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  • Blanche Lincoln First Democratic Incumbent Projected to be Defeated (Tea Party Victories Projected)

    11/02/2010 6:30:16 PM PDT · by GVnana · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/2/2010 | Huma Khan
    Sen. Blanche Lincoln First Democratic Incumbent Projected to be Defeated Tea Party Projected to Nab Key Victories in Florida, Kentucky, Indiana in First Exit Poll Results By HUMA KHAN Nov. 2, 2010 Sen. Blanche Lincoln has become the first Democratic incumbent casualty of the night, with Republican Rep. John Boozman projected by ABC News to defeat an Arkansas senator who has occupied that seat for more than a decade. The Tea Party scored major victories in an election dominated by U.S. economic woes. Republican Marco Rubio is projected to win the Florida Senate race by a wide margin and GOP...
  • MSNBC Manchin (D) wins West Virginia Senate

    11/02/2010 5:50:25 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 76 replies
    said R control of the Senate now almost impossible
  • Nice job in AR - got rid of Lincoln.

    11/02/2010 5:47:33 PM PDT · by edcoil · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News | 11-2-10 | edcoil
    nice job folks. She really need to go.
  • Lion's Share of Absentee Ballots Likely From Four Military Bases Miller Carried Election Day 3-1

    08/30/2010 4:29:28 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 36 replies · 2+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 08/30/2010 | Ian Lazaran
    On election day, former West Point cadet and Bronze Star recipient Joe Miller defeated Republican Party Hack Lisa Murkowski by around a three-to-one margin among Alaskan registered voters at the Elmendorf Air Force base, Fort Richardson, and Fort Wainwright. The good news for Miller is that he can expect voters from these three areas to be disproportionately represented among the absentee ballots. How so? Only 2.55%, 4.97%, and 3.55% of the voters at Fort Wainwright, Elmendorf Air Force base, and Fort Richardson, voted on election day. The percentage of the electorate that turned out on election day was 28.36%. What...
  • Election 2010: Arkansas Senate

    08/20/2010 10:12:44 AM PDT · by Signalman · 3 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 8/20/2010 | Rasmussen
    Support for incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln has now fallen to its lowest level yet as Republican John Boozman remains on track to shift Arkansas’ Senate seat to the GOP column. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arkansas shows Boozman capturing 65% of the vote, while Lincoln earns 27% support. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are not sure. Boozman has been ahead in this race for months. In July, he posted a 60% to 35% lead. In surveys since he won the Republican Primary in May, Boozman...
  • At this rate, it will be an epic loss. Arkansas Senate: Boozman (R) 65%, Lincoln (D) 27% Rasmussen

    08/20/2010 6:42:16 AM PDT · by sunmars · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Support for incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln has now fallen to its lowest level yet as Republican John Boozman remains on track to shift Arkansas’ Senate seat to the GOP column. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arkansas shows Boozman capturing 65% of the vote, while Lincoln earns 27% support. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) are not sure.
  • Arkansas Governor: Beebe (D) 50%, Keet (R) 40%

    07/22/2010 4:46:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | July 22, 2010
    The gubernatorial race in Arkansas is a little closer this month, but Democratic incumbent Mike Beebe still leads his Republican challenger by 10 points. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Beebe picking up 50% support, while Republican Jim Keet earns 40% of the vote. Three percent (3%) prefer a different candidate in the race, and seven percent (7%) are undecided. The latest numbers mark Beebe's lowest level of support in three Rasmussen Reports surveys conducted this year. Last month, he held a 57% to 33% lead over Keet. In mid-May, Beebe led 53% to 38%.
  • Blanche Lincoln Trails John Boozman in Arkansas Senate Race, (another) Poll Finds

    07/20/2010 7:28:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | July 20, 2010 | Christopher Weber
    Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, who narrowly survived a tight Democratic primary fight, may be up against an even tougher battle in the general election, according to a new poll released Tuesday. The Ipsos survey found the incumbent Lincoln trailing Republican Rep. John Boozman by 19 points -- 54 percent to 35 percent. "There's a general incumbent backlash and she hasn't been able to stave it off," Ipsos pollster Cliff Young told Reuters, which commissioned the survey. It is still early, he said, "but in a relative sense she's not in a good position." The poll indicates Arkansas voters give...
  • Talk Business Poll: Boozman has big lead, Beebe up by 9

