point victory last month.

Elizabeth Lee said...

Very useful and well-presented information.

keith manies said...

I think you might have to add another name to your list, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas. He is certainly running for President and may not run for reelection. The 2006 midterm elections were a banner year for Kansas Democrats. A five term incumbent Republican congressman was upset, while leading right winger state AG was defeated by almost 20%. Governor Kathleen Sebilius easily won reelection and Democrat Rep. Dennis Moore won again in majority Republican district. If either Sebelius or Moore decided to run for the Senate against Brownback, or hopefully try for an open seat, the Democrats would have a great shot at winnning. The Republican party in Kansas is openly divided between the moderates and conservatives. Several top former GOPers defected to the Democrats in 2006 and they both won their races. Don't count out Kansas, it is growing more purple every day!

Jame-Ane said...

Lane --

Thanks for exposing the truth and best of luck to you in all of your endeavors.

A fellow Socastee Grad

Anonymous said...

So this is your "new" focus? It would be wise for you to check your facts as you enter informtion here. In my researching your bog about Mr. Foley, I found many, many errors and some blatantly false information. I'm not sure I could trust this site, and I'm not sure what qualifies you to be blogging about something which is obviously not your expertise.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Lane: Your stuff from the convention was aired on C-Span today, so congratulations. If you let fellow dems and gays disagree, I'd start with your making the LA Times reporter "promise not to use your name" in the Foley exposure. Hey, you were working for the HRC at the time, and you say you want a career in Washington. That means your life is fair grist for the mill, no less than those you shoot to kill. If you're going to take a public job, then be publicly accountable. Be loud and proud, but hiding your agenda makes you less than credible.
I'll check out your blog for a few days. Might like it. But if you only slander Republicans for hypocrisy and for bullying decent people, I'm outta here. Why? Check out Hillary's rant on Senator Bill Bradley, saying her husband would "demonize" him if he didn't support her bill. That's called bullying, Lane, and a rank abuse of power. It's not as salacious as the Foley stuff, but it's impact on democracy, on the country, is far worse. When our inner child grows up, he/she admist we Dems are just as bad at abuse. I'll vote for Hill, if Barach loses out, but Dems who protect and enable her Scorch and Burn vengeance are not doing decency, or democracy, any favors. J Mills, NYC

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