Baker bucks | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Baker bucks

Posted By on Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 4:37 PM

Here's a copy of Sen. Gilbert Baker's opening ($510,000) campaign finance report for U.S. Senate. Lots of Conway money, familiar Republican names and a bunch of doctors.

The other Republican candidates who've filed reports so far are in the hole. Other figures for congressional and stafe offices are about what you'd expect.

Baker's potential opponent, U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, meanwhile wants to spend money. Specifically, she's joined the Democratic call for $250 in payments to seniors who won't get a Social Security COLA this year because of the rotten economy. That would pump $160 million into Arkansas, she said. And right back into the "doughnut hole" of drug coverage for many, no doubt.

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