Skip to comments.Battleground Senate Races, Website Links
Posted on 09/12/2002 8:50:57 PM PDT by patriciaruth
"Pray as if it all depended on God; work as if it all depended on you."
Close, possible pickups: South Dakota, Missouri, Georgia, New Jersey and Minnesota.
Possible losses: Arkansas, New Hampshire, Texas, North Carolina
If lightening strikes, may pickup: Iowa
South Dakota: John Thune, current Congressman, (articulate, affable, attractive in an August debate with Johnson) running against Tim Johnson, current Senator.
Last poll: 40%-40% announced just before the debate
Link to www.johnthune.com
John Thune for South Dakota
P.O. Box 516
Sioux Falls, SD 57101
New Jersey: Doug Forrester (bio: former assistant state treasurer, now small businessman and university instructor) is running against Senator Robert Torricelli, who got a reprimand from the Senate Ethics Committee and may be vulnerable. Forrester creamed the Torch in a recent debate, and he was ahead of Torricelli in the last poll.
Link to www.forrester2002.com
Forrester 2002, Inc.
3535 Quakerbridge Road, Suite 400
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Minnesota: Norm Coleman, former mayor of St. Paul, running against Paul Wellstone, current Senator.
Link to www.colemanforsenate.com
Coleman for U.S. Senate
1410 Energy Park Dr, Ste. 11
St. Paul, MN 55108-9865
New Hampshire: U.S. Representative John Sununu, son of former Governor, defeated current Senator Bob Smith in the September 10th primary and faces current Democrat governor, Jean Shaneen, in the general election for Senator. (Smith disaffected too many Republicans when he changed his party registration to Independent a few years ago and then changed his mind and came back.) Sununu has less than two months to knit the party back together for the general election to retain the seat against a tough opponent, who probably would have defeated Smith.
Link to www.johnsununu.org
PO Box 500
Rye, NH 03870
Missouri: Jim Talent, former Congressman from St. Louis, against current Senator Jean Carnahan (who was appointed when her dead husband narrowly "won" in 2000 election over John Ashcroft). There is talk that if Talent wins he may be allowed to take the seat immediately.
last Zogby poll: Talent 47%-46% Carnahan
Link to www.talentforsenate.com
Jim Talent for Senate
9433 Olive Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63132
Arkansas: Senator Tim Hutchinson challenged strongly by state attorney general Mark Pryor. Sen. Hutchinson, a former Baptist minister, is in trouble for reelection because of his divorce and remarriage after winning the Senate seat in 1996 on a platform of family values. He won his primary by 70% against another Christian conservative so the voters may be starting to forgive him, but he was down 10 points in an August poll. Without help, this is our most likely loss.
Link to www.tim2002.com
Hutchinson for Senate
PO Box 998
Rogers, AR 72756
Georgia: U.S. Rep. Saxby Chambliss against current Senator Max Cleland.
Link to www.saxby.org
Texas: State Attorney General John Cornynis running close in the polls to Democrat Ron Kirk, former mayor of Dallas. Current Senator Phil Graham is retiring. Democrat Kirk is getting lots of financial support from outside the state because he is black and because Democrats want to embarrass Bush in his home state of Texas.
Link to www.johncornyn.com
John Cornyn for Senate, Inc.
P.O. Box 13026
Austin, Texas 78711
Iowa: U.S. Representative Greg Ganske is challenging current Senator Tom Harkin. Although he was behind in last poll, he may gain ground with the ad campaign in urban areas.
Link to www.elizabethdole.org
Dole 2002 Committee
P.O. Box 2109
Salisbury, NC 28145-9982
I was having trouble uploading www.saxby.org, which is why I don't have a postal address for Chambliss. If anyone has a better URL for that race, please post it.
PLEASE PING your friends who might be able to help. And please BUMP this thread so that it is brought to the attention of as many FReepers as possible.
Finally, will those who run across polls for these races please post them here, or if you see another Senate race where we are in trouble please let us know.
If he has some realistic chance, I'd be happy to send to him instead of to Elizabeth.
Also, are there any races you believe are worth more consideration?
I think that the Democrats have made a HUGE error in shifting the debate to Iraq in the last two months before the election. And I think it means that some places we couldn't have anticipated before as being vulnerable, like West Virginia, will come into play as a result of this stupid tactical move by the Dims.
I am seriously considering your call to donate to the West Virginia race. I'm not a fat cat, so it won't be a lot, but maybe others will consider supporting your candidate.
I'll go to his website and check him out.
Boy, am I a soft touch.:-)
Friends of Jay Wolfe Committee
PO Box 89
Salem, WV 26426
Can you tell me which address is the best?
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