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Rep. George Nethercutt, who has been riding the fence about whether or not to challenge the two-term senator, isn’t confirming anything, but Allen and his people on the National Republican Senatorial Committee aren’t denying it, either.
Nethercutt was the second-best hope for the GOP after Rep. Jennifer Dunn took a pass on the challenge, but he had been publicly leery of jumping into the race.
Allen made commitments of fundraising help, however, and the White House seemed supportive enough to push Nethercutt over the edge.
An established political name was seen as critical to downing Murray given the fundraising necessary to defeat an incumbent, especially in a liberal-voting state like Washington.
That said, Washington is seen a potential swing state for Republicans in 2004 if the issues fall right, and despite Nethercutt’s conservative voting record, he is a popular in-state political figure, particularly in rural areas.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?