    07/19/2010 4:49:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Talk Business Net ^ | July 18, 2010
    Our latest Talk Business Poll is likely to get the water cooler talk started about this fall's general election match-ups for U.S. Senate and Arkansas Governor. In a poll conducted on Saturday, July 17 among 793 likely Arkansas voters, our polling firm, Washington, D.C.-based Zata 3, found the following results: U.S. SENATE John Boozman (R) 57% Blanche Lincoln (D) 32% Trevor Drown (I) 3% John Gray (G) 2% Undecided 6% Analysis: This race won't finish where it stands today as I've said in previous discussions of this match-up; however, several observations stand out. First, Boozman has a strong lead in...
  • Lincoln Way Behind In Arkansas Senate Race

    06/17/2010 11:58:20 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 13 replies · 432+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 06/17/10 | CaroleL
    Her much hyped victory in the Democratic Primary runoff behind her, Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas) is being crushed by her general election Republican opponent according to the most recent poll. Representative John Boozman (R-Arkansas) is leading Senator Lincoln by a staggering 29 points (61% to 32% of likely voters) with just 3% still undecided.
  • Arkansas Senate: Boozman (R) 61%, Lincoln (D) 32%

    06/17/2010 6:45:40 AM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies · 648+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 06/17/2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    Republican John Boozman now holds a near two-to-one lead over Democratic incumbent Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state. Boozman earns 61% of the vote, while Lincoln, coming off her Democratic Primary runoff win last week, picks up 32% support. Four percent (4%) favor some other candidate in the race, while just three percent (3%) remain undecided. Lincoln, who is seeking a third term in the Senate, was reelected in 2004 with 56% of the vote. But she has been struggling politically at home since late...
  • Arkansas Senate (Arkansas Senate: GOP’s Boozman Far Ahead of Lincoln and Halter)

    05/22/2010 9:06:35 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 15 replies · 616+ views
    Rasmussen | May 21, 2010 | Rasmussen
    Arkansas Democrats still have to pick their candidate in a June 8 runoff, but for now Republican John Boozman holds sizable leads over both his potential rivals in the state’s U.S. Senate race. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arkansas, taken Wednesday night, shows Boozman, the winner of Tuesday’s state GOP Primary, with 66% support in a match-up with Senator Blanche Lincoln. The Democratic incumbent picks up just 28% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided. If Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter is his opponent,...
  • Arkansas Senate: GOP’s Boozman Far Ahead of Lincoln and Halter

    05/21/2010 4:18:13 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 326+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 21, 2010
    Arkansas Democrats still have to pick their candidate in a June 8 runoff, but for now Republican John Boozman holds sizable leads over both his potential rivals in the state’s U.S. Senate race. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arkansas, taken Wednesday night, shows Boozman, the winner of Tuesday’s state GOP Primary, with 66% support in a match-up with Senator Blanche Lincoln. The Democratic incumbent picks up just 28% of the vote. Two percent (2%) prefer some other candidate in the race, and four percent (4%) are undecided. If Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter is his opponent,...
  • Halter Holds Edge in Runoff

    05/20/2010 2:50:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 276+ views
    Political Wire ^ | May 20, 2010
    A Research 2000 poll in Arkansas shows Bill Halter (D) edging Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) in their Democratic primary runoff, 48% to 46%. DailyKos: "The poll's methodology may be overstating Halter's support by a couple of points -- the horserace question is asked after some leading issue questions. We'll be polling this race much cleaner next week (horserace question first). It'll be curious to see if the results deviate much."
  • Live Thread - Primary Elections in Pennsylvania & Arkansas - Watching the Key House Races

    05/18/2010 3:15:17 PM PDT · by InterceptPoint · 498 replies · 20,922+ views
    www.keyhouseraces.com | 18 May 2010 | InterceptPoint
    There are already a couple of LIVE THREADS covering the overall PA primary election. But I don't see anything out there for the Arkansas, Kentucky and Oregon folks so we are going to post our normal live thread focusing on the Key House Races. In this weeks Primary Elections we see 2 competitive House Races in AR and 9 in PA. Plus there is the Special Election in PA-12 that we have been following. There is nothing looking very competitive to us in OR or KY. So if you are just interested in how things are going across the board...
  • Lincoln talks up clout as Ark. primary approaches (Bye Bye Blanche Bye Bye)

