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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
    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.”...
  • 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
    CQPolitics.com ^ | 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
    Investors.com ^ | 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...