November 7, 2006
What Are You Waiting For?
Bill Kristol on Fox seems sure the Republicans have lost the Senate. He expects the remaining votes in Missouri will go against Sen. Jim Talent, an evangelical. That would also seem to bode ill for the effort to stem embryonic stem-cell research there. We'll see.
Meanwhile the House race in west suburban Chicago remains our only outstanding Race to Watch. The Republican, State Sen. Peter Roskam, an evangelical, campaigned hard against illegal immigration. Democrat Tammy Duckworth hit Roskam hard on his opposition to embryonic stem-cell research. This district may reassert its conservative credentials if it bucks the nationwide Democratic trend. Roskam is holding onto a two-point lead.
I still have an eye on South Dakota, where the same-sex marriage ban just can't get above 52 percent. Will South Dakota be the state with the lowest voter support for this kind of ban? If so, why?