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  • Asa Hutchinson ends Huckabee support, backs McCain

    02/22/2008 8:07:43 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 28 replies · 417+ views
    The Cabin ^ | Feb. 22, 2008 | AP
    Former congressman Asa Hutchinson, whose brother and former U.S. Sen. Tim Hutchinson is a top Huckabee supporter, said Thursday he's no longer backing Huckabee's presidential campaign and endorsed presumptive GOP nominee John McCain. Hutchinson said he endorsed McCain because it's virtually impossible for Huckabee to gain the 1,191 delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination. Huckabee's campaign had announced in November that the Hutchinson brothers were among high profile Arkansas Republicans backing the former governor's bid. "I was delighted to support Gov. Huckabee whenever there was a possibility he could garner the delegates necessary to win," Hutchinson told The Associated...
  • Senator Tim Hutchinson on Late Edition - 12/30/2007 (on Mike Huckabee)

    12/30/2007 1:57:03 PM PST · by MrArbitrage123 · 55 replies · 131+ views
    CNN via You Tube ^ | Wolf Blitzer
    Hey gang, Let's watch this video so we can have some more fun maliciously and ignorantly assassinate another good man's character. Let's propigate some more half truths because we are so credulous as to eat the spoon fed pap of Fred Barnes, Mort Kondrackie, Krauthammer, Matt Drudge and Mitt Romney. Crucify him! Crucify him! Give us Barabas!
  • Bid to name R.I. bridge for woman hits a bump

    05/27/2007 8:54:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 782+ views
    AP ^ | May 27, 2007 | Ray Henry
    PROVIDENCE -- A female lawmaker in Rhode Island is demanding her colleagues name a bridge for an outspoken woman who helped found the state, a gesture resisted in a House chamber so dominated by men it lacked a women's bathroom until last month. Lawmakers here routinely crank out honorifics with little fanfare, let alone debate. Not this time. Critics of Representative Amy Rice have rewritten her bill and attempted to scuttle it over a plan to name a new bridge spanning the Sakonnet River for Anne Hutchinson, a religious dissident who led hundreds of followers to Rhode Island in 1638...
  • Texas businesses lean on senators

    05/25/2007 5:22:45 PM PDT · by Baladas · 41 replies · 1,259+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2007 | Suzanne Gamboa
    WASHINGTON – Texas business leaders are pressuring the state's Republican senators to back the immigration reform bill now being debated in the Senate. A coalition of Texas businesses published an open letter to Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn in Thursday's editions of The Dallas Morning News, to "express the urgency in supporting passage of comprehensive immigration reform." "We hope both Republican senators from Texas would get behind this bill. We think it's a unique opportunity and we need to finish the job," said Bill Hammond, president of the Texas Association of Business and a board member of Texas...
  • Candidates debate state of the state (Minnesota Gubernatorial Debate)

    09/14/2006 6:35:40 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 7 replies · 366+ views
    Minneapolis StarTribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 9/14/06 | Dane Smith - Staff Reporter
    Strong disagreement about the state of the state and what to do about it, punctuated by flashes of humor and sharp exchanges, distinguished the first post-primary debate Thursday between the three major party gubernatorial candidates. Deteriorating road conditions, rising health-care and tuition costs, and unsatisfactory school performance were blamed on Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty by DFL Attorney General Mike Hatch and Independence Party candidate Peter Hutchinson.
  • Taxes Take Chunk of Bartender's Hefty Tip

    09/08/2006 12:38:51 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 45 replies · 2,681+ views
    http://articles.news.aol.com/ ^ | 9 7 06 | associated press
    HUTCHINSON, Kan. (Sept. 7) - A bartender who last week was left a $10,000 tip by a regular customer now has more than the excitement of the offer: she has the cash. Cindy Kienow received a check Tuesday from Applebee's franchise owner JS Ventures Inc. for about $6,300, her share of the tip after taxes. The customer gave Kienow the hefty tip Aug. 27 on a $26 meal. But since he paid by credit card, the restaurant wanted to make sure it was a valid charge before giving Kienow the money. "I've had a lot of fun," Kienow said of...
  • Arkansas Hispanic groups plan rallies, not boycott, for May 1

