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Friday, August 14, 2009

Mixed signals

Posted By on Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 10:01 AM

U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln's campaign takes pains to note that a Benton County Democratic Party picnic Saturday is not a public health care event, as it was described in press materials from the Obama administration organization working for health care reform.

Jeez, what a cluster****.

What if some 'baggers are willing to pay the admission fee to the picnic? Will party membership cards and loyalty oaths also be required? (Tickets are $10, or $5 without meal.)

(This isn't the first OFA snafu, by the way.)

LINCOLN CAMPAIGN NEWS RELEASE

LITTLE ROCK – Senator Blanche Lincoln’s campaign issued a statement today from manager Steve Patterson attempting to clarify an erroneous email by a national organization that she is staging a “health care public event” in Rogers, AR on Saturday, August 15.


“An email dispatched to Arkansans by a Washington-based group called Organizing for America incorrectly describes Saturday’s annual Benton County Democratic Rally as a “Health Care Public Event”.  Senator Lincoln is pleased that she was invited by the Benton County Democrats to attend their annual rally, formerly known as the Little Flock Picnic, which is an annual fund raiser for the Benton County Democratic Party Committee.  The event has been posted for the last two weeks on our campaign’s website Events Center as a Democratic Party rally.  http://blancheforsenate.com/home/  She will be capping a full week of appearances in all regions of the state where she has interacted with Arkansans about health care, the economy and many other issues.  The Benton County Democrats have planned this event for months and Senator Lincoln believes it is unfortunate that the erroneous email by Organizing for America has misstated its purpose. We have contacted representatives of the organization and requested that they email the same list to correct the record.”
                                                                - Steve Patterson, Campaign Manager

DEMOCRATIC PARTY RELEASE

Democratic Party of Arkansas Chairman Todd Turner, along with U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln and Arkansas's Democratic National Committeewoman Krystal Thrailkill, will address the Benton County Little Flock Political Rally on Saturday, August 15.  

 
The event begins at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:00 p.m.  Tickets for the event are $10 including a meal or $5 without a meal.  The rally will be held at the Samaritan Community Center, 1211 West Hudson Road in Rogers.

This event is a fundraiser for the Benton County Democratic Central Committee.  For more information please contact Suzanne Jessup at (479) 659-2315.

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