February 18, 2009

MI-11: Blue District

The folks at Swing State Project have done an incredible job tabulating the Presidential vote by Congressional District.  And, as they continue to plug away at the nation's 435 districts, they've finally gotten to the Michigan Eleventh.

The result:  Barack Obama, 196,909; John McCain, 163,190.

In 2004, George Bush won the district by four points.  In 2008, Barack Obama won by more than nine.  That's a thirteen point swing towards the good guys.

Couple this with Thad's dismal reelection numbers, and it is clear that McCotter is a top target for 2010.  This race is eminently winnable, and we will get it done.

February 7, 2009

Draft Glenn Anderson For Congress Movement Mounting

Draft Glenn Anderson For Congress has a Facebook group.  With 101 members, it's a sizable movement.  Even more notable than its size is its most notable member:  State Rep. Richard LeBlanc.

If you recall, Rep. LeBlanc was a 5th on our Cattle Call when I previewed the odds of the race last time around.  This obviously means that LeBlanc will not be running, but says something something even more important about the race:  Senator Anderson has his first significant endorsement before even deciding to run.

I've had the privilege of speaking with Senator Anderson a couple of times over the past month or so through my work at WSDP - Plymouth.  He was a very engaging interview, and seemed to genuinely care about the issues he was talked about.

This is not an endorsement from me (even though the Facebook group does list this as its homepage.)  No, I'd like to see how the field shakes out before making a decision.  But I can say that Senator Anderson would be a great candidate, and would be more than capable of taking out Thaddeus.