March 15, 2002
Who did you say was running for Senate?

Tipper Gore in Tennessee (maybe), and Robert Ray in New Jersey. I'm gonna break my own rule about prognostication (which is: Always wait until the event you're attempting to forecast has already occurred before making your pronouncements) and say there's no way in hell these two get elected. Admittedly, Ray is taking on a tainted candidate in Bob Torricelli, but I don't think New Jersey will care for a former persecutor of Bill Clinton. Besides, you think the Torch will go down without a fight? Ray versus Torricelli would be one seriously ugly and expensive campaign.

UPDATE: Josh Marshall, who knows a lot more about these things than I do, says Tipper is seriously considering it. I really should know better than to make predictions.

UPDATE: Turns out I was right after all - Tipper has decided not to run. Thus, I stand by my original prediction that she will not get elected. Whew!

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 15, 2002 to Election 2002