Sunday, March 2, 2008

Lunsford Rated As Only A "Tier II" Challenger To McConnell

Bruinkid of Swing State Project has announced new Senate race rankings, and by the looks of it, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell doesn't have much to worry about, at least not yet.

With Bruce Lunsford listed as McConnell's likely opponent, the match-up is listed in "Tier II", which consists of "races that could become top tier races, but are not at this point." "Tier I", in contrast, "are the races where there is a serious challenger to the incumbent (or at least the incumbent's party, in cases of retirement), where the party holding the seat has a real shot of switching."

Bruinkid notes that "the Democratic establishment seems to have coalesced around wealthy businessman Bruce Lunsford, who's lost several primaries before, and ticked off a lot of Democrats by endorsing Fletcher over Ben Chandler (D) for Governor back in 2003 after losing the primary to Chandler." Bruinkid adds that "[t]he blogs" -- that, is the Demo-blogs -- "are, ah, less than pleased."

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