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Friday, September 01, 2006

Your Daily Prognostication

Via Connecticut Local Politics comes word that WaPo's The Fix has downgraded CT's 4th race from 9 to 17 in the list of top 20 House races to watch. Oddly the races in CT's 2nd and 5th are ranked ahead of the 4th as being more dicey. Out of the five districts, I believe four of them are safe for the incumbents -- 2 Ds and 2 Rs -- with only the 4th being in question.

Chris Shays has recently switched to saying a timeline is needed for Iraq, a shift Phil Maymin is taking credit for. This has nothing to do with Maymin and everything to do with the night sweats Ned Lamont has afflicted upon state Repubs. But Shays is strong right now, having been blessed with Diane Farrell's utter airheadedness of basing her entire campaign around the well-worn "I'm not the other guy" strategy. Why not? It worked so well for Dole in '96 and Kerry in '04. Meanwhile expect Shays to chant "I've been to Iraq 14 times" continuously for the next two months.

Remember folks: If by the end of this race Farrell, Maymin, and Shays aren't sending assassins to murder me in my sleep, then I haven't been doing my job.