    04/27/2006 5:01:26 PM PDT · by pulaskibush · 17 replies · 688+ views
    AP column emailed to me from Arkansas Update the email from Asa Hutchinson Campaign | 04/25/06 | DANIEL CONNOLLY
    Apr 25, 7:36 PM EDT Ark. Hispanic groups plan rallies, not boycott, for May 1 By DANIEL CONNOLLY Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Demonstrations in favor of giving illegal immigrants a chance at legal status are scheduled in De Queen, Little Rock and Springdale next Monday, three weeks after rallies in those cities attracted thousands of people. But some organizers in Arkansas say they won't support calls by national groups for immigrants to show their economic power Monday by not working or shopping. "We are not supporting or against that (boycott)," said Margarita Solorzano, one of the organizers...
  • Senior Democrat pushes expansion on indecency bill (Rockefeller & Hutchinson want cable covered)

    03/01/2006 10:51:59 AM PST · by weegee · 10 replies · 431+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter via Yahoo ^ | Mon Feb 27, 8:51 PM ET | By Brooks Boliek
    WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - A senior Democratic senator plans to force a series of votes on indecency legislation when the Senate Commerce Committee takes up a broad-based telecommunications reform bill in the spring, an aide said Monday. Sens. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, have introduced legislation that seeks to expand indecency regulations to cable and satellite TV providers, include violent content under the same regulations as indecent content and codify the current children's television rules. "Sen. Rockefeller plans to offer his bill, in totality, or section-by-section, as amendments to the telecom bill as this goes forward," James...
  • Better Approach to Government Consolidation

    02/04/2006 9:59:01 PM PST · by kathsua · 306+ views
    Dwights Effort ^ | 2/03/06 | Jalexson
    A Better Approach to Government Consolidation Print E-mail By The Effort Staff Friday, 03 February 2006 By Jalexson HUTCHINSON, KS -- Current talk about government consolidation in Kansas is basically just a continuation of the ancient attempts of cities to control the surrounding countryside. Cities want to force rural residents to finance the services city residents receive and to obey city laws. There is a better approach to the issue than what city governments are suggesting. County governments are necessary because they are the administrative units of the state. City governments only exist because urban residents want more services or...
  • Poll shows Beebe leads Hutchinson for AR governor (Immigration may be decider?)

    01/20/2006 4:49:00 AM PST · by AZRepublican · 11 replies · 693+ views
    Democrat Mike Beebe leads Republican Asa Hutchinson 46 percent to 40 percent in the race for governor of Arkansas, according to a new poll by Rasmussen Reports, an electronic publishing firm specializing in the collection, publication and distribution of public opinion polling information. The telephone survey was conducted Jan. 15 of 500 likely Arkansas voters and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4. 5 percentage points, Rasmussen said. Hutchinson was viewed favorably by 53 percent of the likely voters and Beebe by 55 percent. On other matters, the report said : Former President Clinton, a former governor...
  • Bush's Black Voter Court Shakes Democrats

    07/22/2005 9:26:09 PM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 62 replies · 1,978+ views
    BlackNews.com ^ | July 22, 2005 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    Republican National Committee chair Ken Mehlman told the recent NAACP convention that he'd pull out all stops to woo black voters to the GOP tent. A few hundred miles away his boss was busy touting his program for jobs, minority business, and homeownership at the Indianapolis Black Expo. Bush and Mehlman got a listen at both places, and they should have. Blacks have gotten precious little in return for their blind loyalty to the Democratic Party. The black poor are more numerous. They live in crime and violence plagued neighborhoods. Their children attend miserably failing public schools. Public services in...
  • Arkansas - Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller Pulls Out Of Race for Governor - Asa Huchinson nomination set

    07/19/2005 2:10:25 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 23 replies · 891+ views
    KTHV.com ^ | July 19, 2005
    Lt. Governor Win Rockefeller has a blood disorder and is ending his race for governor. The 56-year-old Rockefeller says he was diagnosed in April and that the blood condition could develop into leukemia. Rockefeller has been campaigning and raising money in the hope of following in his father's footsteps as governor of Arkansas. But his illness will derail that plan.
  • (V) Is Hutchinson Insurance Against Hillary?

