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Monday, October 10, 2005

Reading the Tea Leaves

With the GOP's growing unpopularity, be on the lookout for DINOs running for congress in '06:
Republican politicians in multiple states have recently decided not to run for Senate next year, stirring anxiety among Washington operatives about the effectiveness of the party's recruiting efforts and whether this signals a broader decline in GOP congressional prospects. [...] With an unpopular war in Iraq, ethical controversies shadowing top Republicans in the House and Senate, and President Bush suffering the lowest approval ratings of his presidency, the waters look less inviting to politicians deciding whether to plunge into an election bid. Additionally, some Capitol Hill operatives complain that preoccupied senior White House officials have been less engaged in candidate recruitment than they were for the 2002 and 2004 elections.
On a related note, why is the Democratic establishment telling Paul Hackett to step aside? Greyhair has more...

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