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  • New PPP Poll: Blanche Lincoln Trails Republican Opponent By 23 Points in Arkansas

    02/02/2010 8:31:12 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 36 replies · 714+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 2/2/10 | HAP
    Raleigh, N.C. – John Boozman will enter the Arkansas Senate race this weekend with a strong advantage over incumbent Blanche Lincoln. Boozman leads Lincoln 56-33. He takes 89% of the Republican vote while she gets just 68% of the Democratic vote, and he also holds a 66-20 lead with independents. (Charts)
  • 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 ^ | 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.”...
  • Source: Boozman going for Senate run [AR]

    01/28/2010 9:27:49 PM PST · by Crichton · 5 replies · 437+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/28/2010 | Aaron Blake
    Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.) is informing his soon-to-be opponents that he will run for Senate, according to an Arkansas source.
  • 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.”...
  • Two Senate Democrats want KSM trial out of NYC

    01/27/2010 11:47:30 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 15 replies · 523+ views
    Politico ^ | January 27, 2010 | Kasie Hunt
    Two Senate Democrats are pressuring the Obama administration to move Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s trial out of New York City and into a military commission. Democratic Sens. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Jim Webb of Virginia signed on to a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder condemning the administration’s November announcement of a criminal trial in Manhattan. “Your decision to prosecute enemy combatants captured on foreign battlefields like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is without precedent in our nation’s history,” the senators wrote. “Given the risks and costs, it is far more logical, cost-effective, and strategically wise to try Khalid...
  • Two Dems to oppose party's health bill strategy

    01/26/2010 7:53:19 PM PST · by Justaham · 4 replies · 344+ views
    WASHINGTON - Two centrist senators Tuesday threw up a roadblock to salvaging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, as Democrats agonized over whether to push forward or shift to idle until political resistance subsides. Sens. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., and Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark. — both face re-election this year in Republican-leaning states — said they would oppose the strategy Democratic leaders are considering to reconcile the House and Senate bills and put comprehensive legislation on Obama's desk. That approach involves using a special budget-related procedure to go around Republican opponents in the Senate, a calculated risk sure to inflame critics on...
  • Breaking: Lincoln will oppose reconciliation

    01/26/2010 12:03:54 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 53 replies · 4,831+ views
    Hot Air ^ | January 25, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    It appears that the lesson of Scott Brown’s surprise victory did not go completely unnoticed by Senate Democrats from red states. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) announced today that she will not go along with the rumored plan to use reconciliation to push ObamaCare through Congress, making the plan much more complicated for Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to succeed:
  • 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...
  • Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry (Arkansas Democrat) to retire

    01/24/2010 3:38:06 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 17 replies · 1,223+ views
    The 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. Berry, first elected in 1996, had been noncommittal about his re-election bid for months although, privately, his allies insisted he was planning to run for re-election. While Berry had rarely been challenged in the 1st district over the past decade or so, the seat has a...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • [Louisiana Senator] Landrieu Moves PAC Funds to Vulnerable Democrats

    01/08/2010 12:24:50 PM PST · by rrstar96 · 12 replies · 595+ views ^ | January 7, 2010 | John McArdle
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was among the top beneficiaries of campaign donations from Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) leadership Political Action Committee during the second half of 2009, according to a bi-annual Federal Election Commission report filed Thursday. Landrieu dished out $10,000 to Reid, who is facing an increasingly tough re-election this cycle. Both those checks came in September before Landrieu became a key swing vote on the health care reform bill that was championed by Reid. Reid may also benefit down the road from a $5,000 donation Landrieu made to the Nevada State Democratic Party on Dec. 22,...
  • 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%
  • AR Sen Poll: Lincoln Trails Four (Blanche is in trouble)

    01/06/2010 5:30:19 PM PST · by keepitreal · 20 replies · 1,125+ views
    RealClearPolitics blog ^ | January 6, 20101 | Kyle Trygstad
    Four Republican opponents lead Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) in potential general election matchups, according to a new Rasmussen survey. On top of trailing each Republican by at least 8 points and never reaching even 40% support, 55% say they hold an unfavorable opinion of the second-term senator.
  • The Democrats' Sinking Ship

