MS-Sen: Wicker Won't Stand By His Own Ad
by Jonathan Singer, Sat Aug 09, 2008 at 07:53:49 AM EDT
Via Markos comes some more interesting news out of the Mississippi special Senate election: Appointed Republican Senator Roger Wicker isn't standing by his own advertisement. Take a look:
The Pollster.com trend estimate out of the race shows it to be about as tight as possible, with former Democratic Governor and MyDD Road to 60 candidate Ronnie Musgrove within about a point and a half of Wicker. Do note, however, that this aggregate includes a recent Rasmussen Reports poll that quizzically added the candidates' party affiliation along with their names in the head-to-head match-up despite the fact that parties will not be listed on the ballot. (An inquiry to Rasmussen on the subject last week yielded no response.) So with a race as close as this one, slip ups like failing to endorse your own ad -- and the resulting negative press from the local media -- can make a real difference.