Moving on Up
Reporters are suckered as much by first impressions as anyone. North Carolina state Sen. Kay Hagan, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole this ...
Reporters are suckered as much by first impressions as anyone. North Carolina state Sen. Kay Hagan, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole this fall, took the time to meet with washingtonpost.com political blogger Chris Cillizza the other day, who was impressed enough to move her up to Number 8 on his list of Senate seats most likely to switch hands:
Having now met Hagan in person, we can testify that she is a talented candidate and, as a woman, will be in a better position than 2002 nominee Erskine Bowles to attack Dole aggressively.
In another Senate race featuring a candidate from Governing's world, Cillizza also notes that yet another poll shows Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich leading Ted Stevens, who has represented Alaska almost since statehood. Under the surprising headline, "Obama's Coattails in Alaska?", Cillizza reports that the poll shows McCain leading Obama there by only 44 to 42 percent. I have a hard time believing that, but we shall see.
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