    05/15/2010 5:35:19 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies · 884+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 15, 2010 | ANDREW DeMILLO
    EAST CAMDEN, Ark. – Days before Arkansas voters deliver a verdict on her political career, Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln spent Saturday telling them that she's built up the clout in Washington to best represent the state's interests. Talking up her credentials in Washington flies in the face of the anti-incumbent and anti-Washington sentiment that Lincoln faces. Halter, backed by labor unions that have soured on Lincoln, is portraying himself as an agent of change and Lincoln as the status quo. Lincoln is considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in Washington this year. She angered conservatives by supporting the Democratic-led...
  • Arkansas Meet John Boozman GOP Candidate US Senate

    05/13/2010 4:45:16 PM PDT · by GailA · 12 replies · 374+ views
    Boozman for Arkansas ^ | na | John Boozman
    FYI http://www.boozmanforarkansas.com/
  • Arkansas Senate: Lincoln’s Support Continues to Slide

    04/28/2010 4:29:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies · 467+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 28, 2010
    Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln has fallen to her lowest levels of support yet in her bid for reelection, while her five top Republican challengers now pull over 50% support from Likely Voters in the state. Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter, who is challenging Lincoln in the Democratic Primary, runs only slightly stronger than she does. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arkansas shows Lincoln receiving between 29% and 32% support in the five potential match-ups. All five Republicans have either tied or surpassed their highest levels of support so far this year. Forty-eight percent (48%) of...
  • Lincoln cancels Goldman fundraiser as firm turns toxic

    04/21/2010 4:53:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 305+ views
    politico ^ | 4/21/10 | KENNETH P. VOGEL & JAKE SHERMAN
    Sen. Blanche Lincoln, under fire for keeping a $4,500 contribution from Goldman Sachs’s political action committee, has canceled a fundraising lunch with Goldman executives that was scheduled for Monday and would have netted many times that amount for the Arkansas Senator’s reelection campaign. The cancelled fundraiser, which was to have been held at Goldman’s Lower Manhattan headquarters, is emblematic of the investment bank’s swift fall from well-connected fundraising powerhouse to political pariah – a fate sealed Friday when the Securities and Exchange Commission charged the firm with defrauding investors
  • Lincoln Leads Primary Foe, Lags Republicans in Arkansas Senate Race

    04/16/2010 11:03:41 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 3 replies · 294+ views
    PoliticsDaily.com ^ | April 16, 2010
    Embattled Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln has a 12 point lead over her opponent for the Democratic nomination, Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, but Halter fares slightly better than Lincoln in general election match-ups against most of the five Republican hopefuls, according to a Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll conducted April 12-14. Lincoln's support in all the match-ups with GOP hopefuls tops out at 43 percent, and her numbers in this poll haven't moved much since last month including in her contest with Halter. The survey has Lincoln leading Halter 45 percent to 33 percent with 16 percent undecided. The primary is May...
  • In Arkansas, Avoiding Labels, Even ‘Democrat’

    04/10/2010 9:22:43 PM PDT · by Saije · 16 replies · 574+ views
    NY Times ^ | 4/10/212 | Jeff Zeleny
    This season’s darling of the political left, a man who has generated millions of dollars in his quest to stop Senator Blanche Lincoln from serving a third term, took a seat in the Gunsmoke Room at the Western Sizzlin restaurant here and explained his ideology. The word Democrat came up only a time or two. The word liberal? Never. “I don’t want the simplistic labels to get in the way of what’s really going on here,” said Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, a Democrat whose primary challenge to Mrs. Lincoln has ignited enthusiasm among activists who want to purge the party...
  • Candidate for U.S. Senate from Arkansas questions Obama’s eligibility

    04/08/2010 1:44:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 61 replies · 1,507+ views
    Post & Email ^ | April 2, 2010 | Sharon Rondeau
    MAINSTREAM PRESS CONTINUES THE LIE THAT HAWAII “OFFICIALS” SAY OBAMA IS A “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN” A contender for the U.S. Senate seat in Arkansas currently held by Blanche Lincoln (D) has publicly stated that Obama may not qualify for the office he holds. One news release incorrectly reports that “Hawaii officials have issued multiple statements saying records prove Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen, and Obama’s campaign posted a copy of his birth certificate on its Web site during the 2008 presidential race.” The Post & Email has reported on multiple occasions that Hawaii officials, including the attorney general, have...
  • Arkansas Senate: Republicans Build Leads Over Lincoln

