Monday, October 20, 2008
We are now 15 days out from the election and the news is starting to really pick up. I saw two polls this morning from the north Mississippi congressional race between Travis Childers(D) and Greg Davis(R). One had Davis up by a 47-46 margin and the other one had Childers up 51-42. It pains me to say it but I think the one with Childers up by 9 is more accurate. I just dont think GOPers in the Tupelo area will vote for Davis in two weeks. Now lets move on to the south Alabama open congressional race in district 2. Bobby Bright(D) scored a huge coup today when State Senator Harri Anne Smith(R) endorsed him over Jay Love(R). Ms Smith ran against Mr Love in the GOP primary three months ago and apparently Mr Love hurt her feelings during that race. But the news isnt all that bad for Mr Love. Last week financial reports were filed and it said he has four or five times as much money left going down the stretch as Mr Bright does and swingstateproject.com moved the seat from a toss-up to lean republican over the weekend. So Mr Bright desperately needed this endorsement today. Final tidbit is two new polls released over the weekend in Florida. The poll conducted by surveyusa shows John McCain up 49-47 over Obama in the sunshine state. The other poll was conducted by the Tarrance Group and it shows Tom Rooney(R) up by a 52-25 margin over Congressman Tim Mahoney(D).