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Monday, November 16, 2009

GOP : Money talks in Senate race

Posted By on Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Interesting. The Republican Party of Arkansas plans an early cattle show for its U.S. Senate candidates at a meeting Dec. 5 in Hot Springs.

Tickets to vote in a planned straw poll will cost $15 each. (No illegal aliens need apply for voting privileges.)

But candidates also will be required to demonstrate they have $10,000 on hand, the most recent filing fee charged for the office in the Republican primary. This could narrow the field. Somewhere in the neighborhood of eight Republicans have said they'll challenge U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln.

Little Rock – Today the Republican Party of Arkansas announced their Winter Republican Leadership Summit will be held Saturday December 5th.  This year’s event will be held at The Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs.  The Summit will include their Winter RPA State Committee meeting, grassroots training sessions, and a U.S. Senate Straw Poll featuring potential Senate candidates in the 2010 Republican Primary. 
 
“We are looking forward to this weekend” said RPA Chairman Doyle Webb.  “The training sessions will excite and motivate our grassroots and the straw poll will give our Senate candidates a platform to express why they should replace Blanche Lincoln.”
 
Tickets to the weekend will be $15 and only sold in blocks of 10.  Any guest that presents a Republican Leadership Summit ticket at the registration desk, and gives the RPA their contact information, will be allowed to attend all the events associated with the Summit.  However, only guests with a current Arkansas driver’s license, a current Arkansas College/University ID, or a current voter registration card, and must be at least 18 years old by November 3rd 2010 will be allowed to vote in the straw poll. 
 
The agenda for December 5th is as follows:
RPA State Committee Meeting ------------- 10am – 12pm
U.S. Senate Candidate Speeches ----------- 12:30pm – 2pm
Straw Poll Voting --------------------------- 2pm – 3pm
RPA Grassroots Training ------------------- 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Announcing of Straw Poll Results ----------- 3:45pm – 4:15pm
 
If a candidate wishes to be included in the straw poll, they must meet the following requirements:
-         A candidate must have the proper paper work filed with the Federal Election Commission showing that they are a legal candidate for U.S. Senate.
-         A candidate’s campaign must purchase at least one block of tickets (10) to the Republican Leadership Summit.
-         A candidate’s campaign must furnish proof that they have raised and have available the necessary funds to pay the filing fee that has previously been required of candidates seeking this office ($10k).
-         A candidate’s campaign must provide to the RPA a bio and photo of the candidate for introduction purposes. 

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