Baseball Crank
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September 7, 2003
POLITICS: Double or Nothing

The GOP's hopes of picking up Senate seats to solidify the majority got brighter today when John Edwards announced that he would not seek re-election so he could focus on his campaign for the presidency, notwithstanding his complete failure to get any traction in polls in the first three primary states (including neighboring South Carolina). Of course, Edwards was far from a sure thing to get re-elected anyway, but the Republicans now have to be favored to pick this one up.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:15 PM | Politics 2002-03 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Very happy (but surprised) to see that Edwards has decided not to run for re-election to the Senate. He was probably the only person who could keep the seat in the Dems' hands. I guess he thinks he has a real shot at the White House, but it seems as if that's only possible if the powers that be see him as the only candidate who can win some Southern states, and somehow block Dean...and, as you said, JE was by no means a lock for another term in his home state.

BTW I have added a link to your site on my blog.

Posted by: John Salmon at September 8, 2003 4:28 AM
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