CQ: Arkansas Safe for McCain

Congressional Quarterly ranks Arkansas as a “safe Republican” hold for John McCain in the November presidential election. Democratic consultant Steve Patterson says that race is an issue for many rural voters:

One of Obama’s challenges in Arkansas is that blacks make up 16 percent of the state’s population, a smaller African-American voter base than in much of the South. And race could be an issue for some of the state’s white voters, said Arkansas Democratic consultant Steve Patterson. “There are a lot of voters in rural Arkansas that are having difficulty with the fact that Sen. Obama is black,” he said.

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  • August 21, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    What? Is Obama giving up the peas and okra campaign idea that you wrote about?


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