November 03, 2005
2006 Statewide Campaign Update
Bo Heyward doesn't use expensive polling firms to get his positive results. As an outcome of his rather direct approach, he finds himself leading in the US Senate polling race with a whopping 100%. Meanwhile, fellow outrider candidate Jeff Moder says that his campaign is gaining in strength and in "Moder voters." (IMHO, gimmicks like this work much better than you might realize.) As for the "big-name" candidates: yawn. I'm still backing Bob, but nothing's really happening at the moment.
There is news, however, in the 2006 gubernatorial race: Jim Henry has officially bowed out. I learned this from TeamGOP's blog, and you can find reactions by Bob Krumm, Brian Hornback, Pensieri, and John Norris Brown, among others. Beth Harwell's candidacy remains an unknown. Fred Thompson seems to be a nice pipe dream for anxious Republicans, but I haven't seen any evidence that he's going to run. Someone just asked me the other day whether or not Congressman Zach Wamp will. I wonder, too. Again, I have no evidence to present, but the question is out there. I can say this: if Zach were to run for Governor, he would avoid a lot of awkward conversations about a decision to run for re-election to Congress after his self-imposed term limit had come to pass. He might even come across as a little heroic, although I don't consider him to be "statewide material."
The only officially declared Republican candidate for Governor, Carl Twofeathers Whitaker, hasn't been able to hold a website down. This is the second link (of two) that has broken since I started this blog. A quick Google search turned up what I guess is the newest online home for the campaign. His new host is a neo-Confederate activist.
Elections | By joe lance | 10:46 AM