A good source tells Peach Pundit that Cathy Cox is not willing to rest in the House, but is actively engaging State Senators for endorsements. Says the source, “Mark is getting some competition. He had Powell and Harbison come out for him, but you’d think more would come out now that two-thirds of the House Dems have come out for Cathy. In fact, Cathy is pursuing Senators aggressively.”
Says a Democrat Senator, “A lot of us want to see how Robert [Brown] comes down. Right now he’s keeping his cards close. But, Cathy and Mark are both courting senators and Mark is not going to get all of us. It does seem that Cathy will get the more progressive Democrats and Mark will get the conservative Democrats. Of course, there are not as many of us as there use to be. There is general feeling even with many of us that Cathy would be stronger against Sonny than Mark. That is a calculation we will have to make.”
[UPDATE] I have promoted the first comment of this thread to the post above this one. The commenter disagrees with this. Again, I’m just passing on word. The commenter rightly points out that Brown has endorsed Taylor, but Brown has done little beyond the endorsement. I went back and checked with the two people who gave me this information and they do stand by it. Again, though, I’m just pimping gossip.