RI Senate ’06

Early Review of Primary Mistake

By Carroll Andrew Morse | August 29, 2007 |

And speaking of books, the American Spectator has an early review of Steve Laffey’s forthcoming book on the 2006 Rhode Island Senate campaign, Primary Mistake: How the Washington Republican Establishment Lost Everything in 2006 (and Sabotaged My Senatorial Campaign)…A good portion of Primary Mistake is devoted to Laffey coming to terms with why, as an…

Senate ‘06 Footnote: FEC Says Matt Brown Did Nothing Illegal

By Carroll Andrew Morse | May 1, 2007 |

From Kate Bramson of the Projo’s 7-to-7 blog…The Federal Election Commission says that the Democratic Party in three states did not break federal campaign contribution laws when they gave money to Rhode Island U.S. Senate candidate Matt Brown last year. The Democratic Party in Hawaii, Maine and Massachusetts funneled a total of $25,000 to Brown,…

Chafee/Bolton/Republican Party Footnote

By Carroll Andrew Morse | December 7, 2006 |

For those still unconvinced that the national Republicans were as clueless as they seemed in this past election cycle, one convincing piece of evidence comes from syndicated columnist Robert Novak. Unbelievably, the White House was surprised by Senator Lincoln Chafee’s intransigence on confirming John Bolton as United Nations Ambassador…The fecklessness at the White House in…

Bleeding the (Blue)blood out of the New England GOP

By Marc Comtois | November 30, 2006 |

First, the New York Times focuses the soft-filter lense on the now dwindling ranks of GOP moderates in New England and : It was a species as endemic to New England as craggy seascapes and creamy clam chowder: the moderate Yankee Republican. Dignified in demeanor, independent in ideology and frequently blue in blood, they were…

110th Senate Committee Assignments for Senators Reed and Whitehouse

By Carroll Andrew Morse | November 14, 2006 |

According to John E. Mulligan on the Projo’s Political Scene blog, committee assignments have been determined for the 110th Congress. Senator-elect Sheldon Whitehouse has received seats on…Environment and Public WorksJudiciarySelect Committee on IntelligenceBudgetTwo quick thoughts: 1) With the appointment to the Judiciary Committee, it looks like some of the spotlight will continue to be on…

Senator Chafee: The Gift That Keeps on Giving, Again & Again

By Donald B. Hawthorne | November 13, 2006 |

Here we go again… After the post entitled Senator Chafee: The Gift That Keeps on Giving, most of us thought the psychodramas would die down. Silly us. With a H/T to Jim in the comments section of the earlier post, comes the Investor Business Daily editorial Lincoln’s Assassination. Then there was Holding to the Center,…

Goose, Meet Gander

By Carroll Andrew Morse | November 13, 2006 |

From yesterday’s Meet the Press interview transcript with Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut…MR. RUSSERT: Jim Jeffords of Vermont crossed over and joined the Democrats. SEN. LIEBERMAN: Yeah. MR. RUSSERT: And they gave — they gave him his committee chairmanship. SEN. LIEBERMAN: Yeah. MR. RUSSERT: You’re, you’re not ruling that out at some future time? SEN.…

Senator Chafee: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

By Donald B. Hawthorne | November 11, 2006 |

I previously wrote about the policy reasons behind my decision not to vote for either Chafee or Whitehouse in this week’s U.S. Senate race. Then there was the word that Chafee might not stay a Republican after all. Now comes the re-affirmation that Chafee will indeed continue to block the nomination of John Bolton: Sen.…

So it comes down to this…

By Marc Comtois | November 6, 2006 |

Don is going to “No Vote” and Justin is going to hold his nose and color in the Whitehouse arrow. I admire them for their ideological courage and consistency and for their honest explanations of why they’re doing what they’re doing. Immediately after the primary, I was resigned toward the “pragmatic” solution of holding my…

Keep Chafee… Out of the Senate

By Justin Katz | November 6, 2006 |

That is the slogan that will determine my vote tomorrow. Under the present circumstances, there could be no worse outcome than to reinforce Republicans’ belief that we must keep them in power regardless of their beliefs and behavior. Frankly, I disagree with Orson Scott Card. “A chance” that Republicans will get the War on Terror…

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