    06/19/2005 6:13:28 PM PDT · by Tall_Texan · 88 replies · 1,592+ views
    06-19-2005 | Tall_Texan
    Some dominoes of Texas politics fell into place in the last few days or, more correctly, did not fall out of place as many thought they might. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson chose not to run against incumbent governor Rick Perry next year. She will instead run to keep her seat as a Republican in the U.S. Senate, a race she will almost certainly win. One of the reasons given is that Hutchinson is reaching a point of seniority and leadership in the Senate where she may be able to help Texas achieve some legislative perks. I think there is another...
  • Arkansas - FBI Probes Allegations On Ron Fields (Ex-Atty General, DEA and Homeland Security)

    04/05/2005 12:56:58 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 2,226+ views
    Southwest Times Record (Fort Smith, AR) ^ | April 3, 2005 | Amy Sherrill
    FBI Probes Allegations On Fields © copyright: Times Record, 2005 Former Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Ron Fields has been on administrative leave from the Department of Homeland Security since last summer because of an FBI investigation and grand jury proceedings, his attorney confirmed Friday. Eddie Christian of Fort Smith said the investigation is the “biggest witch hunt he’s ever seen.” Christian said the FBI has accused Fields of dealing drugs and of ordering Jay C. Rider, then a Fort Smith police captain, to shoot a Fort Smith woman, Lori Murchison, in 1995. Christian also represents Rider. “It’s based on...
  • Arkansas - Health Department director Fay Boozman dies in accident on Rogers farm

    03/19/2005 9:01:19 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 3,191+ views
    Associated Press | David Hammer
    LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Arkansas Health Department director Dr. Fay Boozman, appointed to the post in 1999 after an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate, died Saturday in an apparent farm accident. Boozman was 58 years old. He is survived by his wife, Vickie; their three children; his brother, U.S. Rep. John Boozman, R-Ark.; and their mother, who lives in Fort Smith. Officials said Fay Boozman was working by himself in his barn in Rogers when part of the barn gave way and crushed him at 4 p.m. Saturday. The Boozman family didn't want further details released. "The family...
  • Asa Hutchinson hired by Washington firm, to open own firm in Arkansas

    03/02/2005 8:08:34 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 558+ views
    Associated Press | March 2, 2005 | David Hammer
    LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Former Arkansas congressman and U.S. Homeland Security undersecretary Asa Hutchinson has been named chairman of a private Washington law firm's homeland security practice but will be moving him family to Little Rock. Hutchinson told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he took the position at Venable LLP in Washington because the firm allowed him to make his primary residence in Little Rock and establish his own consulting firm, Hutchinson Security Strategies, in Arkansas. "Venable gave me an opportunity to head up their homeland security practice in a way that's consistent with me pursuing personal and...
  • Arkansas - Rockefeller decides to run for governor

    02/24/2005 2:39:05 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 31 replies · 1,630+ views
    Associated Press | February 24, 2005
    LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller has informed state Republican officials that he will definitely run for governor in 2006. Rockefeller stated his intentions in a letter dated Monday to members of the state Republican Party, state committee and executive committee. "I want you to be the first to know," Rockefeller said. "I look forward to working with you in the coming months to bring about a new era of excellence for Arkansas." He said he would formally announce his candidacy after the Legislature adjourns. He was not immediately available for comment Thursday. In his letter, Rockefeller...
  • Report: Hutchinson Leaving Homeland Post

    01/24/2005 5:50:37 AM PST · by BigSkyFreeper · 58 replies · 1,887+ views
    Associated Press via Great Falls Tribune ^ | January 24, 2005 | Associated Press Newswire
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Asa Hutchinson told a newspaper he plans to resign his post with the Homeland Security Department on Monday after he was passed over twice by the Bush administration to be secretary of the department. Hutchinson, a former Arkansas congressman and former federal drug czar, is the undersecretary for border and transportation security issues. He said his resignation would be effective March 1 to allow a more seamless transition when secretary-designate Michael Chertoff takes over the department from Tom Ridge. "It was just a good time to change for me personally and for the department," Hutchinson...
  • Illegalize illegals: Time for showdown in open frontier