    01/06/2010 4:41:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 2,691+ views ^ | January 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Election 2010: The back-to-back Senate retirements of Byron Dorgan and Chris Dodd may be just the beginning. The people have seen the future of health care reform and found it doesn't work. Apres moi, le deluge. We don't know what the Mayan calendar says about 2010, but it's starting to look like the end of the world for Democratic electoral prospects. Americans who watched in shock as government tried to step between them and their doctors, may have the last laugh. The tea party isn't over until the angry mob votes. As rage grew over the attempt to nationalize one-sixth...
  • Arkansas senator rips Nebraska health care deal (RAT Lincoln wants RAT Nelson bribe removed)

    01/06/2010 2:58:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 838+ views
    KSWO ^ | 1/06/10 | ANDREW DeMILLO
    Arkansas senator rips Nebraska health care dealUpdated: Jan 06, 2010 11:56 AM EST By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln said a political deal that benefits Nebraska and may have clinched a lawmaker's support for health care legislation should be removed from the bill. The Democratic senator from Arkansas on Tuesday said she was disappointed about a provision in the Senate's health care bill that will require the federal government to permanently pay the entire cost of Medicaid expansion in Nebraska, while only paying the costs of expansion in the other 49...
  • Lincoln: Health care will be issue through election

    12/29/2009 6:18:13 PM PST · by Def Conservative · 44 replies · 1,184+ views
    U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln said today she expects health care reform to remain a hot topic through the 2010 election cycle, but she believes as Arkansans learn more about the reform bill she voted for last week, they will see it is good for Arkansas. “I think the more people do understand about the health care bill, the more comfort they feel with it,” she said. “There’s been a lot of misinformation out there.”
  • Lincoln spares NARMC

    12/26/2009 7:14:25 AM PST · by Def Conservative · 25 replies · 828+ views
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) announced Wednesday that North Arkansas Regional Medical Center in Harrison and seven other Arkansas hospitals will be protected under an amendment she secured in the revised Senate health plan. Her proposal prevents scheduled Medicare payment cuts proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) that put 250 hospitals throughout the United States at a disadvantage, including hospitals in Mountain Home, Forrest City, Blytheville, Helena, Jonesboro, Batesville, Paragould and Harrison. The move is expected to spare North Arkansas Regional Medical Center $1,078,857 in Medicare cuts.
  • Democrats running scared for 2010 elections

    12/19/2009 8:41:56 AM PST · by GonzoII · 78 replies · 2,649+ views
    Examiner.Com ^ | December 19 2009 | Dwight L. Schwab Jr.
    It’s hard to believe that just 11 short months ago, the Republican Party was all but declared a non-entity for the next 50 years in American politics. Now it seems by all poll indications, the Republicans are back and they may make the 1994 off-year elections look tame compared to what may be in store in 2010. The early scent of a future landslide defeat usually begins with the party’s own starting to withdraw as candidates. Early reports show Reps. Dennis Moore of Kansas, John Tanner and Bart Gordon of Tennessee, Brian Baird of Washington and Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii...
  • Sen. Lincoln: Congress Can Force Americans to Buy Health Insurance Because... (short title)

    12/16/2009 7:28:26 PM PST · by Tigen · 66 replies · 2,943+ views
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | 12-16-09 | Nicholas Ballasy, Video Reporter
    ( - Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) told that Congress has the authority to force individual Americans to buy health insurance because the U.S. Constitution “charges Congress with the health and well-being of the people.”
  • The Chicago Way (W.H. Threatens Nelson with AFB Closure)

    12/16/2009 4:29:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies · 2,025+ views
    Investor's Business daily ^ | December 16, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Politics: If the Democrats' stitched-together Frankenstein monster of health care reform gets the 60 votes to get through the Senate, it will have been done through an assortment of bribes and brass knuckles. (snip) Sen. Ben Nelson, a Nebraska Democrat, has also been critical of the buy-in and public option, but he has an additional issue about whatever comes out of the Senate not involving public funding of abortion in any way. Michael Goldfarb on the Weekly Standard blog quotes a Senate aide as saying the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base on the...
  • Bye Bye Blanche (Lincoln, D-AR)