    04/06/2010 9:46:32 PM PDT · by TCH · 14 replies · 694+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 6, 2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    Blanche Lincoln, Arkansas’ Democrat Senator, is quickly learning the price of her vote in favor of ObamaCare. The latest poll show that she’s trailing five – count ‘em, five – different Republicans. In fact, it looks like she could lose to pretty much anyone who doesn’t have a “D” after their name. Look for members of the Whig and Bullmoose parties to throw their hats into the wide open ring. Rasmussen reports the depressing Democrat details:
  • Embattled Ark. senator faces primary challenge

    03/01/2010 6:29:53 AM PST · by cajuncow · 16 replies · 544+ views
    msnbc ^ | 3-1-10 | Associated Press
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter said Monday he's seeking the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Blanche Lincoln, challenging the two-term incumbent as she faces the toughest fight of her political career. Halter's spokesman provided a statement Monday in which the one-term lieutenant governor said he would file papers this week for the U.S. Senate. Halter is the only Democrat to formally announce a challenge to Lincoln, a moderate who has been under pressure in Washington to support President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
  • Arkansas' Lincoln, Already Vulnerable, Gets Dem Primary From The Left

    03/01/2010 10:07:19 AM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies · 547+ views
    NPR ^ | March 1, 2010 | Ken Rudin
    By most accounts, the two most vulnerable senators up for re-election this year are Democrats Harry Reid of Nevada and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. The problems for Reid have been well chronicled. He has to balance his role as Senate majority leader, shepherding a mostly liberal party in Washington to pass President Obama's agenda, while retaining appeal among more conservative voters back home. Reid has been trailing generic Republicans in the polls for months; his supporters insist that when the GOP nominates someone real and not generic, the senator will win. Lincoln's problems in Arkansas may be more severe. In...
  • Report: DSCC Trying to Get Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) to Retire

    02/19/2010 4:25:21 PM PST · by kcvl · 28 replies · 859+ views
    Via email from a friend
    A well-known Washington insider has been telling Arkies this weekend that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is trying to talk Sen. Blanche Lincoln out of running for re-election. That would open the door for a Wes Clark candidacy. And U.S. Rep. Mike Ross would be in the race in a heartbeat
  • Black, 26-year-old, Republican Princella Smith to run for Congress in Arkansas’s 1st District

    02/19/2010 4:15:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies · 1,425+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/19/10 | Suzi Parke
    Princella Smith, 26, will announce on Saturday that she is running for Congress in Arkansas’s 1st District. Some would say she is too young. Others might point to other potential hurdles: She’s running in eastern Arkansas, a district that hasn’t elected a Republican since 1872 in a Southern state that has never elected a black person to a congressional or state-wide office. “I think I’m the person to do this,” Smith said. “I’m going to tell people to come on board with me, listen to these ideas, and that we can get people excited again about the Republican Party.”
  • Video & Photos Of Sarah Palin In Arkansas & On Fox News

    02/17/2010 6:59:05 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 9 replies · 739+ views
    I posted the video of Sarah Palin on The O'Reilly Factor talking about The Family Guy episode and a couple of locale news channels at the GOP fundraiser. I also posted a couple of photos of Sarah Palin at the GOP fundraiser. I was there (ten hour drive) but I was not able to take photos or video.
  • James Jones joins race in 8th (Arkansas sharecropper, Republican, "Tea Party guy")

    02/14/2010 8:47:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 682+ views
    Phillyburbs ^ | 2/14/10 | GARY WECKSELBLATT
    Jones joins race in 8thBy: GARY WECKSELBLATT The Intelligencer February 14, 2010 03:34 AM Calling it "a historical moment," a black man from rural Arkansas raised as a sharecropper officially entered the 8th District congressional race for the Republican nomination Saturday. "This is Black History month," James Jones told a group of family and friends. "What better time to stand in front of you?" Describing himself as a "Tea Party guy," Jones, who fought in two wars with the Navy and also served in the Middle East, spoke out against government spending, deceitful politicians and the "killing" of the U.S....
  • Obama dismisses Blanche Lincoln's plea to be more centrist

