The Only Thing Tightening is McCain’s …

Just checked the RealClearPolitics average of polls and – as I post – it shows Obama up nationally by 7.4%.  In effect, the race has remained relatively stable for the last two weeks.

There are many tighter races to watch.  Here, in the Pacific Nortwest, we are cheering on Democrat Jeff Merkley in a bid to knock off the West’s last Republican Senator, Gordon Smith.  Also, there’s a great Congressional race in Washington state where a progressive favorite – Darcy Burner – is locked in a close race.

What down ticket races are you watching?

4 Responses to “The Only Thing Tightening is McCain’s …”

  1. The big one I’m watching is Al Franken vs. Norm Coleman. It’s a nailbiter according to the polls, and I’ve been a huge fan of Al’s for some time now. I would love to see that guy in the Senate!

    I wish I could say my local congressional race was as interesting, but unfortunately Glenn Nye needs a miracle and a half to beat Thelma Drake. The thing that sucks is that nobody seems to actually like Drake.

  2. DrGail says:

    Here in the Chicago area the biggest race to watch is IL-10, where Dan Seals is in a second match-up against Mark Kirk. Kirk has pretty successfully cast himself as a moderate Republican and has garnered some local newspaper endorsements. But Dan Seals is a really great guy, and he came very close to winning in 2006.

    A potential game-changer is that Barack Obama recorded a warmly endorsing radio spot for Dan Seals. While I wish he had sounded less like he was speaking into a telephone (which I guess he was), it could not have been more full-throated nor are Obama ads supporting candidates anything near a-dime-a-dozen.

    The polls have been close, but what will happen tomorrow in this race is anyone’s guess.

  3. Dynamic says:

    I live veeeery close to where Eric Massa is running, so I’ve been keeping close tabs on that one. I live in Louise Slaughter’s district, and she’s got that on lockdown.

  4. Macswain says:

    Good luck, Dynamic. I just checked Pollster and there are no new polls on Massa/Kuhl. The polls from a few weeks ago all had Massa ahead by 5-7.

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