    12/13/2009 6:50:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 44 replies · 2,455+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/21/2009 | Kenneth Tomlinson
    Even before she became the swing vote that forced consideration of Obamacare onto the Senate floor, two-term Arkansas senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln had a dubious distinction: "For 2010, she may be the most endangered Democratic senator in the country," says Public Policy Polling head Dean Debnam. Political handicappers began to note her vulnerability last summer when, in the face of the tea-party movement, Lincoln refused to hold town hall meetings with her constituents. In a conference call with Arkansas reporters, she called tea-party confrontations with politicians "un-American," and ever since, even though she relented and held a few town halls...
  • Uncertain Times Call for an Unconventional Candidate. Meet Trevor Drown...

    12/04/2009 11:39:26 PM PST · by Palm Tree Doc · 2 replies · 360+ views
    "With Republicans seeking a big Senate seat win in Arkansas, one man - a former Green Beret who served in Afghanistan - has put his hat in the ring as an Independent candidate for senator, demonstrating why democracy still matters. Arkansas offers an interesting litmus test in modern American democracy. The battle for one Senate seat has implications for long-term American domestic and foreign policy, and for these reasons Republicans are eager to win in Arkansas. Trevor Drown, a former Green Beret who served in Afghanistan, has his own perspectives on the Arkansas contest. Mr. Drown put together an...
  • Senate Democrats targeting the pay of health insurance executives

    12/04/2009 3:33:03 PM PST · by thefoundersrock · 7 replies · 478+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/09 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats will offer an amendment this weekend to curb the pay of executives at health insurance companies that benefit from federal subsidies, fueling the growing feud with the powerful industry. Sens. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) have sponsored an amendment that would prohibit health insurance companies from deducting more than $400,000 in executive compensation per individual. The cap would apply to companies that earned 25 percent or more of their income from Americans who buy insurance from government-created exchanges.
  • Arkansas Dem Blanche Lincoln Trails 4 GOP’ers After Obamacare Vote

    12/03/2009 12:38:10 PM PST · by Justaham · 39 replies · 1,160+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-3-09 | Jim Hoft
    Liberal democrat Blanche Lincoln now trails four Republicans in her home state after voting to open debate on Obamacare. During the debate to open Obamacare Lincoln said government is too big to fail then went ahead to vote to make it bigger anyway. Ony 18% of Arkansas voters strongly favor Obamacare while 56% strongly oppose it. Rasmussen reported: Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln has found herself right in the middle of the national debate over health care, and that’s a tough spot as she prepares to face Arkansas voters in 2010. As she did in September, Lincoln trails four possible Republican...
  • Brit Hume Says Dem Sen. Blanche Lincoln is the Senator to Watch in Health Care Battle - Video

    11/30/2009 8:59:23 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 568+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 30, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Fox News' Brit Hume today talking about "cracks" in the Democratic coalition necessary to pass ObamaCare in the U.S. Senate. Hume said Sen. Blanche Lincoln is the senator to watch because ObamaCare is "wildly unpopular" in her home state of Arkansas. Hume believes it is possible the Democrats could persuade Lincoln, Nelson, and Landrieu to vote for cloture to move to a final vote, but lose Joe Lieberman. That would leave it in the hands of a liberal Republican like Olympia Snowe. Hume also said Obama's speech tomorrow night at West Point will bear watching to...
  • Blanche Lincoln's Balancing Act (Whatever Shall I Do)

