|After the giant glut of the past few days, we seem to be back to a more manageable amount of news.
NJ-Sen ’18: Things are not looking so good for Sen. Bob Menendez (D). FBI agents raided the office of a South Florida doctor linked to the new Foreign Relations committee chair and his… well, Foreign Relations. For his part, Menendez says the allegations are politically motivated, which tends to be the kind of thing you say when there’s no good answer to give. The timing of these investigations can be very unpredictable, but if the hammer comes down before summer, a special election would be scheduled for this November… which means it would occur on a ballot topped by Christie.
MA-Sen: Poor Barney. Patrick appoints random hack and his crony indisputably qualified public servant Mo Cowan to Kerry’s Senate seat. Cowan, of Stoughton, previously served as Patrick’s Chief of Staff, and now becomes one of two African-Americans in the Senate.
More MA-Sen: PPP (D): Brown 48 Markey 45, with most undecideds Warren voters, under a 2012-style electorate.
GA-Sen: Some unorthodox R candidates are floated, including Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler.