DailyKos’ Research 2000 poll shows that Kit Bond may be vulnerable–at least to a challenge by Robin Carnahan:
Bond (R) 47
Carnahan (D) 43
This bit of info should be particularly alarming to Republicans:
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Bond has always struck me as a cagey politician, an opportunist who is adroit at balancing partisan interests with those of a more purely local, tribal nature. Hence his affinity for budget pork, and his willingness to buck the hardline conservatives in the Republican party when it comes to, for instance, throwing some dollars at Detroit in order to save Missouri auto-manufacturing jobs. But are these numbers a sign that he is beginning to lose his equilibrium?