A Fox News story says that Republicans have had difficulty in recruiting strong candidates for key 2004 Senate races.
I disagree with the story.In 2002, the GOP was able to recruit superb candidates in most Senate races, even though it wasn’t able to recruit some strong candidates, like former Montana Governor Marc Racicot and Louisiana Governor Mike Foster. 2004 will see more of the same.
Contrary to what the Fox News story says, the GOP already has strong candidates almost certain to run for current Democratic Senate seats in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Nevada. Recruitment is proceeding apace in Arkansas, South Dakota and Florida. It’s only in Washington state and Illinois that the GOP has largely failed to recruit its preferred candidates. You can get more information about all these races from my 2004 Senate analysis, which I’m keeping updated with relevant news.