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AR-Sen: Lincoln Doing The Cupid Shuffle?

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As in, "to the left, to the left, to the left, to the left...." Based on yesterday's about-face regarding financial reform, it appears so. According to Politico, she dropped her efforts to cooperate with Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) after he balked at putting standardized derivatives on exchanges. The language she's preparing is now stronger than what appeared in the House bill,...

AR-Sen: Pee On The Fire And Call The Dogs, This Race Is Over

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On the heels of yesterday's poll showing a tight race between Bill Halter and Blanche Lincoln, Talk Business released a poll of 1,357 voters who plan to vote for a Republican in the May 18 preferential primary. 46%  John Boozman 14%  Gilbert Baker 8%   Jim Holt 5%   Curtis Coleman 3%   Randy Alexander 3%   Kim Hendren 3%   Conrad Reynolds 1%   Fred Ramey 17%  Undecided With a margin of error...

AR-04: Rankin Releases Fundraising Total

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Beth Anne Rankin reports that she raised $38,294 in 1Q fundraising.  FEC reports for the other two candidates, Glenn Gallas (R) and Rep. Mike Ross are not yet available. While I have no basis to speculate on Gallas's total, if last year's numbers are any indication for Ross, I expect him to have something in the $200,000 - $250,000 range. Also,...

AR-Sen: New Talk Business Poll Released

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Talk Business polled 1,167 statewide voters regarding their preference in the Democratic preferential primary for U.S. Senator.  The results: 38%  Blanche Lincoln 31%  Bill Halter 10%  D.C. Morrison 20%  Undecided The margin of error is +/- 3%, which means that we can only just barely say with any certainty that voters prefer Lincoln to Halter.  (See this post for an explanation.)  The 20% undecided...

AR-Sen [Follow-up]: If Not Mitchell Berry, Then Who?

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Yesterday, I mentioned (and Blue Arkansas detailed more fully) an attack ad against Bill Halter that was created by a group headed by Marion Berry's son, Mitchell. Except, then it wasn't headed by Mitchell Berry; he was merely the lawyer who did the paperwork to create the group. Which all seemed well and good for a moment, until someone asked the...

AR-02: Robbie Wills Is The Leader In The Fundraising Clubhouse

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According to Gerard Matthews (who, by the way, has done a nice job filling in for Max Brantley of late), Robbie Wills raised $327,000 in 1Q fundraising, putting the current AR-02 standings at: Robbie Wills: $327,000 David Boling: $250,000 John Adams: $50,000 Patrick Kennedy: $5,585 Joyce Elliott: ? Elliott is expected to post a big number, but my guess is that she is closer to...