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AR-02: If Sarcasm Were Money, Kennedy Would Lead All Fundraisers

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Blake Rutherford reports that John Adams raised $50,000 in the first quarter, but suggests (rightly, in my opinion) that the sum is probably good for only fourth place behind Robbie Wills, Joyce Elliott, and David Boling, in that order. What about Patrick Kennedy, you ask?  It seems he has decided to supplant "Progress, Not Politics" with "Sarcasm, Not Substance." Patrick Kennedy,...

AR-02: Elliott Endorsed by LR Fire Fighters

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Little Rock Firefighters Association today endorsed Joyce Elliott. Joyce has been one of the real heroes in state legislature for working families, said Morehead.  As our Congresswoman, I know Joyce will be a tireless advocate for our fire fighters, first responders and all the workers of Arkansas. I only mention this because I am curious to what...

AR-Sen: In The Blogs

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Blue Arkansas blog offers a rundown of the most recent Rasmussen polling numbers for Blanche Lincoln's seat. UPDATE: Not surprisingly, Faith and Freedom Coalition is embracing the very bias that Blue Arkansas mentioned.

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...