Senate '08: News roundup

It's been a busy week in the Senate race - not even counting the massive coverage of Gordon Smith's misleading ad linking himself to Barack Obama. Here's a round-up of other news this week:


  • TAL (unverified)

    Does anyone know how Gordon Smith voted on the FISA bill this past week? I'd be curious to know. Thanks.

  • Urban Planning Overlord (unverified)

    Gordon Smith - (D-Oregon).

    Would Blue Oregon be OK with that?

    I think it's academic - the Bend Bulletin is more than a mite paranoid.

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    FISA: Gordon Smith, Yes. Ron Wyden, No.

  • Mike Schryver (unverified)

    "Is Smith, if re-elected, going to pull a Westlund? If nothing else, such a move would ensure him a spot in the majority party — not that we’d even hint that either Westlund or Smith might be motivated by self-interest."

    I doubt that Smith is going to change parties. He certainly isn't voting like someone who plans to. As for Ben Westlund, I've spoken to him in person, and if his change-of-heart wasn't sincere, he's one of the best actors I've ever seen.

  • James X. (unverified)

    Pollster dates that poll to late May.

  • JHL (unverified)

    When it comes to political transformation, there are big differences between Ben Westlund and Gordon Smith.

    Gordon Smith makes this transformation right on cue every 6 years.

    Ben Westlund went to Salem with an open mind and a willingness to learn about the issues... He doesn't re-indulge in conservatism when he's on an off-year; he's stuck to his guns.

    <h2>Ben Westlund is on a progressive journey; Gordon Smith is on a electoral merry-go-round.</h2>
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