November 16, 2002
WHO PUT THE HORSE HEAD IN HIS BED?::GOP's Terrell builds support in her runoff with Landrieu (Ralph Z. Hallow, 11/15/02, THE WASHINGTON TIMES)
Louisiana Gov. Mike Foster, a Republican who earlier had threatened to back Mrs. Landrieu, yesterday said he would support President Bush's desire to see a Republican win the Senate seat. [...]
A Republican strategist close to the White House yesterday said he thinks Mrs. Terrell has a good shot at winning because she appears well on the way to uniting economic, social and religious conservatives among Louisiana Republicans. Mrs. Landrieu, meanwhile, must try to unite two groups of voters: Democrats who oppose Mr. Bush on economic and foreign policy, and swing voters who join Democratic Sen. John B. Breaux in supporting Mr. Bush.
A second Republican strategist, also close to the White House, said Mrs. Landrieu's "only hope" is to turn out more black voters than she managed to do on Nov. 5
The question for Ms Landrieu is: can you increase black turnout and appeal to swing voters at the same time? It's hard to see how. Posted by Orrin Judd at November 16, 2002 6:16 AM