Monday, September 22, 2008

Hulshof Gaining Steam

A poll released today by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch showed Republican Kenny Hulshof gaining on Democrat Jay Nixon in the race for governor.  In the previous P-D poll taken in July (while the family squabble with Sarah Steelman still raged on) Nixon had a seventeen point lead.  Now it is only seven points, 50%-43%.  And there's a 3.5% margin for error.

Tuesday is six weeks before election day.  There's still time for Hulshof to salvage the race.

Farther down the ballot, there's a mixed bag for the GOP.  Peter Kinder has a big lead for reelection as lieutenant governor and Brad Lager has an 8 point lead in the race for treasurer.  But Benedict Arnold (a.k.a. Chris Koster) leads Mike Gibbons 46% to 40% in the attorney general's race and Robin Carnahan leads Brad Lager by eleven.

Again, Tuesday - tomorrow - is six weeks before election day.  With the presidential ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin energizing the Republican base, November 4, 2008, could be a good day for Missouri after all . . . but we're a long way and a lot of hard work away from victory right now.

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