Mike Ross (D, AR-04) cuts and runs.
Mike Ross is something like the fourth Blue Dog to have decided to throw in his or her cards this election cycle*; apparently, actually being opposed in an election for a change didn’t appeal to the man. AR-04 went strongly for McCain in 2008 (56%), and redistricting will apparently improve the percentages slightly, so it’s probably not too surprising that Ross decided that he wasn’t | Read More »
DOOM approaches in Arkansas.
The latest Rasmussen totals for AR-SEN are brutal for the incumbent (65/27 Boozman/Lincoln), and the RCP average isn’t much better. Which is not precisely news, but it does lead to a couple of observations: First, given this kind of lopsided Republican dominance of the Senate race, is it legitimate to say that either the Democratic incumbent in AR-04 (GOP candidate Beth Anne Rankin), or the | Read More »
SEIU to GOP: please target the following races…
…because they’re going to be written off: Larry Kissell (NC-08) Mike McMahon (NY-13) Michael Arcuri (NY-24) Zach Space (OH-18) At least, that’s my impression from this petulant whine from the SEIU about the way that they were forced to spend ten million dollars to lose the Lincoln/Halter race, and how they’re not going to support the Senator anyway, so there. She can just go down | Read More »
AR-SEN (D): Lincoln chosen to be beat by Boozman.
Some people like to talk big. “We’re going to take out Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas,” said Moulitsas. Seeing as Politico just called it for Lincoln… no, we’re going to take out Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas. You’re going to stay home and play your theme song. I hear that it’s Ned Lamont’s favorite. Moe Lane PS: Your polls are bloody awful. Has anybody told you that | Read More »
State of the Race: John Boozman (R CAND, AR-SEN).
John has won his primary; he’s now stuck waiting anyway to see which Democrat will be the sacrificial lamb in the general, so he took a few minutes to talk with RedState. John’s site is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
Marion Berry (D, AR-01) cuts and runs.
Somebody call up Stu Rothenberg and Charlie Cook (ooh, Charlie had this one as Likely Democratic): they need to adjust their Democratic DOOMWatch lists again. Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry to retire Arkansas Rep. Marion Berry is expected to announce his retirement tomorrow morning, according to three sources briefed on the decision. Berry will become the sixth Democrat in a competitive seat to leave in the | Read More »
Vic Snyder (D, AR-02) breaks and runs.
The usual ‘more time with his family‘ bit, and nothing about a 17 point deficit in the polls. Then again, that’s not too surprising – although it’d be great if just once one of these guys said “I’m not going to throw away ten months of my life on an election that I’m just going to lose anyway?” Admittedly, if Snyder had the nerve to | Read More »
Clinton won’t help Olbermann muck about in AR primaries.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) I don’t know if Mediaite deliberately omitted the reason for former President Bill Clinton’s refusal to attend a Keith Olbermann-boosted ‘free clinic event.’ It’s entirely possible that the actual reason (warning: FDL link) – that Clinton thinks that the event in question is a thinly-veiled primary campaign event against Senator Blanche Lincoln (D, AR) and for Democratic Senate hopeful Bill Halter | Read More »
PPP – Vic Snyder (D, AR-02) tied with generic Republican.
Democratic pollster Tom Jensen earned a bit of polling goodwill by calling the NJ and VA gubernatorial elections accurately (and forthrightly admitting that PPP messed up NY-23, and why), so when he says that AR-02 is a trouble spot for the Democrats, people should probably pay attention to that. Snyder’s approval rating is now 42%, with 46% of voters in the district disapproving of him. | Read More »
Quick looks at 2010: AR-01, MO-SEN, & NM-02.
Some points of interest, for various campaigns: AR-01: Rick Crawford – who is running against Marion Berry, AKA The Guy Who Can’t Remember That He’s Not Supposed to Be Taken Farm Subsidies – has a revamped website. It’s a definite improvement over the old version, and should allow for more and better networking. AR-01 is a R+8 district, and long overdue for a Congressman not | Read More »
, harry teague
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, robin carnahan
, roy blunt
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Marion Berry (D, AR-01) not up to keeping his story straight.
It’s sad when a sitting US Congressman loses his ability to remember the basic details of the shenanigans he went through to bring in the cash. Via Boot Berry, this classic moment of what we call a Kinsley gaffe: To those without video: it’s of Berry first confidently denying that he personally gets farm subsidies (in 2007), then (yesterday) momentarily forgetting that he denies personally | Read More »
‘Mike Ross is Pelosi’s Lap Dog.’
That’s me fixing Roll Call’s title for it: Ross Is Blue Dogs’ Bulldog Months ago, Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), chairman of the Blue Dogs’ health care task force, told House leaders and chairmen they’d better include Blue Dogs in the writing of their health care bill. But that didn’t happen. Now, Ross has become the rallying point for a massive revolt against the leadership health | Read More »
Is Rep. Marion Berry (AR-01) hiding income from his constituents?
Rep Marion Berry (AR-01) is playing financial disclosure games again: Rep. Marion Berry (D-Ark.) appears to have understated by hundreds of thousands of dollars the value of his Capitol Hill rowhouse on his annual financial disclosure forms. In May, Berry filed a financial disclosure form reporting the value of the house at between $250,000 and $500,000, the same value that he has listed on his | Read More »
Meet Rick Crawford (R-Candidate, AR-01).
Starting with the background: AR-01 is one of those districts that is… interesting. It is currently rated as R +8 in the Cook Political Report, but is held by a soi-disant ‘Blue Dog Democrat’: in this case, Marion Berry. Berry has been in that seat since 1997: he won the 2006 election with 69% of the vote; and he was unopposed in 2008. However, he | Read More »