Right Race, Wrong Dates for Dems Web Site

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Monday unveiled a new interactive map on its Web site giving information about U.S. senators and noting which were up for re-election in 2006.

It correctly noted that, in Michigan, Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Lansing is up for re-election in 2006 while Democratic Sen. Carl Levin doesn't face re-election until 2008.

But then the DSCC got its facts wrong. It said the 2006 filing deadline in Michigan was June 20 and that the Michigan primary would be held Sept. 12, 2006.

Once the Michigan Democratic Party was alerted to the mistake, the right dates were inserted. Now the Web site notes that Stabenow and any challengers must file by May 16, 2006, while the primary will be held Aug. 8.

Democrats hope to hold onto their existing seats and pick up six more to regain control of the Senate.


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