    11/22/2009 10:48:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies · 946+ views
    NRO Online ^ | November 20, 2009 | David J. Sanders
    For Sen. Blanche Lincoln, the moderate Arkansas Democrat, the nation’s health-care woes may lead to more headaches than any medicine could alleviate. Lincoln is a pivotal vote on the motion to begin debate on Senate majority leader Harry Reid’s health-care legislation; if the motion passes, she could be the swing vote on the eventual motion to close debate. Her decision isn’t simply a calculation about winning the right number of concessions, as perhaps President Obama and the Democratic leadership hope; it’s about her political survival. The pressure in Washington may be significant — Lincoln has had sit-down meetings with Obama...
  • Sweeteners For The South (Louisiana Purchase: $300 Million For Landrieu)

    11/22/2009 10:16:34 AM PST · by raptor22 · 32 replies · 1,541+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2009 | Dana Milbank
    Staffers on Capitol Hill were calling it the Louisiana Purchase. On the eve of Saturday's showdown in the Senate over health-care reform, Democratic leaders still hadn't secured the support of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), one of the 60 votes needed to keep the legislation alive. The wavering lawmaker was offered a sweetener: at least $100 million in extra federal money for her home state. And so it came to pass that Landrieu walked onto the Senate floor midafternoon Saturday to announce her aye vote -- and to trumpet the financial "fix" she had arranged for Louisiana. "I am not going...
  • ARKANSAS, you get this snake out of office!

    11/21/2009 5:28:40 PM PST · by neverbluffer · 23 replies · 1,306+ views
    11-21-2009 | neverbluffer
    It is up to you Arkansas. You make your voices heard now! Blanch Lincoln has got to go in the next election! Ni nice anymore. Same goes for you in Louisianna!

    11/21/2009 12:22:10 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 34 replies · 2,455+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 11/21/09 | Tommy Report
    In response to Senator Lincoln's decision to vote in favor of cloture, Governor Palin tweets the following: Not sure I can convince Sen. Lincoln to vote no - but will do everything in my pwr to convince my friends in Arkansas to vote against her.,/u>,/b> Senator Lincoln is up for re-election in Arkansas in 2010. Only 29% of Arkansans support Obama's healthcare plan.
  • Sen. Lincoln's Support for Health Care Debate Gives Dems 60 Votes

    11/21/2009 12:53:31 PM PST · by Reeser · 197 replies · 7,351+ views
    Democrats on Saturday clinched the votes needed to advance the Senate's version of President Obama's health care overhaul to the floor for a historic debate scheduled to begin shortly after 8 p.m..
  • Dems snare 60 votes to move ahead on health care

    11/21/2009 12:23:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 221 replies · 6,151+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/21/09 | ERICA WERNER
    Dems snare 60 votes to move ahead on health careBy ERICA WERNER, Associated Press Writer – 4 mins ago WASHINGTON – Democratic leaders secured the last two votes to move ahead on historic health care legislation, clearing the way for a Saturday night showdown on President Barack Obama's top domestic initiative. In long-awaited speeches, centrist Sens. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana said they would stand with their party and vote "yes" on the crucial test vote despite deep reservations with elements of the 2,074-page bill to remake the nation's health care system. "The truth is this...
  • Sen. Blanche Lincoln also on board, 60 in hand (Traitor!)

    11/21/2009 12:12:12 PM PST · by broken_arrow1 · 76 replies · 1,946+ views
    Politico ^ | 11-21-2009 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN & JAKE SHERMAN
    Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) said she’d deliver the deciding vote to push forward with a sweeping health reform plan in the Senate Saturday, ending days of speculation over whether President Barack Obama’s signature priority would proceed to the floor or suffer a debilitating blow. As with several centrists before her, Lincoln’s yes vote to start debate came wrapped in series of serious concerns about the current bill – and she said it would require major revisions before she could cast a similar vote in favor of final passage. "I'm prepared to vote against moving to the next stage of consideration...
  • Dems Have Votes to Move Forward with Senate Health Care Bill; Lincoln will Vote "Yes" - Video

    11/21/2009 12:11:15 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 374+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 21, 2009 | b
    Here is video of Democrat Sen. Blanche Lincoln announcing that she will vote for Cloture today on the Senate Health Care Bill. Lincoln claims her vote does not mean she will vote "Yes" on a future cloture vote that will be needed to proceed to a final vote on the bill. In fact, in her remarks, Lincoln said she will vote "No" on the next 60-vote Cloture vote if the Reid bill remains in its current form. Whether she will hold true to those words is a matter of great uncertainty. . . . (VIDEO)
  • Blanche Lincoln on C-SPAN 2 now - a YEA - it's done.

