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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:27 PM

Asa Hutchinson considering another run for governor?

You might remember Asa Hutchinson-- he was a Republican Congressman from the 3rd district who was in office at the same time his brother Tim was a US Senator. Both are from Bentonville, in Benton County (Now we have a Republican US Senator and 3rd district representative who are both from Bentonville's neighbor, Rogers). Anyway, Asa left the Congress in 2001 to work in bu$h's misadministration, then made an unsuccessful run for governor against current governor Mike Beebe in 2006. Term limits mean that Beebe will not be eligible to run for governor again, and there is speculation that Asa Hutchinson might make another run for Beebe's job. Given the current political climate in Arkansas (bleah), it would appear that Hutchinson would have a better chance of winning than he did in 2006. Is there anyone on the Democratic horizon who would have a good chance of keeping the governorship in Democratic hands?

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Reply Asa Hutchinson considering another run for governor? (Original post)
Art_from_Ark Jan 2013 OP
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #1
Art_from_Ark Jan 2013 #2
thunderbolt brown420 Mar 2013 #3
Bryn Mar 2013 #4
Art_from_Ark Mar 2013 #5
Bryn Mar 2013 #6
Art_from_Ark Mar 2013 #7
Art_from_Ark Mar 2013 #8

Response to Art_from_Ark (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:17 AM

1. Oh yes, that's why he's back. He announced it last week on 40/29. I wish

we could get Bill Halter (challenged Blanche Lincoln in 2010) to run.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 07:33 AM

2. I'd vote for Bill Halter in a heartbeat

I hope he's seriously considering a run for the governorship.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 11:01 AM

3. kick asa to side

Bill Halter can beat masta hutchinson or at least I hope so.I think the house and senae we have now might help us beat him

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 12:56 PM

4. Bill Halter's running for Governor


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Response to Bryn (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 10:54 PM

5. I'm 100% for Bill

The last thing we need is a Republican legislature, a Republican lieutenant governor, and a Republican governor! Bleah!

This new breed of R's ain't (Winthrop) Rockefeller Republicans, that's for sure

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 07:35 PM

6. Arkansas is now a butt of jokes for being extreme

Ugh! I've been tweeting up the storm to Jason Rapeher and #arleg. we're organizing for a protest next Saturday.

Federal Judge struck down anti abortion law in Idaho as you know so more likely they will strike down both Mayberry's and Rapert's, but it will be costly to us taxpapers. Don't they have bigger fish to fry? Guns, God & Abortions...I am so sick of them!

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Response to Bryn (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 10:53 PM

7. The problem is, there are so many one-issue voters

My mom's neighbors, for example, are so anti-abortion that they will vote a straight Republican ticket just for that issue alone. They're probably high-fiving each other over this abortion bill.

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Response to Bryn (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 11:06 PM

8. Their hero must be Paul Van Dalsem

No doubt they miss the "good old days" of "Little Rock" and "hillbillies", when Arkansas was the butt of national jokes, including on Hanna-Barbera cartoons.

http://www.encyclopediaofarkansas.net/encyclopedia/entry-detail.aspx?entryID=4771

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