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Source: Boozman going for Senate run [AR]
The Hill ^
| Aaron Blake
Posted on 01/28/2010 9:27:49 PM PST by Crichton
Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.) is informing his soon-to-be opponents that he will run for Senate, according to an Arkansas source.
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TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: blanchelincoln; johnboozman; senate2010
The other candidates seeking the Republican nomination to run against Blanche Lincoln are nothing special. State senator Gilbert Baker was previously seen as the leading candidate; he's more establishment than movement conservative. I supported Jim Holt in his last bout with Lincoln, but he's had his shot and I'm not convinced he's a particularly good campaigner. Boozman is a solid conservative, if not a firebrand, and is the safe bet to seize this takeover opportunity.
posted on 01/28/2010 9:27:50 PM PST
Don’t know a lick about this guy but anyone who has inspirations to move up needs to be in the 2010 race. This is just loaded in our favor.
posted on 01/28/2010 9:33:00 PM PST
Boozman has a real shot this time. Lincoln is doing nothing except defensive posturing at this point. I would not be surprised to see her drop out rather than suffer defeat.
posted on 01/28/2010 9:49:34 PM PST
(My bodyguard is a 6'3" pooka named Harvey.)
Rep. Boozman was my Rep. when I lived in Ft. Smith (I now live in Little Rock). I like him, but I would call him a semi-big government conservative. That might sound like a contradiction in terms, but considering what it means to be "conservative" these days....
He just about wrote me back via snail mail every time I sent him an e-mail, & I appreciate his doing so. I think he's pretty honest, & is an M.D., if I remember correctly. From my communication w/ him, I also think his respect for the 10th Amendment is a lil weak.
He scored a rating of 90% on the FREEDOM INDEX of The New American magazine, so thats not too bad.
posted on 01/28/2010 9:51:20 PM PST
(You gotta let it out, Captain!)
I knew Blanche Lincoln is going to retire.
I wish Tim Griffin had known that.
posted on 01/28/2010 11:39:17 PM PST
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