Ever wonder what Jeff Smith is up to? Well, when the disgraced former State Senator isn't writing a book, he's posting on twitter... but not really. He's e-mailing tweets to one of his former aides, who is putting them up on the net.Jeff Smith fell from grace - really far down, in fact - but the system worked. He was held responsible for his actions.
Now it's time for Jeff Smith to rebuild. But for another Missouri politician, it looks like things are just about to fall apart. Kansas City Prime Buzz has written a great piece about how the Massachusetts Senate contest bears ill tidings for Ike Skelton.
In a state that hasn't been had a Republican in the Senate for decades, the race is looking very close in Massachusetts. It's close enough that the Cook Political Report has changed its classification to 'tossup'. Attached is the following quote:
If Democrats are just scraping by in Massachusetts, the thinking goes, how can congressional Democrats in legitimate swing states feel the least bit safe?
We're guessing they, but particularly Ike Skelton, can't. He hasn't had a real challenger in years, and now that voters are keying in on his liberal voting record, he has a tough year to look forward to.