Joe Sudbay (DC), AmericaBlog.com: The latest SurveyUSA poll in Kentucky shows Mitch McConnell leading his Democratic opponent, Bruce Lunsford, by just a 50% - 46% margin.
Mitch McConnell is in BIG trouble. He's already spent millions on t.v., which he started running last November according to the Associated Press -- yet, he's barely breaking 50%. Sure McConnell has a huge campaign war chest, but his opponent is a multi-millionaire who can self-finance part of the race.
Clearly, McConnell's obstructionist antics in the Senate aren't doing much for his stature in his home state. Let's hope Mitch keeps it up. He's going to have to work extra hard and spend even more money just to defend his own seat. And, it's not a sure thing at all. That means less time campaigning and raising money for his other endangered GOP colleagues.
There used to be an "unwritten rule" in the Senate that the leaders weren't targeted by leaders on the other side. That ended when the GOP went after Tom Daschle:
Senate Republican leaders broke an unwritten rule about campaigning directly against an opposition leader and targeted Daschle for defeat, charging that he was an obstructionist liberal in a moderate's clothing.
Now, it's their turn.