Cotton’s not gaining on Pryor, Why?
This is one of the most important Senate races in 2014. Mark Pryor, the leader of the “we voted for it, but we didn’t really like it,” group of panicked Democratic Senate candidates running from ObamaCare is worried. This race is one where the Red State Strategy demands a victory. Returning Pryor as Arkansas’ lone Democrat senator could mean that the Republicans would not take | Read More »
The Arkansas “Private Option” Medicaid Expansion Will Cost Taxpayers Millions
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Josh Archambault to discuss his Forbes piece today on the Arkansas “Private Option” Medicaid expansion, why it could leave the state’s taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars and how states should be fixing their broken Medicaid programs.
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Sen. Mark Pryor (D, Arkansas) takes a long step towards DOOM.
We do not minimize the service of combat veterans in this country. MSNBC: Pryor’s Attacks On Military Service “Misstep” and “Unbelievable” https://t.co/rfjr6IaLpV — Kirsten Kukowski (@kakukowski) March 5, 2014
RS Interview: Rep. Tom Cotton (R CAND, Arkansas Senate).
Arkansas, of course, is prime pickup territory for the GOP these days: incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor is considered to be in serious trouble by… well, pretty much everybody and it’s just not a good cycle for Democrats in general. We talked to increasingly-likely Republican candidate Rep. Tom Cotton earlier today about the race, and what he plans to do to win it: Rep. Cotton’s site | Read More »
Jesus Saves. Senator Pryor Tries To Score On The Rebound.
I’m remembering the 2007/2008 GOP Primary Season. It works well for those seeking a suitable method to self-castigate that leaves fewer marks than flagellation in a penitent’s closet. There was a long-shot candidate, Governor Huckabee from Arkansas, who had the vile audacity to mention his faith in an advertisement. There was a partial shot of a window in the spot that was designed to make us think of a cross. The Stephanopoulos Set reacted to this in the manner in which Gothic Fiction suggests any self-respecting Nosferatu would and reminded us all of how fascism would come to America wrapped in a cross and a flag.
If Senator Pryor were to occasionally open that Bible he holds up as a talisman athwart impending electoral doom, he would have to be struck by the verity of Ecclesiastes 1. Given the background story of Mike Huckabee’s rise in the Iowa Caucuses, it reminds me that indeed there is nothing new under the sun. Pryor reaches out to Jesus, in his moment of greatest need, as he comes to the existential realization that Media Matters just isn’t going to save him in his reelection race in Arkansas.
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Assessing the 2014 Senate Races- Part 2: The Northeast and South
Starting in the Northeast, let’s dispatch with the easy states. Democratic incumbent Jack Reed is safe for reelection in Rhode Island. In polling against hypothetical opponents, he comes in with no less than 60% of the vote. This will be a cakewalk for Reed. Prediction: Democratic retention. Every so often, we hear of the possibility of a challenge from the right against the likes of | Read More »
I Support Tommy Moll for Congress
In Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District, there is only one candidate conservatives can support with a clear conscience. That would be Tommy Moll.Tommy Moll has a degree from William & Mary, a law degree from Columbia, and co-founded Law Students for Life. He’s worked hard in the pro-life movement and the greater conservative movement.To be honest though, the race in Arkansas’s 4th is more about Tommy’s | Read More »
National Republican Senatorial Committee Attacks Mitch McConnell as a Liberal
Amazing! Today the National Republican Senatorial Conference — the organization that elects Republicans to the Senate — is attacking Mitch McConnell. They are calling him a liberal for voting to raise the debt ceiling in 2011 and bailing out Wall Street. They put up a web ad here. Well, actually, what they did is attack Senator Mark Pryor, a Democrat in Arkansas. But they’re attacking | Read More »
2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take, Part 6
In Alabama, Republican incumbent Robert Bentley will seek another term. With approval ratings above 60%, one would think he would face no primary challenge, but Stacey Lee George, a former Morgan County commissioner, has entered the race calling Bentley “weak” and “reactionary, not proactive.” It is interesting to note that with the Democratic Party in decline in Alabama with no realistic chance of success in | Read More »
Sen. Mark Pryor Tackles The Tough Issues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbYZkSB9Cak&feature=youtu.be While Washington is awash in scandal and news broke that Democrats wanted the IRS to probe tax-exempt political groups, Mark Pryor is talking about… football… grilling… and his favorite movie. Sounds about right for someone who is looking to hide his liberal voting record from constituents.
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 »
In The Fight For Life: Arkansas, Mar. 2013
Another “hallelujah” moment! The Arkansas House on Wednesday voted to override Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of a bill that would ban most abortions from the 12th week of pregnancy onward, giving the state the country’s most restrictive abortion laws and setting the stage for a certain court challenge. A day after the Republican-led state Senate voted to override Beebe’s veto, the GOP-controlled House voted | Read More »
32 Days to Election Day: Arkansas
There will be little drama coming out of Arkansas this year. Mitt Romney will capture their six electoral votes in easy fashion. There is no Governor or Senate race at the state level. There are the four House races. The current delegation is 3-1 Republican. However, the lone Democrat- Mike Ross in the 4th District- is retiring thus leaving this an open race. All Republican | Read More »
“MR. NOBODY FOR PRESIDENT PLEASE” Say 40% Democrat Primary Voters
Democratic Primary votes are in. 40% for Mr. Anybody and 60% Obama. WEST VIRGINA: 42% voted for a convicted felon behind bars who put up $2,500 of his own money to be on the ballot. KENTUCKY: Obama ran “unopposed” yet lost 43% of the vote to “Nobody.” ARKANSAS: Tennessee attorney John Wolfe 41% to 59% Obama. If your a conservative, in the fight to save American | Read More »