Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Quote of the Day: If We Lose Heather Wilson ...
A well-connected Republican source who was running through the most competitive House races this morning said, "If we lose Heather Wilson, we lose the House." The explanation was that Wilson has faced tough reelection races in the past and so knows what she's up against. She's aggressive, knows how to fight for her seat, and raises plenty of money. The reasoning is that if she is knocked off this year, there is little hope for incumbents facing their first real challenge. At the end of September, polls had Wilson tied with New Mexico's attorney general Patricia Madrid. Recent polls give Madrid an edge of about 8 points.
(Tip o' the hat to KathyF, Democrat Abroad, who blogs at What Do I Know?)
Amazing, even the sour Kate O'Beirne is admitting the realities! The thing we must avoid is getting complacent. So many races, including Madrid's, are still really too close to call. We all need to get out there and make it happen or we'll be forever regretting that we didn't.
Posted by: Old Dem | Oct 18, 2006 12:12:54 PM
If we lose Heather Wilson all thinking humans will be celebrating. Believe it.
Posted by: Red or Green | Oct 18, 2006 4:32:34 PM