Word from the Third | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Word from the Third

Posted By on Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 2:21 PM

STEVE WOMACK: Governor in 2014?
  • STEVE WOMACK: For governor in 2014?
I'm interested in predictions on the runoff for Third District Congress, where Steve Womack and Cecile Bledsoe are battling for the Republican nomination to succeed Rep. John Boozman. (Presuming they beat Democrat David Whitaker in the fall, as most presume the winner will.)

Womack enjoyed a big lead in the first primary. But the Hutchinson Family Machine and related conservative Republican interests have rallied to Bledsoe's side. Who'll win? Readers?

I'll venture this: A Womack win would create a congressman (presuming November victory) independent of the old crowd in the state GOP. In the long run, I think this would grow the party, not hurt it. I'd also venture this: If it happens, I like the odds of Womack being the Republican nominee for governor in 2014.

Tags: , , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (15)

Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Thursday: The open line and the video report

    Here's the open line and the day's video, leading with discussion of Snowflake Tom Cotton.
    • Jan 18, 2018
  • NLR police identify officers in shooting of teen

    KARK reports that the North Little Rock Police Department has released the names of officers at the scene when a 17-year-old teen was fatally shot after he pulled a gun and fired it when being taken into custody after a traffic stop.
    • Jan 18, 2018
  • Rutledge's man protects the usurious payday lenders

    Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's support for Mick Mulvaney to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was rewarded today with CFPB action bad for consumers, but good for payday lenders.
    • Jan 18, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation