At 6:30 this morning, Bill Halter was in Ashdown, AR, kicking off his 25-hour get-out-the-vote push that will take him all over The Natural State. The scheduled appearances are as follows:
Monday, May 17, 2010
* 6:30 a.m. — Ashdown, shift change at Domtar’s Ashdown Mill
* 7:30 a.m. — Texarkana, McDonald’s, 711 E 7th St.
* 9:30 a.m. — El Dorado, Johnny B’s Grill, 211 Southwest Ave.
* 9:45 a.m. — El Dorado, Townhouse Restaurant, 421 Southwest Avenue
* 12:30 p.m. — Little Rock, Cotham’s Restaurant,1401 West 3rd St.
* 1:30 p.m. — N. Little Rock, Kroger, 4401 Camp Robinson Rd.
* 3:30 p.m. — West Memphis, Main Street-walk of local businesses, beginning at Broadway & Avalon
* 5:30 p.m. — Jonesboro, Meet and Greet volunteers at Jonesboro headquarters, 128 Southwest Dr.
* 8:00 p.m. — Fayetteville, Get Out the Vote Rally, Halter Campaign Headquarters, 19 S. Block St.
* 9:45 p.m. — Fort Smith, Teamsters #373 Union Hall, 4314 Phoenix Ave.
* 10:00 p.m. — Fort Smith, Denny’s Restaurant, 5910 Rogers Ave.
* 11:30 p.m. — Russellville
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
* 12:45 a.m. — Conway
* 1:30 a.m — Little Rock, Central Fire Station
* 2:15 a.m. — Little Rock, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
* 3:00 a.m. — Little Rock Police Substation
* 4:00 a.m. — Little Rock IHOP, Markham & University
* 5:00 a.m. — Little Rock, Denny’s, I-630 & Shackleford Rd.
* 6:00 a.m. — N. Little Rock, Waffle House, North Hills & McCain Blvd.
* 7:00 a.m. — N. Little Rock, North Hills Blvd. & McCain Blvd.
* 7:30 a.m. — N. Little Rock, Vote with Halter family at Central Baptist Church, 5200 Fairway Ave.
(No word yet as far as where the 11:30 p.m. stop in Russellville or the 12:45 a.m. stop in Conway will actually take place. )
This is a pretty ambitious schedule, obviously, if for no other reason than it does not really allow for any sleep. (The one exception might be on the flight from Jonesboro to Fayetteville, though that’s so early in the evening I doubt it. The rest of the travel will be in an RV.) As for the efficacy of this plan? It remains to be seen, but I don’t think it can possibly hurt. I am particularly curious as to how the turnout will be at stops like 4:00 a.m. at IHOP, though I’m not curious enough to actually get up that early.
For her final day+ of campaigning, Senator Lincoln is hitting Mountain Home, Jonesboro, Marion, and Paragould in the first congressional district alongside Rep. Marion Berry.
*10:00 a.m. — Baxter County Regional Medical Center, 624 Hospital Dr., Mountain Home.
*12:45 p.m. — Crittenden County Courthouse Square, 100 Court St., Marion.
*3:00 p.m. — Arkansas State University, Arkansas Biosciences Institute, 504 University Lp. East, Jonesboro
*4:45 p.m. — Fish Fry and Political Rally, Kirk Equipment Company, 3411 Hyy 412 East, Paragould
Lincoln represented the first district in congress from 1993 to 1997, so this is much more of a move to shore up the base than to reach new or undecided voters.