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Election 2008

Election 2008: Only room for one GOP Southerner?

July 23, 2007 - Former Georgia Rep. Newt Gingrich (R) has admitted to one reason he's vacillating about entering the 2008 presidential contest: the possibility that fellow Southerner Sen. Fred Thompson from Tennessee will throw his hat in the ring. The AP reports:

Election 2008: Georgia joins Feb. 5 primary club

May 30, 2007 - National pundits may be writing off the South in 2008, but don't tell Southern states that. In a bid to shake off being treated as the neglected stray dogs of presidential politics, state leaders are battling to put the South back on the electoral map.

Election 2008: The Money Chase (Senate version)

April 25, 2007 - Results are in for 2007 first-quarter campaign fundraising, and once again it's clear the U.S. political system is awash in money. Today we'll look at the U.S. Senate, where 33 seats will be up for grabs in 2008, including 12 in the South.

Election 2008: What Southern senate seats are in play?

March 30, 2007 - There are 33 U.S. Senate seats up for grabs in 2008 -- 21 currently held by Republicans, 12 by Democrats. All but one of 13 Southern states (Florida being the exception) will choose a new senator in 2008. Nationally, over a dozen likely won't be nail-biters, but by some estimates up to 20 could be competitive. Which Southern seats will be in play?