    02/05/2010 1:30:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 722+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Feb. 4, 2010 | Charles Lane
    President Obama’s sharp exchange of views with House Republicans made a splash the other day -- though for civility and substance, I much preferred the excellent left-meets-right encounter between Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and our very own wunderkind Ezra Klein. In any case, for those seeking a true measure of Obama’s judgment, on both policy and politics, the meeting between the president and Senate Democrats yesterday was much more instructive. Obama’s words made it clear that, notwithstanding his party’s recent election losses at the polls and its declining poll ratings, he has no intention of embarking on a Bill Clinton-style...
  • Being 60th Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be

    02/01/2010 9:01:58 PM PST · by CaroleL · 1 replies · 455+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 02/02/10 | CaroleL
    What's the quickest way to go from United States Senator to "whatever happened to..."? Completely ignore the calls, letters and poll results from your constituents and vote for Obamacare anyway. That's the lesson Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas) is learning the hard way as her job approval rating and poll numbers are plummeting since she cast the all-important 60th vote for President Obama's health care reform legislation.
  • Boozman to announce plans Feb. 6

    01/29/2010 5:04:25 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies · 312+ views
    Arkansas News ^ | January 29, 2010
    U.S. Rep. John Boozman, R-Rogers, said today he will make an announcement Feb. 6 regarding his political future. In a news release, Boozman said, “Over the course of the last few weeks, I have been encouraged by many Arkansans who are very concerned about the critical issues facing our state and our nation to consider where I can best serve the people of our state. The response has been overwhelming. “I will be in Little Rock next Saturday to make an important announcement, and I look forward to continuing these conversations with Arkansans during the weeks and months to come.”...
  • Boozman May Challenge Lincoln in Arkansas

    01/27/2010 5:59:23 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies · 310+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | January 27, 2010 | John McArdle
    Barring a last-minute change of heart, Rep. John Boozman (R) appears set to jump into the Arkansas Senate race in the coming days. Sources on Capitol Hill said Wednesday that Boozman, the lone GOP Member of the state’s congressional delegation, has made it clear that he intends to challenge Democrat Blanche Lincoln in November. Boozman already has much of his Senate campaign team in place and the announcement is expected to take place in Arkansas before the weekend is out. When asked about a potential Senate bid Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Boozman would only say “nothing has been announced officially.”...
  • Lincoln's News: Campaign Cash (Blanche is in; Arkansas, please fire her!)

    01/26/2010 11:46:00 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 7 replies · 608+ views
    Arkansas Times ^ | 01/26/09 | Mark Brantley
    U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln's big news appears to be up on her webpage before her promised Twitter. Nonetheless, it is indeed about money. She raised more than $1 million in the fourth quarter, for a total of more than $7 million for the campaign cycle and she has more than $5 million on hand.
  • CNN: Blanche Lincoln (D) To Announce Retirement Tomorrow? Announcement In The Morning

    01/25/2010 5:40:44 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 280 replies · 13,605+ views
    CNN/Ed Henry ^ | 1-24-10
    uh-oh another major Dem retirement? RT @blanche4senate Stay tuned for an important campaign announcement tomorrow morning. - ed henry CNN VIA TWITTER Blanche Lincoln's site says announcement coming in morning...
  • Democrats suffer new setbacks in Arkansas, Delaware [Biden]

    01/25/2010 2:09:42 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies · 467+ views
    cnn.com ^ | January 25th, 2010 | CNN
    Washington (CNN) - Democrats reeling from last week's upset loss of Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts suffered a new setback in Arkansas on Monday as a longtime Democratic House incumbent announced his intention to retire at the end of this year. The party's hopes also dimmed in Delaware, where popular Democratic state Attorney General Beau Biden declared that he will not seek his father's former U.S. Senate seat this November. Joe Biden vacated the seat after he was elected vice president in 2008. The twin announcements increased speculation that the Democrats may suffer major congressional losses in the...
  • A Rising GOP PR Star

