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AR-02: More On Social Media In Campaigns

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Yesterday, I mentioned the seeming lack of understanding by Arkansas candidates on how to implement a coherent social media strategy.  As luck would have it, Patrick Kennedy posted a Facebook note touching (somewhat) on this issue yesterday as well. Sadly, even the guy who was featured in CNN regarding his usage of Foursquare and the like misses the forest for...

AR-Sen: Halter Raises More Than $2M in 31 Days

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Following last night's deadline for first-quarter financial reporting, Carol Butler, campaign manager for Bill Halter, said that the candidate had raised over $2M since announcing that he would seek Blanche Lincoln's Senate seat. Obviously, given the monetary lead Lincoln had as of the last reporting deadline (nearly $5M in the bank), it was important for Halter to put up a...

AR Dept. of Health receives $400K grant

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Senators Lincoln and Pryor and Congressmen Ross, Snyder, and Berry issued a joint announcement yesterday that the Arkansas Department of Health will receive a $400K grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand its capacity to deliver the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.  This money is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and...

AR-02: Kennedy Embracing Social Media Technologies

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CNN Political Ticker has a piece on AR-02 candidate Patrick Kennedy, branding him "an example of the next generation of political candidates" due to Kennedy's use of foursquare and other social media. Says Kennedy: I have always been attracted to new, budding technologies. I do not have any personal finances so have to be more creative in outreach...

AR-Sen: Blanche Goes Negative (Again)

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The Huffington Post has a copy of the most recent Blanche Lincoln mailer, in which she implies that Halter has a prescription drug problem.  The mailer also repeats the incredibly unoriginal "Dollar Bill" Halter nickname, and continues to equate "sitting on the board of a company that did X"  with "Bill Halter did X." More on this and other dishonest...