Democrats say shutdown helps candidate recruiting, including in Arkansas's 2nd District | Arkansas Blog

Monday, October 14, 2013

Democrats say shutdown helps candidate recruiting, including in Arkansas's 2nd District

Posted By on Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 8:37 AM

click to enlarge LINDA TYLER: One of the Democrats mentioned in congressional speculation. - WOMEN'S INC.
  • Women's Inc.
  • LINDA TYLER: One of the Democrats mentioned in congressional speculation.
The Hill reports that the House Republican-led government shutdown is helping Democrats recruit candidates.

Well, Democrats would say that. But some swing districts that Republicans now hold certainly are more at risk.

Is one of them the 2nd District of Arkansas, where Rep. Tim Griffin joined 80 of the most extreme House members in threatening a shutdown if they didn't get their way on killing the Affordable Care Act and then followed through on that pledge?

Republicans think Saline, Lonoke and Faulkner have gone so far right that the 2nd District is no longer winnable for a Democrat, no matter what happens in Pulaski County.

Nonetheless, the Hill says:

Democrats expect a candidate to announce a challenge to Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) soon.

Bill Halter? Former North Little Rock Mayor Pat Hays, who's surfaced as a party spokesman lately? Former state Rep. Linda Tyler, who could produce some votes in her home Faulkner County and play right into the GOP's big gender gap? You might be surprised, by the way, at the name recognition a strong mayor accrues over a couple of decades of popular leadership in a city heavily covered by the state's largest news organizations.

click to enlarge DEMOCRATIC DUO: Former Mayor Patrick Henry Hays (left) and Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Vince Insalaco could make a match in electoral politics next year. - INARKANSAS
  • InArkansas
  • DEMOCRATIC DUO: Former Mayor Patrick Henry Hays (left) and Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Vince Insalaco could make a match in electoral politics next year.


Tags: , , , , , , ,


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (7)

Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-7 of 7

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel applauds Trump's EPA choice of climate change denier Scott Pruitt

    Dustin McDaniel gives the thumbs up to a man set to dismantle EPA regulations.
    • Dec 8, 2016
  • Little Rock housing study finds linkage between respiratory-related hospital stays and property code violations

    People hospitalized for a respiratory-related illness at UAMS were twice as likely to rent a property that at some point has been issued a mold-related violation notice from Little Rock's Code Enforcement Division when compared to a control population adjusted for demographic differences.
    • May 2, 2018
  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

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