Just heard from a GOP strategist, handicapping the Senate and House races in ’06. Bottom line is they predict “no doubt” they will keep control of the Senate and “we will certainly keep the majority in the House”, adding, “This is not 1994.” A sense that these will be local races, not an overriding national theme. This person noted that bloggers “had a major impact” in the elections of ’04, “have changed the way campaigns are conducted.”
Just got briefing from Patrick Ruffini, the eCampaign director here at the NC. He echoes the above theme. There are 24.7 million blogs — 30% of Internet users visited a blog in 2005. New local blogs – for candidates — have cropped up, drawing national-sized audiences, like Kennedy vs. the Machine, being used by Mark Kennedy, Senate candidate in Minnesota. Blogs create an opportunity to interact directly with newsmakers (and voters), no filter.
Are about to hear from another strategist here on some polling data. Will update on that later, and do an overall wrap-up later today.
Latest posts by NAM (see all)
- Manufacturers Win Several Website Design Awards - June 15, 2011
- China Makes Commitments on Trade, Intellectual Property - December 16, 2010
- ITC Details Widespread Theft of Intellectual Property in China - December 14, 2010