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Blanche Lincoln Wins the Democratic Primary for her Senate seat in Arkansas!

The Dog is very Happy to be wrong…..

And is happy to see that the Democratic voters of Arkansas are smart enough to NOT have someone run… that absolutely had NO chance to win against Boozman in November…

The Dog salutes everyone…. including Daniel and myself who got this wrong!

My apologizes to Bill Clinton** who campaigned for her and finally got a win!


I might have got it wrong…

But I got it right…

Halter ran with Union, Progressive and left support….

I said it couldn’t be done…

It wasn’t…..

Damn Right!

Washington (CNN) – Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln has defeated Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in Tuesday’s Senate Democratic primary runoff, the Associated Press projects.

Democratic Senate primary runoff:
Blanche Lincoln (incumbent) – 112,811 51.7%
Bill Halter – 105,352 48.3%

80% of precincts reporting

*Vote totals compiled by the Associated Press

** The Dog just wasn’t thinking about Bill Clinton in Arkansas….This guy was FROM Arkansas……Duh!…

There’s a reason that Bill Clinton was making the closing argument for Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) just days before today’s runoff, while the senator has made strides to separate herself from President Obama.

This is Clinton country.

Yes, Clinton is from the state, but it also went hugely for his wife in the 2008 presidential primary — 70 percent to 26 percent to be exact. The state was one of Obama’s worst showings in the general election too.

Arkansas is an extreme example, but many 2010 battles are being waged in similar territory. In fact, a majority of top 2010 races are being held in districts and states where Obama struggled in the Democratic primary fight two years ago.

Much has been made of Republican efforts to win the four dozen (or so) Democratic-held districts where Obama lost to John McCain in 2008. But looking at places where Obama lost to Hillary Clinton can also be instructive when it comes to understanding how the President, who is not on the ballot this fall, will nonetheless impact the fight for congressional control.

According to a Fix analysis, of the 27 Democratic-held House seats and 10 Senate races listed as toss-ups by the Cook Political Report, Obama lost roughly half of each by wide margins to Clinton during the primary season.

Obama lost to Clinton in seven of the 10 states with top Senate races, and in about 60 percent of the top 27 House districts. Five of those states and 13 of those House districts went for Clinton by double digits.

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June 8, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Daniel G @ PolitcalDog, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , , , | 2 Comments

Ooops!…Here’s Bill Clinton…again…….

Bill Clinton and Blanche Lincoln speak at an event. | AP Photo

[ Clinton helps an ally and delivers a broadside against powerful interests in the Democratic Party. ]

The ex-President is taking up Blanche Lincoln’s cause…

He’s going back to Arkansas to campaign for her….

She’s in trouble….

I don’t think one person that he camapigned for (Including his wife ) has won anything…..

Former President Bill Clinton returned to his home state Friday to help a beleaguered ally and delivered a broadside against some of the most powerful interests in the Democratic Party.

Using unusually vivid language to describe the threat against Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Clinton urged the voters who nurtured his career to resist outside forces bent on making an example out of the two-term Democratic incumbent.

He pounded the podium with Lincoln at his side, warning that national liberal and labor groups wanted to make her a “poster child” in the June 8 Senate run-off to send a message about what happens to Democrats who don’t toe the party line.

“This is about using you and manipulating your votes to terrify members of Congress and members of the Senate,” Clinton said in the gym of a small historically black college here.

Clinton didn’t mention Lt. Gov. Bill Halter’s name – the lieutenant governor worked in the former president’s administration – or single out any specific liberal groups. But he didn’t need to.

More….

May 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Up 4 Discussion, Updates, Women | , | 14 Comments

Ooops!…Here's Bill Clinton…again…….

Bill Clinton and Blanche Lincoln speak at an event. | AP Photo

[ Clinton helps an ally and delivers a broadside against powerful interests in the Democratic Party. ]

The ex-President is taking up Blanche Lincoln’s cause…

He’s going back to Arkansas to campaign for her….

She’s in trouble….

I don’t think one person that he camapigned for (Including his wife ) has won anything…..

Former President Bill Clinton returned to his home state Friday to help a beleaguered ally and delivered a broadside against some of the most powerful interests in the Democratic Party.

Using unusually vivid language to describe the threat against Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Clinton urged the voters who nurtured his career to resist outside forces bent on making an example out of the two-term Democratic incumbent.

He pounded the podium with Lincoln at his side, warning that national liberal and labor groups wanted to make her a “poster child” in the June 8 Senate run-off to send a message about what happens to Democrats who don’t toe the party line.

“This is about using you and manipulating your votes to terrify members of Congress and members of the Senate,” Clinton said in the gym of a small historically black college here.

Clinton didn’t mention Lt. Gov. Bill Halter’s name – the lieutenant governor worked in the former president’s administration – or single out any specific liberal groups. But he didn’t need to.

More….

May 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Up 4 Discussion, Updates, Women | , | 14 Comments

That’s right….Obama has Bill Clinton to thank…….

This is pretty heady times for the new President…..

Healthcare…..

Stimulus……

START Treaty with the Russian’s…….

Don’t Ask…Don’t Tell……

Need the Dog remind everyone that Obama’s triumphs have been earned  from  quite a few of Bill Clinton’s failures…..

Each of the things listed above went down in flames for Clinton …who up to the last Democratic  Presidential Primary in South Carolina was an iconic legend in the Democratic party……(he ‘s still pretty high up there, still )…..

By trying to tackle these issues…Clinton lead the way from Obama to find out…what NOT to do…. to deal with them……

True these are different times…..and Obama is a pretty darn good politician in his own right…..but every night….. when he goes to bed ….he should remember to pay tribute to the man that lead the way for him…and helped talk his wife into helping him……. also……

April 4, 2010 Posted by | Counterpoints, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Military, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Space, The Economy, Updates | , , , , | 1 Comment

That's right….Obama has Bill Clinton to thank…….

This is pretty heady times for the new President…..

Healthcare…..

Stimulus……

START Treaty with the Russian’s…….

Don’t Ask…Don’t Tell……

Need the Dog remind everyone that Obama’s triumphs have been earned  from  quite a few of Bill Clinton’s failures…..

Each of the things listed above went down in flames for Clinton …who up to the last Democratic  Presidential Primary in South Carolina was an iconic legend in the Democratic party……(he ‘s still pretty high up there, still )…..

By trying to tackle these issues…Clinton lead the way from Obama to find out…what NOT to do…. to deal with them……

True these are different times…..and Obama is a pretty darn good politician in his own right…..but every night….. when he goes to bed ….he should remember to pay tribute to the man that lead the way for him…and helped talk his wife into helping him……. also……

April 4, 2010 Posted by | Counterpoints, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Men, Military, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Space, The Economy, Updates | , , , , | 1 Comment