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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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 | 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 »
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.
, blanche lincoln
, charlie melancon
, Clarus Research Group
, David Vitter
, Insider Advantage
, John Boozman
, Johnny Isakson
, Michael Thurmond
, Rasmussen Reports
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.
, new hampshire
, Public Opinion Strategies
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.