Archive for the ‘Senate’ Category

Gilibrand Airs Attack Ad

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has aired her first campaign attack ad against Republican Joe DioGuardi:

I think Chuck Todd is right when he reasons that this ad could bring up his name ID which isn’t hard to do since no one has heard from him.

Rand Paul for Senate

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Rand Paul, Ron Paul’s son, announced on The Rachel Maddow show that he is forming an exploratory comittee to run for the United States Senate.

Rand Paul has owned his own business, performing eye surgery in Bowling Green, KY, for 18 years. He is also the founder of the Southern Kentucky Lions Eye Clinic, an organization that performs eye exams and surgery for less fortunate patients.

Rand Paul is also the founder of the Kentucky Taxpayers United (KTU) in 1994. KTU rates the state legislature’s tax honesty and helps promote the Americans for Tax Reform taxpayer pledge, to oppose any and all marginal income tax increases and any reduction in tax deductions.

Rand Paul has a large amount of experience working with his father Ron Paul on his 1988 Presidential Campaign.

Rand Paul sounds very much like his father politically. The issues section of his website has sections on guns, bailouts, inflation, taxes and debt, national defense, privacy and liberty, soveirgnty, veterans, home schooling, veterans and energy innovation. Many of his positions are expressed in a libertarian direction similar to his father Ron Paul. The only section on his website that is the section on sovereignty which expresses to much fear of international organizations. His website focuses a lot on government spending which is an out of control problem right now.

Arlen Specter Bolts the GOP

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Arlen Specter, Senator from Pennsylvania, has announced he is about to jump ship from the Republican Party to become a member of the Democratic Party. It seems a large part of the reason Arlen Specter left the Republican Party was because he was being challenged in the Republican primary by Pat Toomey and his Club for Growth posse.

This will make the Democrats reach the magic number of 60. 60 is a magic number because if the Democrats have 60 votes in the Senate they will theoretically be able to end a filibuster by getting a cloture vote at any time. Democrats will not always stick together on the party line so the 60 votes does not automatically mean the Democrats will be pushing through their agenda. Arlen Specter’s switch from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party clearly does increase the Democrats’ membership in the Senate by 1.69% which certainly helps the Democrats.

Update:Video from Notes From A Different Kitchen