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Hutchinson Set to Run if Asked
Roll Call ^ | Apr 30 2003 | Roll Call

Posted on 06/25/2003 9:50:40 AM PDT by Pubbie

Former Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.) has signaled to the White House that he will challenge Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) if asked, knowledgeable GOP sources said Tuesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Announcements; Extended News; Free Republic; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: 2004; arkansas; asa; asahutchinson; blanchelincoln; hutchinson; lincoln; senate; wodlist

1 posted on 06/25/2003 9:50:40 AM PDT by Pubbie
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To: JohnnyZ; Theodore R.; Nathaniel Fischer; AuH2ORepublican; LdSentinal; Kuksool; Coop; ...
Asa said publicly that it would be hard for him to say no to the White House if Bush asked him to run, so this article appears to have credibility to it
2 posted on 06/25/2003 9:51:41 AM PDT by Pubbie (Bill Owens for Prez and Jeb as VP in '08.)
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To: Pubbie
At this point, I think he is a better candidate than Huckabee.
3 posted on 06/25/2003 9:52:56 AM PDT by ACAC
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To: xsmommy; hobbes1
Good news.
4 posted on 06/25/2003 9:55:37 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: Pubbie
Nice. Getting closer to 60 all the time.
5 posted on 06/25/2003 9:56:39 AM PDT by MattinNJ (One fine beautiful sunny day in Havana, I will take a pi$$ on Castro's grave.)
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To: dubyaismypresident
Yes...Excellent.


6 posted on 06/25/2003 9:56:45 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: Pubbie
ASK, ASK, ASK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7 posted on 06/25/2003 9:57:14 AM PDT by b4its2late (Insanity is my only means of relaxation.)
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To: Pubbie
Sorry, I don't trust the guy after the revelations about the Barry Seal/Mena/cocaine debacle when he was a prosecutor in Arkansas. Arkansas can do better than him.
8 posted on 06/25/2003 10:04:58 AM PDT by bigfootbob
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To: Pubbie
Hutchinson will have his hands full if he runs against Lincoln. She is a spectacular campaigner as well as a very sophisticated "down home" girl.
9 posted on 06/25/2003 10:06:03 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Pubbie
Dude, you gots to stop posting stuff months old.
10 posted on 06/25/2003 10:17:52 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (I barbeque with Sweet Baby Ray's)
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To: bigfootbob
Sorry, I don't trust the guy after the revelations about the Barry Seal/Mena/cocaine debacle when he was a prosecutor in Arkansas. Arkansas can do better than him.

I was shocked that this never came up at his DEA confirmation hearing. Now he has oversight of borders in the HSA. Pretty clear what his function is.
11 posted on 06/25/2003 10:20:36 AM PDT by steve50 (I don't know about being with "us", but I'm with the Constitution)
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To: Pubbie
I firmly believe that the GOP has a chance against Lincoln in 2004. I know Arkansas is the South's most Republican state, but Lincoln is too liberal. There's exceedingly few southern Democratic senators who sail to re-election anymore, thanks to the Republican Revolution down there. Whether Asa is the best choice, I really don't know. Just not Tim Hutchinson.
12 posted on 06/25/2003 10:24:29 AM PDT by No Dems 2004 (Support George W. Bush and the GOP in 2004)
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To: No Dems 2004
Whoops . . . I meant to say that Arkansas is the South's most Democratic state. I don't know what's with me today.
13 posted on 06/25/2003 11:06:39 AM PDT by No Dems 2004
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To: bigfootbob
That's the first thing I think of there.
14 posted on 06/25/2003 11:09:43 AM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Say Hey! Hey! Damn Yankee!")
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To: Wolfie; vin-one; WindMinstrel; philman_36; Beach_Babe; jenny65; AUgrad; Xenalyte; Bill D. Berger; ..
WOD Ping
15 posted on 06/25/2003 11:14:23 AM PDT by jmc813 (After two years of FReeping, I've finally created a profile page. Check it out!)
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To: *Wod_list
Wod_list (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/involved?group=124) ping
16 posted on 06/25/2003 11:18:39 AM PDT by MrLeRoy (The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. - Jefferson)
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To: Pubbie
"Asa said publicly that it would be hard for him to say no to the White House if Bush asked him to run"

