Guest Column by Dannyboy
The Warner of the Week goes to the Phil Kellam Campaign.
Now, I know many bloggers, especially of the GOP variety, were
not-so-enthused by Phil's performance at the debate recently. But that sure
hasn't slowed down his campaign. The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza has
updated his list of "House races most likely to change party control in the
November election." And Kellam is now at number 19th. Sure, it's an the
end of the list, but just being on that list is great news for the Kellam
team. And more great news just recently. In April, the Cook Political
Report said the 2nd was "likely" to stay red. In May, Cook changed his
mind, and said that it was only "leaning" Republican. Now, the race is one
of the few in which an incumbent Republican's chances to win are considered
to be a "toss-up."
According to analyst Amy Walter, "This is a treacherous political climate
for Republicans. She cannot count on the president or the national party to
help her out. She is one of the few targeted GOP races in the country
without at least $1 million in the bank."
As a matter fact, Kellam is that far away from Thelma Drake as far as funds are concerned, and he solidly out-raised her last quarter.
This has been a good week for Kellam. I feel the Warner is deserved.
Feel free to flame below. Just to warn you, I'm starting to become immune