    12/16/2004 1:17:16 PM PST · by atomic_dog · 39 replies · 1,720+ views
    HoustonChronicle.com ^ | Dec 15, 2004 | William F. Buckley Jr.
    Illegalize illegals: Time for showdown in open frontier By WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR. The new intelligence law, courtesy of 9/11, is mystifying because it does not face directly what is the most prominent threat to homeland security. It is: inimical action by non-Americans. All the people who participated in 9/11 were foreigners, here under various auspices. And yet the bill that has evolved from the findings of the 9/11 commission reads like an elocutionary exercise by a national committee to avoid saying anything unpleasant about unpleasant people born abroad. Specifically, the threat at this moment is from foreign terrorism. The...
  • Terrorist Alley: Terrorists using the Arizona/Mexico border to cross into the U.S.

    12/16/2004 9:23:29 AM PST · by FBD · 141 replies · 3,212+ views
    KVOA Tuscon Eyewitness News 4 ^ | November 9, 2004 at 10:00PM MST | KVOA Tuscon Eyewitness News 4
    Good evening. In August, The Investigators on Eyewitness News 4 first reported the possible threat of terrorists using the Arizona/Mexico border to cross into the U.S. While local government officials and immigration advocates questioned the validity of such a threat, our report, "Terrorist Alley," gained national attention. Just a few weeks ago, high-level sources told a Washington newspaper that Chechen terrorists have entered the U.S. through our state. Now, we've uncovered even more evidence that the threat along our border is real. "The story you did was 100% accurate. It showed what's happening on the border on a daily basis....
  • Border control?

    12/16/2004 8:48:23 AM PST · by worldclass · 12 replies · 418+ views
    Washington Times Insider ^ | 12/15/2004 | Fran Coombs
    Why won't the elites in this country face up to the illegal immigration crisis we are facing? Is it all politics, or like the reaction from blue state pundits to President Bush's reelection, do they just know better than the rest of us? Asa Hutchinson, the head of this country's border control efforts, told The Washington Times several months ago that Americans lack the desire to tackle the illegal immigration issue, implying somehow that it was mean-spirited to throw people out of the country once they're here.
  • SAFETY'S NOT NO. 1

    12/16/2004 9:13:06 AM PST · by worldclass · 23 replies · 577+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/15/2004 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    Yet fear of offending the race and rights lobbies has trumped national security at DHS. This spring, for example, Asa Hutchinson — the department's undersecretary for Border and Transportation Security and now a contender for the top job — shut down a successful border-patrol initiative to catch illegal aliens.
  • CA: Dreier race illustrates cautionary tale on immigration policy

    11/15/2004 8:34:50 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies · 2,887+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/15/04 | Beth Fouhy - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tucked into last week's otherwise predictable California election results lay a cautionary tale about the election year's most uncovered issue: illegal immigration. Republican Rep. David Dreier, the 24-year Los Angeles-area veteran who chairs the powerful House Rules committee, won re-election to his House seat with just under 54 percent of the vote, down from 64 percent in 2002. His Democratic opponent, Cynthia Matthews, won almost 43 percent of the vote, despite spending just over $31,000 in her campaign, compared to more than $900,000 spent by Dreier. A Libertarian candidate won 3.5 percent of the vote. While...
  • Tancredo furious with Hutchinson comment on immigration

    09/14/2004 5:17:54 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 99 replies · 2,089+ views
    The Hill ^ | 9/14/2004 | Klause Marre and Bob Cusack
    Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) considered calling for a top Bush administration official to resign after reading his recent comments on enforcing immigration laws, according to sources.Upset with Undersecretary for Border and Transportation Security Asa Hutchinson's remark that it would not be realistic to enforce current immigration laws, Tancredo, a staunch supporter of more immigration laws, contemplated calling for the administration officials resignation.The two Republicans planned last night to discuss their differences, and it is not expected that Tancredo will ask for Hutchinson to step down.Hutchinson last week told The Washington Times that it would be unrealistic to say that officials...
  • lETTERS TO THE EDITOR The Cost of Illegal Immigration

