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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Did they play with helmets then?

Posted By on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 10:49 PM

Ex-Hog and master UA manipulator Jim Lindsey apparently isn't happy with the field of 10 Republican Senate candidates. His hand-picked field hand, Stanley Reed, had too many nervous fantods to run.

So the old Razorback is going to buckle his chin strap and do a little broken field running himself. He got whacked in his last run for statewide office, against David Pryor, I think.

Anyway, this CQ article on the jump says Lindsey is suiting up.

Lord, can it get any stranger?

FROM ROLL CALL

Republican Senate candidates appear to be coming out of the woodwork in Arkansas, where Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) is one of the most vulnerable incumbents seeking re-election this fall.

A source close to wealthy real estate developer Jim Lindsey (R) said Wednesday evening that the former Minnesota Vikings football player is in the final stages of launching his bid to win the GOP Senate nomination.

Lindsey would join a crowded field that is expected to soon include Rep. John Boozman (R). Nine other Republicans, including state Sens. Gilbert Baker and Kim Hendren, are also in the race.

Lindsey, whose company Lindsey & Associates has offices in Fayetteville, Rogers and Bella Vista, is also a former member of the University of Arkansas board of trustees.

Lincoln is set to report having $5 million in cash on hand at the beginning of January, but Lindsey would have the personal resources and fundraising connections to compete and match her in a multimillion-dollar campaign.

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