Michael: CD 8 Busts Wide OpenToday, Rep. Jim Kolbe let fly rumors among reliable associates that he was not going to seek a 12th term in Congress. The 63 year old openly gay Republican has been rumored to be considering teaching, among other possible opportunities.
This will, of course, set off a flurry of anouncements for the office on both the left and right as egos bottled up over the course of 20 years of Kolbe's incumbency seek expression in a run at Congress for a now open seat. The Latas and Shacter candidacies, still in their infancies, now face a major test of their viability.
Moveon is looking at the CD 8 race now as a key swing district, as will the DCCC and DNC. Moveon is collecting nominations for the open seat: make sure to nominate your favorite politician - or maybe even yourself :)
Join the excited discussion at Kos.