    09/13/2004 8:26:07 PM PDT · by television is just wrong · 118 replies · 3,008+ views
    The Washington times ^ | Sept, 13, 2004 | Wilson L. Faris
    Letters to the Editor The cost of illegal immigration Regarding "Rounding up all illegals 'not realistic' " (Page 1, Friday) by Jerry Seper: Asa Hutchinson has once again clearly demonstrated that he is not up to the task of protecting the U.S. borders. His statements and inaction show that rich bureaucrats have little view of reality from the gated communities in which they live. Mr. Hutchinson speaks of a lack of will on the part of the American people to uproot illegal aliens in the United States. How did Mr. Hutchinson arrive at such a conclusion? The only lack of...
  • One Reporter's Opinion - Reel in the Big Fish First(Illegal Immigration)

    08/27/2004 11:38:53 AM PDT · by kellynla · 46 replies · 975+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | 8/27/2004 | George Putnam
    It is this reporter's opinion that there is one way to shut off and bring a grinding halt to the illegal alien invasion of America... and that is to enforce the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 8. Let's put meaning into the words: "Any person who encourages or induces an alien to reside knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that residence is in violation of law shall be punished as provided for each alien in respect to whom such a violation occurs be fined under Title 18, imprisoned more than 5 years, or both." It speaks of...
  • Employer fines plummet for hiring illegals

    08/22/2004 12:10:57 PM PDT · by JackelopeBreeder · 57 replies · 1,014+ views
    North County Times ^ | 22 August 2004 | William Finn Bennett
    Since 1998, the federal government has fined just four companies in San Diego County and none in Riverside County for hiring illegal immigrants ---- and those statistics seem to paint a very different picture than the one recently described by Undersecretary of Homeland Security Asa Hutchinson. At an Aug. 13 town-hall meeting on illegal immigration held in Temecula, Hutchinson touted the more than 500 investigations of companies the federal government has recently conducted nationwide. Of those, 179 were in Southern California, he said. And while a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman said last week that the number of investigations...
  • ILLEGAL ALIEN PROBLEM WORSENS

    08/21/2004 10:40:01 AM PDT · by forest · 23 replies · 836+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #313 ^ | 8-21-04 | Doug Fiedor
    A few weeks ago, Jerry Seper at The Washington Times wrote a well researched three part series titled: "FREE PASS: America's losing fight against illegals."[1] It is still there for anyone interested in catching up on the topic. Last week, Seper struck yet again, this time describing the "Limits sought on Border Patrol" agents. According to Seper: "The Department of Homeland Security wants to restrict the U.S. Border Patrol's arrest of illegal aliens in the nation's interior, concerned that the recent apprehension of 450 illegals by agents in inland areas of Southern California failed to consider the 'sensitivities' of those...
  • Border Patrol union says new rules 'muzzle' critics of the agency

    08/20/2004 11:17:41 AM PDT · by MindFire · 39 replies · 578+ views
    AP ^ | 8-18-04 | Ben Fox
    Border Patrol union says new rules 'muzzle' critics of the agency BEN FOX Associated Press TEMECULA, Calif. - New labor rules proposed by the Department of Homeland Security would muzzle internal critics of the Border Patrol by making it easier to punish and fire agents, who have often been vocal critics of management policies, union officials said. The new regulations would take effect upon their release, expected in late summer or early fall. As proposed, they would make significant changes to rules covering some 50,000 Homeland Security employees, including immigration, agricultural and customs inspectors on the border. Homeland Security...
  • Hutchinson Set to Run if Asked

    06/25/2003 9:50:40 AM PDT · by Pubbie · 30 replies · 211+ views
    Roll Call ^ | Apr 30 2003 | Roll Call
    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.
  • Arkansas GOP still lacking a candidate

    06/24/2003 11:31:12 AM PDT · by Pubbie · 33 replies · 311+ views
    The Hill ^ | JUNE 24, 2003 | Peter Savodnik
    Arkansas Republicans are growing increasingly desperate to find a challenger to take on Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln next year. For months, Little Rock Republicans pinned their hopes on either Gov. Mike Huckabee or Asa Hutchinson, a former congressman and now a Department of Homeland Security undersecretary. But Hutchinson says he’s not running. And Huckabee, who’s been embroiled in a series of highly charged budget and education debates at the state Legislature, says he hasn’t made up his mind. So Republicans are turning to a raft of possible second- and third-tier candidates with limited political experience and no statewide elections under...
  • Ark. lawmaker eyes Senate race

