Bullseye On His Back
We've got proof that the Democrats are placing a big bullseye on Jimbo's back.
Stu Rothenberg had wrote this in his Monday Column in Roll Call:
This cycle, Democrats are making a major effort to flip a handful of Congressional districts in the state, and they hope that strong Democratic showings at the top of the ticket, combined with a favorable national environment, could net them a seat or two in Congress.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D) will coast to an easy re-election victory, and state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is expected to win the Democratic nomination for governor and crush his eventual GOP opponent in November.
Just based on the numbers, Democrats should have their best shot at GOP Rep. Jim Walsh. Unlike the other six districts Democrats are targeting in the state, Walsh’s Syracuse-centered 25th district was carried by Democratic Sen. John Kerry (Mass.) in 2004, 50 percent to 48 percent.
And the Boston Globe wrote a more general article on the Democrats' plan today (hat tip to tlb).
In really bad news for Jimbo, my sources tell me that the polling in the district shows Spitzer and Hillary with favorability in the area of 60% and Bush with a job approval in the mid-30's. Jimbo may want to reconsider his endorsement for Governor.