Blanche Lincoln Is Just A Damn Money Machine

Finally, something to smile about.
Finally, something to smile about.

Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln can’t seem to get much right these days based on her poll numbers, but her fundraising prowess tells another story.

In the fourth quarter of 2009, Lincoln raised $1.3 million, leaving her with $5 million cash on hand, her campaign announced this morning. In a related story, the various candidates in the GOP primary to challenge Lincoln discovered that they could save a bundle by carpooling to events.

Back in July of last year, I noted that, if Lincoln were to continue raising funds at the rate of roughly $500,000 per month, she could conceivably raise $11 million for the race. For this election cycle in total, she’s now raised more than $7 million, which I believe is already an all-time record for an Arkansas candidate.

Republican candidates who think that Lincoln is finished just because she’s polling below 50 percent (way below) right now truly underestimate how hard Democrats will fight to hold this seat. Political machines don’t just roll over and die because they get discouraged.

And yes, we’ve all heard the rumors and speculation floating around that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee wants Lincoln to step aside for a stronger candidate. I’ll believe it when I see it. Till we hear her say she’s out, she’s in.

By the way, I’ll be on KARN at 5 p.m. this afternoon with local radio legend Dave Elswick to talk state politics, and I’ll bet we discuss some of these numbers. Also on the agenda: I’ll show you how to make a simple bird feeder with just a pine cone and a couple tablespoons of peanut butter! Tune in at 5 to learn how!

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9 thoughts on “Blanche Lincoln Is Just A Damn Money Machine

  • January 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm
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    I have an idea for a buzzard feeder. It is essentially a large metal hook hung from a tree with a logging chain. Just hang roadkill from it and watch the wonder of nature as buzzards fly in to feed.
    Now, you would think your pinecone comment made me think of such a thing. You would think that but you would be wrong…

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  • January 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm
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    That sounds like a good idea, Rex. And it would look great next to your above-ground pool.
    D.

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  • January 26, 2010 at 1:05 pm
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    David, your mother said you were conceived in an above ground pool.

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  • January 26, 2010 at 7:15 pm
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    True, Bill. And I was delivered in the same pool. We moved out the next week.
    D.

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  • January 27, 2010 at 11:35 am
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    Bring back the survivor girl

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  • January 30, 2010 at 12:29 am
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    just punted here from a link about Blanche. Based on the above comments from the locals, it appears inbreeding is still quite popular in Arkansas.

    Ted
    Oregon

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  • February 9, 2010 at 8:38 pm
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    Great job Blanche! Keep up the good work.. I will fight to get you re-elected.

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