    06/11/2003 10:29:07 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 188+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/11/03 | Peter Savodnik
    rkansas House Republican leader Marvin Parks is mobilizing for a race against Democratic Rep. Vic Snyder in the state's 2nd Congressional District. Snyder's move to "test the waters" is the first good news in recent months for the state GOP, which has had trouble recruiting a candidate to take on Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln. "I felt it was time for me to put together an exploratory committee -- and see if I can generate the excitement and the interest and the financial resources to make a competitive race out of it," said Parks, 42, who represents the 46th District in...
  • Anyone Just Hear a TERRIBLE Presentation by Homeland Defense's Hutchinson IGNORING Illegal Aliens?

    05/19/2003 10:27:42 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 179 replies · 830+ views
    www.cspan.org ^ | 19 May 2003 | AmericanInTokyo
    Anyone else just hear a replay of a talk earlier today (19 May) by former Congressman Asa Hutchison, Homeland Defense Undersecretary for Border Control, going into detail about their new USA Visa program and how it will secure our borders at US points of entry?[This aired on CSPAN Radio.]I couldn't believe that talk. IS THIS REALLY BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLICY?!?!Barf.No wonder we are being invaded on the installment plan and the many law abiding guests and immigrants are being slapped in the face and insulted. It guess, listening to that talk, it will continue to happen regardless if the GOP...
  • Republicans looking for Lincoln challenger

    05/06/2003 12:43:03 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 233+ views
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/03 | Peter Savodnik
    As the Arkansas Legislature opened a special session Monday to resolve a $200 million budget dispute, state Republicans were still searching for a candidate to challenge Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln next year. Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee, who had been expected by some party officials to make a decision by late last week, has postponed any announcement for now, GOP leaders said. Gunner DeLay, first vice chairman of the state GOP and a possible Senate contender if Huckabee bows out, said early last week that Huckabee would be meeting with Republican leaders Friday to make his plans known. Marty Ryall, chairman...
  • Asa Hutchinson states he plans no Senate bid

    05/01/2003 8:07:06 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 190+ views
    Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | May 1, 2003 | KEVIN FREKING
    WASHINGTON - Former Congressman Asa Hutchinson disputed reports Wednesday that he seeks to oppose Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas in the November 2004 election for the U.S. Senate. Hutchinson said he had previously ignored the rumor that depicted him as a potential candidate, but then Roll Call, a newspaper that covers Capitol Hill, reported that Hutchinson had signaled to the White House that he would run for the Senate if asked to do so by the president. "That story is flat wrong. Since joining the administration, I have not expressed any interest in a campaign for the United...
  • ASA HUTCHINSON SAYS NO RUN FOR SENATE PLANNED

    04/30/2003 7:53:49 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 66 replies · 471+ views
    Associated Press | April 30, 2003
    ASA HUTCHINSON SAYS NO RUN FOR SENATE PLANNED The former Republican congressman says a Roll Call newspaper report that he would run against Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln was inaccurate. The Roll Call story cited Republican sources as saying Hutchinson would run if the White House asked. He twice declined to answer the question today, saying his commitment is to his current Homeland Security job. State Republican Party Director Marty Ryall said last week that Hutchinson is still "on the short list," along with Governor Huckabee, to challenge Lincoln. Huckabee has said he is tied up with work on state...
  • Asa Hutchinson Considers Bid for U.S. Senator from Arkansas

    04/25/2003 5:58:33 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 26 replies · 971+ views
    C-SPAN, 04-25-03 | 04-25-03 | Theodore R.
    Chuck Todd reported on C-SPAN Friday that Drug Enforcement Administrator and former Rep. Asa Hutchinson, R-AR, is considering a challenge to Sen. Blanche Lambert-Lincoln in the 2004 general election. Hutchinson has just under $200,000 in a political fund from his tenure in Congress (1997-2001), which he can divert to a Senate race. Hutchinson has opened a political account and reported the development to the Federal Election Commission. It is not clear when he will step down from the DEA to make the race, or if he will follow through. In 1986, Hutchinson, then 35, was soundly defeated in a Senate...
  • Asa in the Hole? Hutchinson’s Trips Home Fuel Speculation

