Saturday, August 05, 2006
At 88, Robert Byrd recently became the longest-serving member of the U.S. Senate, and it looks like the Democrat will have no trouble extending his tenure into 2007. Senator Byrd now leads Republican businessman John Raese 56% to 31%. Not long before Raese won the GOP primary, conducted in May, the Rasmussen Reports election poll was showing Byrd with a 57% to 34% lead.
Byrd has collected almost $4 million in campaign funds so far, including more than $800,000 from members of MoveOn.org. His opposition to the War in Iraq is a major reason for the national support of his campaign. No doubt the large amount of porkbarrel he has famously funneled to West Virginia helps generate enthusiasm at home.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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