    01/25/2010 11:12:21 AM PST · by Def Conservative · 21 replies · 1,001+ views
    As for Smith’s future, the press secretary says she’s toying with the idea of running for office in Arkansas one day. Her fans are already one step ahead of her. The Facebook fan group Draft Princella for U.S. Congress is steadily gaining names of voters who want Smith to run against Rep. Berry, the incumbent in her home district. “I think in the long run she will be an elected official,” says Gingrich. “Her desire to serve people and her passionate interest in public policy make her somebody who will run for office.”
  • Another Democrat Congressman Retires (Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry)

    01/24/2010 8:24:14 PM PST · by truthandlife · 29 replies · 1,236+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1-24-10 | Chris Cillizza
    Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry is expected to announce his retirement tomorrow morning, according to three sources briefed on the decision. Berry will become the sixth Democrat in a competitive seat to leave in the last two months but the first to announce his retirement since the party's special election loss in Massachusetts last Tuesday. "The message coming out of the Massachusetts special election is clear: No Democrat is safe," said National Republican Congressional Committee communications director Ken Spain. Berry, first elected in 1996, had been noncommittal about his re-election bid for months although, privately, his allies insisted he was planning...
  • Congressman John Boozman May Challenge Senator Lincoln in November

    01/24/2010 11:19:39 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 13 replies · 672+ views
    KSFM Channel 5 News ^ | January 23, 2010 | Kate Luck
    Congressman John Boozman says he's considering running for Senator Blanche Lincoln's senate seat in November. Congressman John Boozman says he's received calls from supporters, asking him to run against Senator Blanche Lincoln in November. A recent poll shows less than 40 percent of Arkansans support Senator Lincoln. Right now state Senator Gilbert Baker leads Lincoln by 12 points. State senate minority leader Kim Hendren leads her by 8 points. Businessman Curtis Coleman and Arkansas TEA party leader Tom Cox both have a ten point lead over Lincoln. 5News spoke with Senator Lincoln's office today, and they issued this statement: "The...
  • Five States Where GOP Might Pull Another Brown

    01/23/2010 4:49:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 85 replies · 3,191+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 22, 2010 | Peter Grier
    Republican Scott Brown’s victory in Massachusetts should be an “air raid siren” for Democrats, alerting them to the possibility of further tough Senate seat losses this fall. That’s what veteran political prognosticator Charlie Cook wrote Friday in National Journal – and he’s not alone in making such a prediction. Brown’s upset win provided the GOP more than just a 41st vote to disrupt President Obama’s agenda, according to Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. It’s also given Republicans momentum, and a big boost in morale. Democrats will probably retain control of the Senate...
  • From bad to worse for Lincoln (D-Ark.)

    01/20/2010 3:33:35 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies · 1,408+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/10 05:23 PM ET | By Aaron Blake
    A new poll shows Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) might be in more trouble than previously thought. The Talk Business Quarterly poll, which was conducted by The Markham Group (D), The Political Firm (R), and TBQ Editor-in-Chief Roby Brock, shows Lincoln with a 38 percent job approval rating and 56 percent disapproval. Her favorability is even worse, at just 34 percent, compared to 57 percent unfavorable. Her favorability and approvals are down eight and seven points, respectively, from the same poll just three months ago, while her unfavorables and her disapproval each rose by 11. That’s a net loss of nearly...
  • Palin coming to North Little Rock [State GOP fundraiser in Huck country]

    01/18/2010 12:00:59 PM PST · by Al B. · 8 replies · 435+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | January 18, 2010 | Gavin Lesnick
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin will appear at a fundraiser in North Little Rock next month. Palin will be the keynote speaker at "Arkansas Welcomes Sarah Palin," a Feb. 16 Republican Party of Arkansas event at Verizon Arena, party officials announced today. [...] The party has already been inundated with people interested in attending, Webb said. "Our phones have been ringing off the wall," he said.
  • Dem. Rep. Snyder Opts Out of Ark. Congress Race

    01/15/2010 5:58:07 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies · 668+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, January 15, 2010; 7:55 PM | AP
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Democratic U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder of Arkansas says he won't seek re-election to an eighth term. The 62-year-old says he wants to spend more time with his wife and four young children, including a set of year-old triplets. Snyder has held the Arkansas 2nd District seat since 1997. His record in the House includes standing against proposed federal bans on same-sex marriage and late-term abortions. He also voted for health care reform, which was thought to have weakened him this year.
  • Shocker: Vic Snyder Bows Out! (Updated)

