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12:33 PM Mar 10th: New Crystal Ball slogan: “Good for Political Junkies. Safe for Children & Pets”
12:35 PM Mar 10th We also keep old slogans: “He who lives by Crystal Ball eats ground glass” & my 32-year class motto: “Politics is a Good Thing”.
10:11 PM Mar 12th Thanks to media on ground in Japan & Libya, serving public. Nice contrast to Gridiron bunch.
12:35 PM Mar 14th Unconventional announcement: Tim Kaine tells a Richmond class he is running for Senate.
12:41 PM Mar 14th Kaine-Allen will be 1 of half-dozen top ’12 Senate races. Appears close at starting gate. Who knows what twists and turns contest will take?
12:43 PM Mar 14th If Kaine-Allen’s nip-&-tuck, POTUS race should be tie-breaker. If Obama wins VA again, Kaine prob wins 2. If R nominee beats O, it’s Allen.
11:27 PM Mar 15th In 40 yrs(1966-2006), 9 of 10 VA GOVs have either run for Senate or had Senate nominations offered. 1 reason? unique 1-term GOV limit
11:31 PM Mar 15th Of course only 3 modern VA GOVs have WON a Senate seat (Robb, Allen, Warner). 1 will have to win Kaine-Allen in 2012.
11:35 PM Mar 15th VA ’12 will be a top race, but let’s resist urge to declare 1 of 33 seats THE race. All seats equal in Senate. VA closest to Beltway press.
11:38 PM Mar 15th As of NOW, top 6 most competitive Senate races of 2012 are: MO, MT, NE, NM, NV, VA. Of course line-up will change a bit over 19 months.