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Baker challenge remarkable

State Senate Republican Gilbert Baker’s entry into Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race today was a remarkable development in Washington.

Dueling Senate campaign fundraising committees rushed out scathing remarks against the other party’s candidate as if the 2010 general election, more than a year away, was already set.

Spokeswoman Amber Wilkerson of the National Republican Senatorial Committee had this to say about Lincoln:

“Today’s announcement by Gilbert Baker is another indication that Blanche Lincoln is facing an uphill battle in her quest for re-election in 2010.

“The growing field of Republican and Democrat challengers in Arkansas demonstrates Lincoln’s vulnerability, thanks in great part to her record in support of the Obama tax and spend agenda, including the massive stimulus bill, pork-laden omnibus and bloated budget.

“Lincoln has failed to lead on critical issues such as health care and card check, and has instead resisted taking positions entirely in order to preserve has own political future. As her sagging poll numbers indicate, Blanche Lincoln has lost touch with the people of Arkansas, and she will be forced to answer for her record next November.”

And this from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee:

“Gilbert Baker joins a crowded cast of characters better suited for a sitcom than for elected office.

“As Baker’s record comes under close examination, the people of Arkansas will find a Little Rock insider who repeatedly puts his own self-interest above those he has pledged to serve.

“He has never met a pork project he doesn’t like and will have to answer for his endless spending in Little Rock.”

Baker is among a half-dozen Republicans who have announced plans to seek the GOP nomination to challenge Lincoln next year.

Lincoln, a two-term U.S. Senate incumbent, could face a Democratic primary challenge from current state Senate President Pro Tem Bob Johnson of Bigelow.

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3 Responses to “Baker challenge remarkable”

  1. September 1st, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Eunice says:

    Once again, it is laughable how little you do your homework. There is a declared independent candidate, Trevor Drown, who is continuing to gather support in “them thar hills.” I was at a large event last weekend and watched a fresh new approach from a leader who spent his time listening to people and their concerns. A man who has fought for us as a Green Beret in Afghanistan, a small business owner, and a concerned father. Trevor Drown is a true son of Arkansas who wants to lead, be a voice of the people and will not be an elected politician.

    You also failed to factor in the effect the Green Party candidate will have. But that fine, keep ignoring the obvious and stay with the two party mindset. It is fun to see the state GOP consume themselves and battle it out. In the meantime, Trevor Drown will continue along gathering supporters listening to all the Arkies and presenting the message of a Common man working with and the common people.
    One day, you will wake up and notice and then it will be too late.

  2. September 2nd, 2009 at 7:09 am

    18Zulu says:

    Where was this rally?

    Hanging out on World of Warcraft doesn’t count.

  3. September 2nd, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Cabela Night Elf Hunter LVL 80 says:

    18Zulu

    It was actually at Iron Forge. Alliance of course. I take offense at your comments toward World of Warcraft. I figured you for a Horde.

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