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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Democrats spin Arkansas

Posted By on Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 8:16 AM

The Democratic Party is trying to take back a bit of the narrative about an imploding party under Obama's leadership.  Example: Marion Berry's retirement in the First District. I never thought it was because he feared a little-known Republican in a district that went heavily for every Democrat but Obama in 2008 and hasn't elected a Republican to Congress since 1875.

Dem operatives make that point in this Roll Call article. It also quotes a Berry source -- but offers no specifics -- that the congressman had polled the race and the poll found him with a 54-16 lead over his Republican challenger. Lots of speculation on various candidates in Arkansas races at the link, too.

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