Dayton v. Kennedy

Returning Senator Mark Dayton to the Ranks of the Idle Rich in 2006

3/31/2005

"Empowered"

Regular readers know that we are interested not only in Minnesota's 2006 Senate race, but in expanding the Republican Senate majority elsewhere. There is an extraordinary opportunity to do exactly that right next door in North Dakota. Peter Savodnik writes an interesting piece on this potential blockbuster race by weaving in the politics of ranching and Social Security. From The Hill:

Republicans in Washington have said privately that their only hope of beating Conrad, in his fourth term, is Hoeven, who recently won his second term as governor with more than 70 percent of the vote.

These Republicans add that North Dakota should be a ripe target, given that the state strongly backed Bush in 2000 and 2004. Also, many in the GOP have said that they feel empowered by last year’s defeat of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D) in neighboring South Dakota.


But dude, Republicans don't get "empowered". Definite liberal adjective there, Pete. Next time try "emboldened", "confident", "expectant", or even "upbeat".

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