Senator Jim Bunning is running for a 3rd term. Attorney General Conway and state Auditor Crit Luallen are rumored to be likely Dem candidates. Bunning has never received above 51% in his previous 2 runs.
Early Polls Numbers Daily Kos Poll
Salazar was favored in the poll over Tancredo 51 percent to 37 percent. Salazar also beat John Elway, a less likely candidate, 49 percent to 38 percent.
The poll also showed Tancredo with a 41/46 approval/disapproval rating; only 38 percent of independents viewed the outgoing U.S. representative favorably, compared to 49 percent who had an unfavorable view of him.
Salazar had a 48/41 approval/disapproval rating, including a 44/42 approval/disapproval rating among independents.
A new Public Policy Polling survey in North Carolina finds Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) would lose his re-election bid if Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) decided to challenge him in 2010.
Cooper leads Burr, 39% to 34%.
Congressman Peter King announced he is running for Senate no matter what Dems is picked to succeed Clinton.