    01/15/2010 4:38:43 PM PST · by BAW · 11 replies · 975+ views
    The Arkansas Project ^ | Jan 15, 2010 | David Kinkade
    Here, Arkansas: Here’s your political “holy shit” moment of the day—Democratic Rep. Vic Snyder of the Second Congressional District announces he’ll retire. Full statement at jump. Republican Tim Griffin has been making a spirited run to challenge Snyder on the GOP side, facing Scott Wallace and David Meeks in the Republican primary. Soooo…who will jump in on the Democratic side? ***snip *** U.S. Representative Vic Snyder: “2010 will be a robust election year during which great forces collide to set the direction for our country for another two years. Over the last several weeks Betsy and I have had discussions...
  • AR's Snyder Retires

    01/15/2010 2:54:09 PM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 6 replies · 358+ views
    National Journal ^ | 1/15/2010 | Tim Sahd
    Vulnerable Rep. Vic Snyder (D-AR) announced today he won't run for re-election to his Little Rock-based CD. "I have concluded that these election-year forces are no match for the persuasive and powerful attraction of our three one-year old boys under the leadership of their three-year old brother, and I have decided not to run for re-election," Snyder wrote in a statement tonight.
  • Arkansas Democrat Snyder Retiring (Rats jump ship)

    01/15/2010 2:54:57 PM PST · by Smogger · 41 replies · 2,656+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/15/2009 | Kyle Trygstad
    Arkansas Rep. Vic Snyder announced today he will not seek re-election this year, joining several other Democrats from moderate districts who are opting out of tough re-election campaigns. Snyder, first elected in 1996, never won re-election with less than 58 percent. In 2008 he was not even challenged by a Republican, while John McCain won 54 percent in the district to President Obama's 44 percent -- an increase from 2004, when George W. Bush won by just a 51-48 margin. In Arkansas, Democrats hold three of four House seats, both Senate seats and the governor's mansion. However, McCain carried the...
  • Rep. Snyder (D-AR) bows out

    01/15/2010 3:17:00 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 32 replies · 1,162+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 15, 2010 | Aaron Blake
    Rep. Vic Snyder (D-Ark.) has announced he will not seek reelection, 24 hours after a poll showed him losing his 2010 race by 17 points. Snyder released a candid statement saying the diffifulty of the race ahead was a major factor in his decision, especially considering his family situation.
  • Arkansas Senate 2010: Who should FReepers support?

    01/11/2010 11:04:19 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 17 replies · 538+ views
    Vanity | January 11, 2009 | Me
    State Sen Kim Hendren State Sen Gilbert Baker Tom Cox Businessman Curtis Coleman Out of these folks, who are the conservatives? Who can most easily defeat Lincoln in the general election? Arkansas FReepers please weigh in here.
  • The next Democratic senator to retire is…

    01/07/2010 8:30:07 PM PST · by freespirited · 22 replies · 1,250+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/07/10 | Don Surber
    Speculation on the conservative side is that Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas may join Democratic senators Byron Dorgan and Christopher Dodd in retiring instead of seeking re-election this year. A Rasmussen Poll released today showed every single Republican candidate — well, the 4 polled — ahead by 8 to 12 points as she is unable to crack 40% support. Blame Obamaccare. “Just 35% of Arkansas voters favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. Sixty percent (60%) are opposed. Those figures include 17% who Strongly Favor the plan and 51% who are Strongly Opposed. Bleak...
  • 2010 Arkansas Senate Race Still A Referendum on Lincoln

    01/06/2010 7:58:25 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 676+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | January 6, 2009
    2010 Arkansas Senate Race Kim Hendren (R) 47% Blanche Lincoln (D) 39% Some Other Candidate 4% Not Sure 10% 2010 Arkansas Senate Race Gilbert Baker (R) 51% Blanche Lincoln (D) 39% Some Other Candidate 3% Not Sure 7% 2010 Arkansas Senate Race Curtis Coleman (R) 48% Blanche Lincoln (D) 38% Some Other Candidate 4% Not Sure 9% 2010 Arkansas Senate Race Tom Cox (R) 48% Blanche Lincoln (D) 38% Some Other Candidate 5% Not Sure 9%