Authors note : this is a new feature on the Jumping in Pools political blog, which will be featured every so often by Mr.K, and will be written from a Conservative Republican perspective, which will cover the latest news from the United States Senate, Senators, elections, legislation, etc.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, by a mainly party-line vote of 13-6(Senator Graham of South Carolina being the only Republican to vote for Sotomayor), the leftist judge is expected to win approval from the full Senate within the next few weeks, long time second-amendment supporters are under threat from the National Rifle Association that a vote for Sotomayor, will count in their all important NRA rating.
Senator George Voinovich, Republican from the Buckeye state, has stated that Southern Republicans such as Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn is what is wrong with the Republican party, saying that the GOP being focused in the South is a bad idea...and how those values don't necessary line up with the values of Ohio - so low taxes, pro-second amendment, pro-national security values are not for all Republicans in the South & Ohio? Voinovich is retiring, and a battle is expected for the seat.
The Republican party should breathe a large sigh of relief, as Senator Bunning is going to retire, and not pursue another term as Senator from Kentucky. Senator Bunning was touted as the most vulnerable Republican in the Senate, not because of ideology, but because he is not well liked. The Secretary of State, Trey Grayson, is expected to be the GOP nominee.
Other news :
Senator Christopher Dodd is expected to take another downturn in the polls, after it was reported that he was 100% aware of special treatment when it come to a mortgage for his home, we all knew this from the beginning, now no-one can deny it. Senator Conrad also received a sweet-heart mortgage deal.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is liked 2% more then Democrat leader Harry Reid, and hated 18% less, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released earlier today.
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