The final hours | Arkansas Blog

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The final hours

Posted By on Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 7:03 AM

UNION MAN: Halter enjoys union push.
  • People's World
  • UNION MAN: Halter enjoys union push.

I had one canvasser Saturday — pro-Halter — and another box full of mailers. (The canvasser was part of the organized labor mobilization for Halter, detailed here.)

No mail today, at least.

I hope the canvassers don't ring the bell during my statutory Sunday nap.

SPEAKING OF ELECTIONS: Brummett tabs his picks today: Halter, Elliott (maybe), Wilcox, Causey, Womack. (None in land commissioner race. We stick there with Monty Davenport.)

The NY Times notes a theme that Brummett advances — that Halter could be the stronger candidate in the fall.

Mr. Halter would not have to defend votes like Mrs. Lincoln’s support for the health care overhaul and the economic bailout, both of which have proven to be unpopular in Arkansas. In fact, Mr. Halter could turn the Troubled Asset Relief Program, better known as Tarp, on Mr. Boozman, who supported it as a member of Congress.

It is one more piece of evidence that while Democrats and Republicans publicly root for their incumbents to survive, losing a few more is not necessarily the end of the world.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (56)

Showing 1-50 of 56

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-50 of 56

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • So much for a school settlement in Pulaski County

    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Cynthia Howell got the scoop on what appears to be coming upheaval in the Pulaski County School District along with the likely end of any chance of a speedy resolution of school desegregation issues in Pulaski County.
  • Riverfest calls it quits

    The board of directors of Riverfest, Arkansas's largest and longest running music festival, announced today that the festival will no longer be held. Riverfest celebrated its 40th anniversary in June. A press release blamed competition from other festivals and the rising cost of performers fees for the decision.
  • Football for UA Little Rock

    Andrew Rogerson, the new chancellor at UA Little Rock, has decided to study the cost of starting a major college football team on campus (plus a marching band). Technically, it would be a revival of football, dropped more than 60 years ago when the school was a junior college.
  • Turn to baseball

    When the world threatens to get you down, there is always baseball — an absorbing refuge, an alternate reality entirely unto itself.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation