Feb 21 2013

 

 

 

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Senator Domenici and Ms. Laxalt

-You just can't beat those 'family values' Republicans. Turns out that Retired Republican New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici had an out of wedlock son in the 1980's with former the daughter of former Republican Senator Paul Laxalt! Yep, you read that right! The married Domenici, who has eight children with his wife, had an affair and a son with the daughter of a fellow Senator.

-The National Journal had a tie for first place for the title of 'most liberal United States Senator'. Both Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) received the top rating of 90.7. See the remaining top ten here.

-While Democrats are searching for a candidate to run against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), the Tea Party might be challenging him in the primary. Louisville corporate type Matthew Bevin is exploring a challenge. Really? Mitch McConnell is too liberal for Kentucky Republicans? Really?

-Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA) looks in pretty good shape to take the seat of Secretary of State John Kerry. Not only are Massachusetts Republicans having a hard time finding a viable candidate but the latest Public Policy Polling (PPP) has Markey leading his Democratic primary challenger Stephen Lynch by 45% to 28%.

-Former Montana Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer wants to be President really bad. However his first stop might be to primary sitting Democratic Senator Max Baucus. The PPP has Schweitzer leading Baucus by 54% to 35%. Baucus is also running weak against all Republicans.

Max

-PPP has been busy polling recently. For the vacant U.S. Senate seat in Georgia, the Democrats have an outside shot of taking it. Former Democratic Senator Max Cleland (above with Obama's) narrowly leads every Republican that is considering a run for the seat.

-In the same poll, Hillary Clinton would defeat both Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan in a 2016 Presidential Race by 4% adn 5% respectively. Hillary looks stronger and stronger as each day passes running strong polls in traditional Republican states like Alaska, Georgia, Kentucky and even Texas.

-In the latest Quinnipiac University Poll, Governor Christie has an approval rating from the voters in his state with an astounding 74% approving of his job performance.

-While Christie appears to have smooth sailing for re-election, he would lose to Hillary Clinton in 2016 by 49% to 45%. On the other hand, Christie would defeat Governor Cuomo by 54% to 36%.

-In the Virginia Governor's race to be held this year, Democratic Bill Clinton friend Terry McAuliffe is tied with right wing Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli at 38% each.

-President Obama's current approval rating in the latest Gallup Poll is 51% approval vs. 42% disapproval.