Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

If Blanche goes, Bill Halter looks interesting

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion: Presidency Donate to DU
 
ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:13 PM
Original message
If Blanche goes, Bill Halter looks interesting
William A. "Bill" Halter (born November 30, 1960) is the 14th and current Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas and a member of the Democratic Party. He succeeded the late Republican Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, who served in the position for the preceding decade.

<...>

After serving in the OMB for six years he was nominated by U.S. President Bill Clinton and confirmed unanimously by the United States Senate in 1999 as the Deputy Commissioner (later, also Acting Commissioner) of Social Security.

<...>

Halter graduated from Catholic High School for Boys in Little Rock. He studied Economics and Political Science at Stanford University and received an A. B. with Honors and Distinction in 1983 as well as being named a 1981 Truman Scholar.<1> He received a Master of Philosophy in Economics from St John's College, Oxford in 1986 as a Rhodes Scholar. He is a trustee emeritus of Stanford University, having served on its board of trustees for seven years and having chaired the Stanford Committee on Academic Policy.

<...>

In the run-up to the 2006 Arkansas elections, Halter initially ran for Governor of Arkansas but dropped out in March 2006 and instead ran successfully for Lt. Governor. He won a Democratic primary election run-off against Tim Wooldridge and then defeated Jim L. Holt of Springdale, a former conservative Republican state legislator and minister, in the general election.<4> He is a vocal supporter of gay-rights and one of the most prominent officials to oppose the anti-gay marriage amendment passed in Arkansas in 2004.<5>

<...>

There is also some speculation as to whether or not he will run to succeed incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln, who it is speculated will announce she will not run for reelection in the Senate election in Arkansas in 2010.<7><8>

link


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:20 PM
Response to Original message
1. She's not announcing her retirement....
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 08:20 PM by Clio the Leo
.... she's announcing how much $$ she's raised so far.

http://twitter.com/marcambinder/status/8216498644
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:23 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. What?
:rofl:

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:28 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. lol, unless it's one of those weird Biden flipity flops. NT
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
lazer47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:28 PM
Response to Original message
4. Mark this down and put tomorrows date next to it,, Blanche is done
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Thu Sep 18th 2014, 05:16 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion: Presidency Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC