Skip to comments.Poll: Kansas Governor race
Posted on 10/16/2006 6:18:54 PM PDT by ClintonfatiguedEdited on 10/16/2006 6:25:54 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Kathleen Selebius 55%; Jim Barnett 42%
A poll by Rasmussen Reports from about a week ago has Selebius leading by 48% to 39%, although I'm currently unable to find it.
I think that this race is still in contention. It's more important than it looks because IMHO Selebius has national ambitions (U.S. Senate or the Vice Presidency).
She's toast for Senate. Blue Governors in Red States have a lousy record of winning races for Senate when national issues (i.e. WOT and Judges) become important.
She could be an attractive VP pick for some people, but it certainly won't be for Hillary. Edwards won't pick her either because he's as 'good looking' (slimy, but good looking slimy) as she is and it'll start all sorts of rumors about affairs and stuff. Yes, it'll be silly, and yes, it's not fair that it only happens to attractive people, but it'll happen.
I could see her being a VP pick for someone like Feingold. But unless the nutroots has even more influence in the party then they currently do, he'll go nowhere.
Anyhow, I could see this being a sleeper race, but it certainly doesn't look good. Does anybody remember how she won in 2002 in the first place? Who the heck did we run against her? I'm guessing he either ran the worst campaign in the history of the planet or was slightly less abrasive then Alexander Haig in the personality department.
The GOP primary was a nasty race between the dirty RINO and real conservative, who won. The then incumbent GOP Governor, Bill Graves refused to support the real conservative.
Are you saying Hillary's radical sister has national ambition?
There are signs that she does. Scary thought, the Hillary Clinton of the Midwest. At the very least, Pat Roberts may retire in 2008 (when he'll be 72) and Sam Brownback will definitely retire in 2010.
Kansas conservatives should work for Jim Barnett as if their lives depend on it.
I wasn't there, but it don't seem to me that the moderate/conservative or social/fiscal conservative divide is enough to explain it. Kansas is a very, very red state, and those things have happened before and not caused the same result. There had to be something else going on.
Or maybe not, but it sure seems like it to me.
I think Roberts will run again, and I hate to say this, but I hope Brownback breaks his pledge and runs again. He'd still win, and he's such a valuable voice in the Senate.
I wouldn't mind seeing him President, but I don't see how he'll win.
Some conservative groups made attacks on the personal life of Shallenberger's RINO primary opponent, then-state Attorney General Carla Stovall. She withdrew from the race, but hard feelings remained towards Shallengerger, even though he did not make the attacks. Many former Stovall backers supported Selebius.
The RINO's in Kansas are really bad, especially the country clubbers in Johnson County.
If you're right then her lead is widening.
It's more important than it looks because IMHO Selebius has national ambitions (U.S. Senate or the Vice Presidency).
Dennis Moore will run for the Senate in 2008. I don't think they'll want a primary fight so I think Sebelius will finish her second term and run for Brownback's seat.
She beat Tim Shallenberger. Not the most inspirational of candidates but far from abrasive. Shallenberger was a victim of the split in the Kansas Republican party.
Truse me, it is. We really have 3 political parties here, not 2.