    04/15/2003 9:13:29 AM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 12 replies · 279+ views
    Roll Call ^ | April 11, 2003 | Chris Cillizza
    Former Rep. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.), the undersecretary of Homeland Security for border and transportation security, is scheduled to make a handful of appearances in the Razorback State over the next month, fueling speculation that he may be weighing a challenge to Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D).
  • Century-old Hutchinson High School chant abolished <Freep these Nuts!>

    02/02/2003 7:38:31 PM PST · by steplock · 68 replies · 839+ views
    Focus on Freedom ^ | 02 feb 2003 | cjonline
    Century-old Hutchinson High School chant abolished Topeka Capital JournalPrincipal: Ronn Roehm HUTCHINSON -- A 102-year-old Hutchinson High School chant made up of apparent nonsense words was yanked after the school board deemed it potentially offensive. The school board voted unanimously Monday night to do away with the chant after Superintendent Wynona Winn said that at least one phrase -- "hoe potatoer" -- could be considered offensive. The 28-line chant of apparent nonsense words was created by two students in 1901. It became an issue at the Dec. 9 school board meeting, when parent Lorie Norris noted that at one...
  • Your nomination for the "BEST THREAD OF 2002"

    12/31/2002 10:31:43 AM PST · by ken5050 · 109 replies · 419+ views
    one man's opinion....
    There have been the usual number of year-end threads, some vanity, some taken from the media, regarding the events, and people of 2002..but it's time for your nominations for THE BEST THREAD OF 2002......
  • 56,429 Huckabee Supporters Refused to Vote for Hutchinson in AR on Nov. 5

    12/23/2002 6:32:25 PM PST · by Theodore R. · 64 replies · 416+ views
    AR Secretary of State (statistics) | 12-23-02 | Theodore R.
    In the AR general election of Nov. 5, 56,429 persons who supported the reelection of Republican Gov. Mike Huckabee (a 53 percent winner) did not vote for Republican Sen. Tim Hutchinson (a 46 percent loser). Huckabee polled 427,082 votes, compared to Hutchinson's 370,653. It is believed that many of these 56,429 persons were Christian conservatives who objected to Hutchinson's divorce and remarriage to a young staffer. Their actions enabled the Democrat senatorial candidate, Attorney General Mark Pryor to unseat Hutchinson and resume the Pryor family dynasty in AR. While Hutchinson was strongly prolife, Pryor is expected to support abortion on...
  • The Senate Races of 2004

    12/09/2002 10:02:36 AM PST · by republicanwizard · 84 replies · 930+ views
    None ^ | 12/10/02 | RepublicanWizard
    Jim Robinson and fellow Freepers, I felt it necessary to set up a big post to follow developing news about the 2004 Senate races. Although we lost in Louisiana, I'm still reasonably ecstatic over our chances in 2004. Please post any developing news on this thread, such as candidates and polls. Thanks.
  • GOP Staffer Says Hutchinson Worker Passed Information Along

    11/04/2002 7:46:24 PM PST · by fidelio · 1 replies · 633+ views
    KAIT-TV ^ | 4 Nov 02 | KAIT
    Tim Hutchinson said his campaign had nothing to do with the allegation, although Chad Colby (State GOP) said a woman answering the telephone at Hutchinson headquarters Sunday took detailed notes from an anonymous caller and passed the information along to the GOP committee, which contacted news organizations Sunday.
  • Pryor Decries Scandal as ''11th-Hour Smear''

    11/04/2002 3:57:46 PM PST · by fidelio · 2 replies · 775+ views
    KAIT-TV website ^ | November 4 | KAIT
    Posted at: 11:45 p.m. CDT, November 3, 2002 Updated at: 5:00 p.m. CDT, November 4, 2002 JONESBORO, Ark. -- Attorney General Mark Pryor blasted the state Republican Party, claiming the engaged in dirty politics with the release of information that Pryor had hired a Mexican immigrant to perform housekeeping duties. The controversy began with a report on the the Drudge Report Web site of Internet gossip columnist Matt Drudge. The item said Pryor's campaign ``has been hit with claims he employed an illegal immigrant,'' attributing the information to unnamed sources. The report said the woman ``claims she worked for Pryor...
  • Pryor immigrant worker