I guess that means we have to make him an offer he can't refuse! In all seriousness, though, I see him as being a stronger candidate than Huckabee. The reverse was probably true as little as eight months ago, but with the budget issues and a school district consolidation plan that many conservatives have voiced frustration over, it will be hard for him to have a secure base, much less beat Lincoln, who has worked hard to build a non-controversial record in the senate.
17 posted on 06/25/2003 11:59:51 AM PDT by MainstreamConservative
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To: Pubbie
Is his brother still a Senator? And being he's part of the Bush Cabinet I think he'll win ;)
18 posted on 06/25/2003 2:32:59 PM PDT by JustPiper (You know that I'm NOT the kind of crazy that can be cured!!!)
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To: All
Under Secretary for Border & Transportation Security: Asa Hutchinson
19 posted on 06/25/2003 2:34:28 PM PDT by JustPiper (You know that I'm NOT the kind of crazy that can be cured!!!)
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To: All
Ooops, yep!

Senator Tim Hutchinson

So, then if elected, two would be Senators of same state?

20 posted on 06/25/2003 2:36:53 PM PDT by JustPiper (You know that I'm NOT the kind of crazy that can be cured!!!)
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To: JustPiper
Tim Hutchinson was defeated for reelection last November by Mark Pryor. If Asa runs and beats Lincoln, he'll be the second Hutchinson brother to serve in the Senate, but they won't be serving concurrently. Asa actually followed his brother to the House when Tim vacated the 3rd District to run for the Senate in 1996.
21 posted on 06/25/2003 2:47:24 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.)
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To: steve50
Check out the connection between Barry Seal and Sen. Sarbanes.
22 posted on 06/25/2003 2:55:21 PM PDT by cinFLA
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To: Pubbie
ask Asa, W!
23 posted on 06/25/2003 4:17:57 PM PDT by votelife (FREE MIGUEL ESTRADA!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Oh, no I thought he was reelected ;( Thanx for the update!
24 posted on 06/25/2003 6:38:22 PM PDT by JustPiper (You know that I'm NOT the kind of crazy that can be cured!!!)
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To: Pubbie
Estrada and the Supreme Court is why Asa needs to run...

Freepers, rather than waiting to see what happens with Estrada, we need to take the lead. That means presuring Senators, special interest groups, media organizations, etc. This thread is meant to be an ongoing effort to get this man confirmed. For too many years liberals have had their way on the courts. Now, President Bush is in a position to move the courts to the right. The election of '02 showed that the country is with the President. I think it's time to let Daschle, Hillary, and Pelosi know this is Bush country. Are you with me! Let's FREEP these people.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/847037/posts
25 posted on 06/25/2003 7:33:25 PM PDT by votelife (FREE MIGUEL ESTRADA!)
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To: cinFLA
Check out the link between Seals and the Office of Naval Intelligence, which worked under the VP's office.
26 posted on 06/26/2003 5:57:19 AM PDT by steve50 (I don't know about being with "us", but I'm with the Constitution)
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To: Pubbie; JohnnyZ; Theodore R.; Nathaniel Fischer; AuH2ORepublican; LdSentinal; Kuksool; Coop; ...
"Dude, you gots to stop posting stuff months old."

You ought to see the other thread he posted, about Maynard Jackson considering a run for the GA Senate seat. ;-)

27 posted on 06/26/2003 6:18:28 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~Remember, it's not sporting to fire at RINO until charging~)
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To: Pubbie
Just kidding, dude. :-)
28 posted on 06/26/2003 6:18:50 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~Remember, it's not sporting to fire at RINO until charging~)
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To: JohnnyZ
Yeah, got my hopes up.



I'm still pissed at roll call for changing to a pay site.
29 posted on 06/26/2003 10:12:27 PM PDT by Impy (Sharpton/Byrd 2004!! The Slave/Massa Ticket!!)
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To: Pubbie
As he is at least halfway conservative the white house probably wont ask him to run.

Here in Illinois the white house has asked every butt kissing RINO in existence to run for Fitzgerald's seat, but they wont support any true conservative that wants to run, saying they are unelectable

30 posted on 06/26/2003 10:35:22 PM PDT by Ford Fairlane
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To: Pubbie

Uhh, Miss Blank just won re-election this year.


31 posted on 12/08/2004 5:22:24 PM PST by fidelio
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