Tusk & Talon: Predictions
Excerpted from this post at Tusk & Talon
Let me preface this by saying that eight years ago, I boldly let it be known amongst my law school pals that I didn't think there was anyway for Jim Ross Lightfoot to fail to win a trip to Terrace Hill. Ha ha. The joke was on me. Jim Ross collapsed spectacularly in the final weeks. And the rest is, as they say, history. Tom Vilsack spent a comfy eight years rambling about the halls of the Capitol. So, this year, even though I find Chet Culver to be an empty suit, I will not bet against him. Culver wins, probably by about 5 percentage points. ... In Iowa's Congressional Delegation, I think it looks pretty easy to call. Braley thumps Whalen. Leach clears the bar by a point or two. Boswell closes out another election by five. Latham goes back fairly easily. And King will win by twenty points, with Sioux County delivering about half the margin.