Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Republicans in Disarray

Lisa Murkowski, who was initially appointed to her Senate seat by her father (the screwed-up political scene in Alaska didn't start with Sarah Palin), fired a warning shot across the bow of H.M.S. Sarah Palin today. Murkowski is pretty much of a lock to win re-election in 2010 UNLESS Palin takes her on in the GOP Primary.

Meanwhile, in Florida, Sen. Mel Martinez announced he will not seek reelection in 2010. Martinez would have been a bit vulnerable and the GOP may field a stronger candidate but the race will likely attract a higher-quality Democratic candidate than would have otherwise been the case.

Things don't look good for Jim Martin in Georgia today and Al Franken seems to be an underdog in his bid to win the recount in Minnesota but it remains possible the Democrats could retain the upper hand for congressional elections in 2010 if the Republicans continue to fail to get their act together.

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