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LR health care executive considering run against Sen. Pryor (AR)
WREG TV Channel 13 ^ | February 14, 2008

Posted on 02/16/2008 1:12:37 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

The state GOP chairman says a Little Rock health care executive who lost the Republican primary for an Arkansas congressional seat in 2006 is considering running against Democratic Senator Mark Pryor.

Tom Formicola of Little Rock is forming an exploratory committee for a potential run against Pryor, who is seeking a second term in November and has not yet drawn any major party opponents.

Dennis Milligan, chairman of the Republican Party of Arkansas, said Formicola approached him after Milligan initially said he thought the GOP would be unable to field a candidate against Pryor. Milligan provided copies of a statement of organization form for the exploratory committee Formicola has filed with the Federal Election Commission.

The 48-year-old Formicola is the sales and operations manager for Medtronic Incorporated.

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TOPICS: Arkansas; Campaign News; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2008

1 posted on 02/16/2008 1:12:41 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; LdSentinal; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Norman Bates; MplsSteve; dixiechick2000; ...

Well, Mark Pryor has an opponent now. The reason he won in the first place was because the character-challenged Tim Hutchinson insisted that he was entitled to be reelected in spite of his scandalous divorce.


2 posted on 02/16/2008 1:14:41 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Kuksool; JohnnyZ

Well, call me crazy, but something tells me that Pryor will win going away against an unknown such as Formicola, but that Mike Huckabee would whoop Pryor. Given that Huckabee will not get the GOP nomination, and will not be McCain’s VP nominee (or at least we should hope he isn’t, since we’d probably end up with President Clinton or Obama if McCain doesn’t pick someone who is conservative on both social *and economic* issues as his runningmate), he should seriously consider running for the Senate. I’d definitely support Huckabee in that race.


3 posted on 02/16/2008 7:28:35 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (Fred Thompson appears human-sized because he is actually standing a million miles away.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Good point, and Formicola would willingly step aside for Huckabee.


4 posted on 02/16/2008 7:33:37 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued

I’d be amazed if he did. The only downside is that if he won, he’d still be the GOP leader in the state, and he proved himself a grade-A failure in that capacity.


5 posted on 02/16/2008 7:36:32 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: Clintonfatigued

Who would’ve stepped in if Hutchinson had quit the race?


6 posted on 02/17/2008 1:23:32 AM PST by Impy (Our rivers are full of fish... B. H. Obama)
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To: Impy

Then-Governor Mike Huckabee, perhaps. Or mabye Lieutenant Governor Winthrop Rockefeller.


7 posted on 02/17/2008 11:54:44 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (You can't be serious about national security unless you're serious about border security)
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