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Exciting news out of Kentucky, if true. From the Bluegrass Report:

I was at a Democratic Senate Campaign Committee fundraiser tonight at Senator Kennedy's home in Washington.  Senator Schumer spoke about next year's senate races to the 100 or so people attending. He talked most specifically about Kentucky and said that Crit Luallen - he mentioned her by name and the fact that she is now the state auditor - will soon be entering the race against McConnell (I think he said she has "pretty much decided to enter the race" or words to that effect).  He noted the DSCC polling showed her trailing McConnell by only three points (46 to 43 - close to the recent public polling). Anything more certain being reported in Kentucky at the moment?  Schumer made it sound like it was essentially a done deal, and he added that the DSCC was going to significantly back her.

Everything I hear points to a "go" as well. There's one word of caution -- Luallen has had two bouts of breast cancer, so there's some inevitable concern for her health. But man, this one's a fighter, she appears healthy right now, and she's raring to go.

You guys will love her -- a bona fide progressive who drives Republicans in her state nuts.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Wed Nov 07, 2007 at 07:56 AM PST.

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