Skip to comments.Kansas Governor: Sebelius Lead Narrows (Rasmussen poll)
Posted on 09/03/2006 12:09:23 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Now that Republican State Senator Jim Barnett has won the August 1 primary, Governor Kathleen Sebelius leads her challenger 48% to 37%, a drop from seventeen percentage points to eleven.
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I'm still clueless as to how she got elected in the first place.
This is a good sign. Hopefully, Kansas Freepers are doing their part to turn this race around.
A nasty Republican primary was one reason.
Didn't seem any more nasty than most.
RINOs didn't get their nominee in '02, so they Schundlered OUR candidate. Bennett might do as well as Ernie Istook in OK, but to get past the finish line is a tall order.
Yeah - one should always mention while regarding Kansas politics, we actually have a healthy 3 party system.
Eh. I half-hope that Sebellius wins just so Sam Brownback will have an office to run for in 2010 when he's self-term limited out of the Senate.
I mean, I want us to win, but I just don't see how he'll overcome her lead given her high approval ratings and the general tide of the nation.
Considering you consistently refuse to support people you consider RINO's (which is pretty much anybody you just don't like, regardless of their voting record/recorded views etc), it seems to me you have very little room to criticize folks who don't get their way and refuse to vote/vote for the other guy who are members of the same party.
Brownback? Brownback is pro illegal! Sebelius is bad enough.
Healthy ain't quite the word I would use. ;-)
I hope Brownback runs for Senate again. A couple years later, perhaps he can be persuaded to run again like Lott or Kyl. I don't want Sebelius in the Senate.
Congressman Jerry Moran will probably run in 2010 for the Senate, and I believe he will probably dispatch Sebelius. I think a good parallel to that contest would probably be NH when Bob Smith was replaced with John Sununu, Jr. and he beat outgoing Gov. Jeanne Shaheen in '02.
If Barnett can even hold her to 45% or less, he will have damaged her aspirations for Federal office (be it Senate or national ticket). That he now has her under 50% is a very encouraging sign.
Brownback is one of the finest men to have ever served in the Senate. I'm not even going to bother defending him, he doesn't need it.
I never thought of Sebelius running for Senate, that could be bad news.
That said, D Governors running in red/swing states have a lousy record of making the transition, i.e. Shaheen in NH, Knowles in AK. It's different electing a 'populist' democrat as your governor then electing one to run your FP and approve judges. I think she'd still lose.
But yah, I don't wish her luck or anything, I'm just not optimistic, and I do think Brownback is someone who should be a leader for a long time to come, so I'd like to see him in office. I don't see him being able to win the nomination and the general this time around, but I think he'd be an excellent VP pick, especially if the nominee is someone conservatives have doubts about (i.e. McCain and Giuliani, or to a lesser extent, Romney).
Boy, NH went as perfect as you could get. Plus we didn't lose the NH-1 house seat.
Fortunately, it was a good year to run in, with the national reaction against the Democrat obstructionist Senate and the Wellstone funer-ally. Picked up the Governorship in NH and gargantuan legislative majorities. Sadly, Gov. Craig Benson was a bust, and that contributed to Dubya losing NH in '04 (we might well have lost that open House seat that year).