Arkansas-Obamacare Deal Not What it First Seemed
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Avik Roy to discuss the Arkansas model, Medicaid’s role in the expansion, and the lobbying efforts of hospitals.
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Asa Hutchinson: the next Bob McDonnell?
Right now there is a lot of buzz around Republican Asa Hutchinson, a favorite for governor in Arkansas in 2014. In fact, I saw a poll that said he’s got an early lead over Democrats Mike Ross and Bill Halter. As the race in Arkansas unfolds, expect Asa to point repeatedly to his appointment by President Ronald Reagan as a U.S. Attorney as well as | Read More »
What’s at Stake Today: Creating a Conservative Bench in Conservative States
Today is the calm before the storm of next week when conservatives will be involved in the marque fight of the cycle; Ted Cruz vs. David Dewhurst in Texas. Nonetheless, there are primary elections in Arkansas and Kentucky today that will provide us with a couple pickup opportunities. Arkansas-4 Blue Dog Mike Ross is headed back to the Democrat kennel, creating a prime pickup opportunity | Read More »
Tom Cotton for Congress in Arkansas District 4
Editor’s Note: Tom Cotton has already received the official Red State endorsement. Here is mine on behalf of The Madison Project PAC. Our problem with elected Republicans in Washington is not just the lack of conservative idealism amongst their ranks. There are many Republicans who intuitively understand what we must do to shrink the size of government. The fundamental problem is that there is a | Read More »
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 »
Three seats I’ll stop wondering about
Some Senate seats I’ll worry about all the way to November, but today when I looked at the list of new polls out, I got a flood of races I’m pretty comfortable calling for the Republican, barring any new news of course.
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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 »
Battleground Senate Poll
From Unlikely Voter: In an open and credited aping of the Greenberg Quinlan Rosner House battleground polls, Public Opinion Strategies has conducted a massive Senate battleground poll. Politico has for us the summary and 150 pages of gory, numerical details. I’m going to see what sense I can make of it.
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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 »
Blanche Lincoln Beats the Left
As Moe noted, Blanche Lincoln is the Democrats’ nominee in Arkansas. She is the incumbent the leftroots and SEIU tried desperately to defeat. A White House official told the Politico, “Organized labor just flushed $10 million of their members’ money down the toiled on a pointless exercise,” the official said. “If even half that total had been well-targeted and applied in key House races across | 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.
At RedState we’ve hammered for a long time the idea that your local politics matter. We also give plenty of attention to federal elections for the House, the Senate, and of course the President. But governors matter, too. The next governor of South Carolina will affect us all. As will Georgia’s, Ohio’s, and Oregon’s. It doesn’t matter where you live. These Governors, as well as | Read More »
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Arlen Specter is no more. Hahahahahahaha. This makes the fourth person in a statewide race to lose after Barack Obama campaigned for him. Trey Grayson went down in flames to Rand Paul, who openly embraced the tea party label. Tim Burns lost the special election in PA-12, but will now run in the general election for November against the Democrat. It is important to note | Read More »
Election Results Open Thread
Today is a big primary day. I just got off the phone with Tim Burns. He says he feels confident, things look good on the ground, and the Critz campaign has a small election day presence. I’ll be on John King USA starting at 7pm ET on CNN tonight to talk about the election results as they come in. Feel free to tune in. Otherwise, | Read More »