    11/21/2009 11:25:40 AM PST · by Reagan80 · 69 replies · 2,789+ views
    C-SPAN 2 | 11/21/09 | Reagan80
    it's done folks...
  • 3 Democrats Could Block Health Bill in Senate

    11/18/2009 3:46:27 AM PST · by Man50D · 12 replies · 716+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2009 | Carl Hulse
    Senator Ben Nelson, Democrat of Nebraska, says he is not sure he is ready to help a Democratic health care proposal clear even the most preliminary hurdle: gaining the 60 votes his party’s leaders need to open debate on the measure later this week. Two of his fellow Democrats, Senators Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, are proving tough sells as well, raising the prospect that one or perhaps all three of them could scuttle the bill before the fight over it even begins on the Senate floor. “I think what is most important for me...
  • Election puts 10 Dems on high alert

    11/05/2009 10:54:18 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 17 replies · 1,317+ views ^ | 11/05/2009 | Jonathan Allen and Manu Raju
    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) says Tuesday’s Republican victories in Virginia and New Jersey should be a “wake-up call” for Democrats in Congress. Here are 10 likely to be hearing alarm bells. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) No one noticed the election results more than Reid’s advisers, who know he faces a situation similar to that which befell New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine. Like Corzine, Reid is an unpopular incumbent running in a state whose economy is in the tank. And like Corzine, he’ll have to use his massive war chest to create a negative impression of his opponent...
  • Blanched [Blanche Lincoln poll numbers, AR-Senate]

    10/31/2009 2:48:55 PM PDT · by freespirited · 8 replies · 841+ views
    RCP/Time ^ | 10/31/09 | Sean Trende
    Research 2000, in conjunction with the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, has polled the Arkansas Senate race. The good news for Blanche Lincoln is that she leads her opponents; she leads Gilbert Baker 41%-39% and she leads Curtis Coleman 43%-38%. The bad news is that I follow Senate races like Kirstie Alley follows the Swiss Made Fudge catalog, and I still have to look up who Gilbert Baker and Curtis Coleman are (the answer, according to Politics1, is "state senate minority leader" and "Republican activist"). Senators who have trouble getting to 40%, let alone 50%, against completely unknown opponents don't last...
  • NPR News Director Calls Republican Candidate 'Nimrod'

    10/07/2009 5:54:10 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies · 1,992+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Your tax dollars at work . . . Forwarding a press release from a GOP Senate candidate to his Dem opponent, an NPR News Director called the Republican a "nimrod." Roll Call's "Heard on the Hill" column has the [subscription-required] story, which it describes as "another tale of e-mail forwarding gone wrong" [emphasis added]: Army Col. Conrad Reynolds is one of several Republicans vying to take on Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) for Arkansas’ Senate seat in 2010. Reynolds’ campaign issued a press release last week blasting Lincoln for a vote, and among those who received it was Greg Chance, the...
  • Election 2010: Arkansas Senate Race (Dem getting clobbered)

    09/29/2009 5:27:45 PM PDT · by bilhosty · 69 replies · 2,028+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/29/09 | Rasmussen Reports
    Another Democratic senator may be at-risk in 2010. Arkansas' Blanche Lambert Lincoln trails all four of her leading Republican challengers in the first Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 survey in the state. Lincoln fails to get 50% of the vote in any of the match-ups, and any incumbent who falls short of that level is considered vulnerable. In three of the match-ups, however, she is virtually tied with the challengers at this
  • Sen. [Blanche] Lincoln [D. Ark] Reverses Position on Public Option

