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

  • ACLU: School crisis 60th no time for celebration. Plus, a message for the governor

    Rita Sklar, executive director of the Arkansas affiliate of the American Civil LIberties Union, has issued a statement taking issue with those who view the 60th anniversary of Central High's limited desegregation thanks to federal court and troops as a "celebration." Plus, my own suggestion for Monday speech-makers.
    • Sep 22, 2017
  • City identifies recipients of cop incentive payments who left force

    Blogger Russ Racop shares the fruits of his Freedom of Information Act request to determine who received $5,000 recruiting incentives to join the Little Rock Police Department and then left the force.
    • Sep 22, 2017
  • A Highway 10 traffic solution recommendation

    The Arkansas Department of Transportation has announced its preferences for interchange and other improvements along the Highway 10 corridor between Pleasant Valley Drive and Pleasant Ridge Road.
    • Sep 22, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Super Bowl line

    Over to you.
    • Feb 7, 2016
  • Arkansas: Land of .......

    Welcome to Arkansas: Land of cowardly politicians, discriminatory laws, inhumane turkey drops and lots and lots of Trump voters.
    • Oct 8, 2016
  • Judge anticipates punishment of lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

    Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
    • Apr 15, 2016

Most Shared

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

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