Senate Guru Goes On Strike for Kay Hagan!

{Update: We’re up to $335!  You’ve responded amazingly.  Can we get to $500?  Just another $165.  We can do it!  If you can swing it, send Hagan $25 right now via the Expand the Map! ActBlue page.}You read that right.  The Senate Guru is going on strike for Kay Hagan!  Currently, on the Expand the Map! ActBlue page, Hagan is at $50 raised.  Well, the Guru will not write another post until Hagan has crossed the $300 mark.  That’s right!  The Guru is on strike until the community contributes another $250 to Hagan.Contributions to Hagan will be money very well spent.  Hagan’s primary victory last Tuesday gave her a great deal of momentum; and, the most recent poll actually sees her in a statistical dead heat with (actually, with a one point lead over) the contemptible Elizabeth Dole.  Hagan is well-positionedto make the North Carolina Senate race a top tier battle.  But she needs our help with raising the resources necessary to cut through Dole’s spin.We can help make this a top tier race.  I feel strongly enough about that that I’m willing to go on strike until we reach the $300 mark for her on the Expand the Map! ActBlue page.  C’mon, whether it’s ten wonderful people giving $25 each or one generous soul chipping in $250, I want to see the Senate Guru community step up to help Hagan and put Dole on notice.
by: you @ soon


Shortest strike ever!Anyway new poll out in Michigan from Rasmussen.  Suprisingly Levin is stomping his opposition.  No way!

Levin: 54%
Hoogendyk: 37%…

by: Sean @ Sun May 11, 2008 at 20:58:02 PM CDT

To reply to my own post,

Those Michigan numbers look a little suspicious to me, Levin probably has/should have a much larger lead.  If you look at the corresponding presidential poll in Michigan (also by Rasmussen), Obama and McCain are statistically tied…also suspicious.

by: Sean @ Sun May 11, 2008 at 21:00:45 PM CDT

by: you @ soon

Not too disimilar from 2002

In 2002, Levin beat his GOP opponent 61-38.  If you assume that many of the undecideds will stick with the Democratic incumbent out of familiarity in a Democratic-leaning state and you account for an Obama turnout bump, the 54-37 poll could easily duplicate the 61-38 2002 result.

by: Senate Guru @ Sun May 11, 2008 at 22:03:37 PM CDT

Regarding the Michigan Rasmussen poll

I can’t believe that Jack Hoogendyk scored that well. Levin should take at least two-thirds of the votes this November.


by: jimmich @ Mon May 12, 2008 at 08:17:14 AM CDT

by: you @ soon


By the time I saw this you are off the picket line again. I guess you have some pretty pro-union employers Guru ;)Very effective technique though. Let’s hope you have a lot of rich readers though to keep you off strike if you try that trick again beacuse I don’t know what I would do without the Guru.

by: Populista @ Sun May 11, 2008 at 22:05:20 PM CDT

by: you @ soon

Perfect Storm

If NC stays competitive, I have this feeling its not going to stop. With so many Republicans senators polling under 50% approval ratings, with the NSCC lagging so far behind in dollars raised, and with the general mood of the country behind the Democrats, the perfect storm is forming. Its possible we’ll see 10+ GOP senate seats at least leaning GOP as we approach the election.

by: platypus @ Mon May 12, 2008 at 07:34:48 AM CDT

by: you @ soon

Broke 500 – Strike is over!

Get back to work!!!!

Click here for the new senate guru blog…

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