    09/02/2009 4:07:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies · 1,057+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 02 September 2009 | David M. Drucker
    Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.), still facing the prospect of a tough re-election in 2010, has reversed her position on the public insurance option, saying Tuesday she will oppose the measure as a part of health care reform after previously expressing support for the policy, the Arkansas News reported. Lincoln’s vote on a health care reform bill could be key as the Senate Democratic leadership looks to build a coalition of 60 Senators to pass legislation without using reconciliation. Reconciliation is a budgetary tool that would allow Democrats to clear a bill with just 51 votes. “For some in my caucus,...
  • Another Republican emerges in bid against U.S. Sen. Lincoln (Arkansas)

    09/01/2009 8:01:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 653+ views
    The City Wire ^ | September 1, 2009
    The field of candidates hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., in the 2010 election cycle grew even larger Tuesday with the announcement by Arkansas Sen. Gilbert Baker, R-Conway, that he is in the running. “After encouragement from people all across the state and with the support of my family and close friends, I have decided that during this important time in our nation’s history, one should not be a political spectator. I believe that Arkansas’ next United States Senator should help provide checks and balances on the policies being pushed by Pres. Obama and the D.C. leadership,” Baker...
  • Bad news for Blanche Lincoln; good news for Tom Cotton

    08/28/2009 3:57:04 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 12 replies · 1,066+ views
    Power Line ^ | August 27, 2009 | Paul Mirengoff
    A recent poll by the firm Public Policy Polling contains disheartening news for Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln and encouraging news for our friend Tom Cotton. According to the poll, whose margin of error is +/- 3.5 percent, Lincoln's approval rate is down to 36 percent, with 44 percent disapproving. Earlier this year, more people approved of Lincoln (45 percent) than disapproved (40 percent). Obviously, Lincoln has been hurt by the increasingly public unhappiness with her party and her president. However, Mark Pryor, the other Democratic Arkansas Senator and a much more impressive individual, still does pretty well in the polls....
  • Blanche Lincoln down to 36%

    08/26/2009 8:44:17 AM PDT · by KRyanJames · 24 replies · 1,116+ views
    The K. Ryan James Blog ^ | 26 Aug 2009 | Kenneth Ryan James
    Umm, whoa! The latest numbers from Democratic polling firm Public Policy Polling: Do you approve or disapprove of Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln’s job performance? Approve .......................................................... 36% Disapprove...................................................... 44% Not Sure.......................................................... 20% Here is the breakdown among ideology: Lincoln Approval Base Liberal Moderate Conservative Approve 36% 66% 51% 17% Disapprove 44% 18% 31% 61% Not Sure 20% 16% 19% 22% And among party: Lincoln Approval Base Democratic Republican Other Approve 36% 62% 14% 27% Disapprove 44% 20% 65% 51% Not Sure 20% 17% 21% 22% So again, just how conservative is Sen. Lincoln?
  • Where are the Arkansas Townhall Meetings?

    08/16/2009 6:25:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies · 449+ views
    The Conway Log Cabin Democrat ^ | August 14, 2009 | Laura Eilers
    Oh where oh where can they be??? Senator Blanche Lincoln said protesters questioning Obamacare are un-American. Can you believe that? At least Senator Mark Pryor is having tele-townhall meetings. What a wuss. White house spokesman, Robert Gibbs, said that the angry protests that have been occurring nationwide, are 'manufactured'. Well, last Tuesday, I watched a townhall in Lebanon, PA ( that Fox News broadcast live and it was not in the least bit 'manufactured'. In fact, I doubt very few - if any - of the townhall protests have been 'manufactured'. People are fed up and want answers. And I'm...
  • Arkansas: Republicans target congressional gains

    08/16/2009 9:48:05 AM PDT · by kcvl · 12 replies · 948+ views
    By Hastings Wyman Southern Political Report August 14, 2009 —The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has put all three Arkansas congressional seats held by Democrats on its target list for 2010. Most of this is based on the strength of John McCain’s strong victory here over Barack Obama in 2008 -- 58% to 38% statewide. But whether McCain’s strength, a result in part of still-smoldering resentment of Obama by some Hillary Clinton supporters, will translate into Republican congressional votes next year is problematic. For starters, none of the three Democratic incumbents has a history of close races. Indeed, none of...