Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Will Reid Campaign Against McConnell in Kentucky?

Senator Reid, they need to see you in Kentucky:

The Senate Republicans are expected to have a rough time of it this year, but even this is big news: A new Rasmussen poll puts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) behind his Democratic challenger, businessman Bruce Lunsford:

Lunsford (D) 49%
McConnell (R) 44%
Sample size: 500 likely voters.
Margin of error: ±4.5%

[h/t to TPM Election Central]

Senator Reid, you MUST campaign in Kentucky against Senator McConnell. Here's why:

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist campaigned today against Minority Leader Tom Daschle. Reuters called it a “break with bipartisan traditions in the U.S. Senate,” because “Senate leaders have traditionally been reluctant to campaign against each other.”

The Senate historian’s office said it could not recall another case in the past half century where one Senate leader has campaigned against another on the rival’s home turf. However, things are different this election year.

The link takes you to a wingnut who delighted at the idea of Frist campaigning against Daschle. Hey, payback is a bitch, ain't it? Well, decency calls for it.


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