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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Political junkies ahoy!

Barry Rascovar's Gazette column of June 2 contains a rundown on the competitive State Senate races this year. He lists a number of seats that the Democrats might lose and mentions only one endangered Republican seat (the one now held by Sandra Schrader in LD13). He puts it in the "swing" category now, but adds that the Schrader seat would surely fall to Jim Robey if she is chosen to be Ehrlich's running mate. (With the filing deadline being July 3, the Ehrlich decision on that can't be far away.)

Rascovar also seems to be of the opinion that, with eight vacancies and given who's running or might be running to fill them, the next Senate will likely be somewhat more independent of Senate President Mike Miller than now. That, in my opinion, would be a good thing.