    11/04/2002 12:04:41 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 46 replies · 334+ views
    Arkansas US Senate Race Pryor Denies Claim of Employing Illegal Alien November 3, 2002 Posted at: 11:45 p.m. CDT November 4, 2002 Updated at: 11:25 a.m. CDT ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Democratic candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from Arkansas, Mark Pryor, denied Sunday that he had ever employed an illegal immigrant, and accused his Republican opponent of dirty politics. Pryor, who is also the state's attorney general, issued a statement responding to an item on the Drudge Report Web site of Internet gossip columnist Matt Drudge. The item said Pryor's campaign ``has been hit with claims...
  • Clinton Makes Entrance By Trash Dumpsters (Arkansas after FReep Report)

    11/03/2002 6:07:39 PM PST · by sweetliberty · 1,165 replies · 4,486+ views
    November 3, 2002 | Arkansas Hog Wild FReepers
    We have just returned to Budge's house to do the FReep report because there is a lot of information to report. In attendance were Budge, Travelgirl, The Battman, parsifal, Don Frivoinai, sweetliberty, and another FReeper who, for reasons you will come to understand shortly, needs to remain anonymous until after the election. We arrived at Budge's around noon to get everything set up for the maiden FReep of the Arkansas Hog Wild FReepers and the FReepmobile. We got to the site around quarter after 1 and finished up some signs and headed over to the convention center to await the...
  • First Pryor immigrant poll up at KAIT-TV website.

    11/03/2002 10:43:34 PM PST · by fidelio · 6 replies · 927+ views
    KAIT-TV ^ | Fidelio
    Poll question: If proven true, will the allegation that Attorney General Mark Pryor hired an illegal immigrant to perform housekeeping duties cause you to vote for his opponent Sen. Tim Hutchinson? Yes No Undecided
  • It's Bush v Clinton again as Arkansas goes to the polls

    11/02/2002 5:10:45 PM PST · by MadIvan · 188 replies · 297+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | November 3, 2002 | Julian Coman
    Arkansas residents will today and tomorrow witness what the rest of the country never got a chance to see: a political contest between George Bush Jr and Bill Clinton. On the stump at Ouachita Baptist University, deep in rural Arkansas, the Republican senator Tim Hutchinson is standing in front of a cardboard cut-out of the President of the United States. "I have a personal relationship with George W. Bush," he tells an audience of 300 students. "He is a good friend of mine. And President Bush will be here on Monday to push us over the finish line in the...
  • Scandal: Postal Exec Caught Using USPS Budget to Unseat GOP Senator

    11/02/2002 6:33:38 AM PST · by Pern · 39 replies · 811+ views
    Citizens Against Government Waste ^ | Oct. 30, 2002 | Leslie Paige
    (Washington, D.C.) -- The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) today reacted with outrage to reports that a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) executive has been forced to resign amidst allegations that she attempted to manipulate postal service resources to punish a candidate for the U.S. Senate who had been critical of the mismanaged government mail system. "There has long been much to criticize at the USPS, from financial losses and taxpayer subsidies to regular price increases amidst poor service and low productivity," CCAGW Vice President Leslie Paige said. "But this is a new level of corruption and mismanagement. Taxpayers...
  • No Southern Comfort for GOP In This Year's Election Races

    10/29/2002 8:09:13 AM PST · by Dave S · 176+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | October 29, 2002 | David Rogers
    No Southern Comfort for GOP In This Year's Election Races Several Races in Arkansas Highlight Democrats' Fresh Foothold in Region By DAVID ROGERS Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- It has come to this for the Arkansas GOP: paid radio spots urging listeners to let Gov. Mike Huckabee "know you are praying for him." On Election Day next Tuesday, the embattled governor and his Republican ticket mate, Sen. Tim Hutchinson, will need votes even more than prayers. The two baby-boomer Baptist ministers are fighting for survival in what has become a cautionary tale for the...