Senator Gilbert Baker Announces the Hiring of Former Huckabee for President National Press Secretary Alice Stewart

Arkansas Sen. Gilbert Baker, frontrunner in the 2010 GOP primary race to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln, announces today that he’s hired former Mike Huckabee spokeswoman Alice Stewart as his campaign mouthpiece.

It’s all in a news release with a comically long headline, which I liked so much I pasted it in as the title for this post. She’ll be serving as deputy campaign manager and communications director. Full statement at jump.

Alice was last seen here on the Arkansas Project when she was in the running for the executive directorship of the Republican Party of Arkansas. She also has a blog, which updates even less frequently than this one, if you can believe such a thing.

Senator Gilbert Baker Announces the Hiring of Former Huckabee for President National Press Secretary Alice Stewart

Stewart to serve as Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director

Conway, Ark. – U. S. Senate Candidate Gilbert Baker announced today the hiring of former Huckabee for President National Press Secretary Alice Stewart to serve as Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director.  Baker is running to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln.

“I’m excited to have someone with Alice’s contacts as well as her knowledge of Arkansas politics on our team,” Sen. Baker said.  “Her experience on the state and national level will be a great asset as we work to deliver the message of common sense, conservative leadership.”

Stewart worked as National Press Secretary on the Mike Huckabee for President Campaign.  She served as Press Secretary for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and has recently worked as Communications Director for the Republican Party of Arkansas.  Prior to politics,  Stewart worked as a television news anchor and reporter.

“I’m honored to be a part of this winning team,” Stewart said.  “I’ve always known Sen. Baker to be a man of great character and a leader who makes decisions based on what’s best for his constituents. During these trying economic times, we need an enthusiastic Senator who will protect the pocketbooks and represent the values of Arkansans.”

This announcement comes on the heels of tremendous third quarter fundraising numbers for Sen. Baker who outraised all of his Republican opponents with more than $510,000 in contributions, which is almost five times that of his GOP challengers.

A recent Rasmussen Report shows Sen. Baker leading Sen. Lincoln 47% to 39%.

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8 thoughts on “Senator Gilbert Baker Announces the Hiring of Former Huckabee for President National Press Secretary Alice Stewart

  • October 22, 2009 at 7:46 am
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    wow, you’re still here…I thought I was going to have to keep looking at Lincoln’s picture on that graph until someone famous died!

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  • October 22, 2009 at 8:24 am
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    An infobabe for deputy but who is really in charge?

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  • October 22, 2009 at 9:15 am
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    politics as usual…..haven’t we had enough?

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  • October 22, 2009 at 3:43 pm
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    Wow, a great pick by Gilbert. Glad to see that Alice landed in a good spot. This is very good for both of them.

    Gilbert is assembling a great team with Clint, Katie, Alice, et al.

    Can’t say I’m against any of the others, but it is going to be difficult to catch this freight train which left the station on Sept 1 and isn’t looking back.

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  • October 22, 2009 at 5:50 pm
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    Hmmm…Right out of my play book!

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  • October 22, 2009 at 5:56 pm
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    The only way I can see to possibly improve on the headline for that news release is the following proposed news release headline:

    Senator Gilbert Baker Announces the Hiring of Former Huckabee for President National Press Secretary Alice Stewart to serve as Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director in his campaign to unseat incumbent U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln, an announcement in which Baker was quoted as saying, “I’m excited to have someone with Alice’s contacts as well as her knowledge of Arkansas politics on our team,” continuing with, “Her experience on the state and national level will be a great asset as we work to deliver the message of common sense, conservative leadership,” because we all remember
    Stewart worked as National Press Secretary on the Mike Huckabee for President Campaign and also served as Press Secretary for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and has recently worked as Communications Director for the Republican Party of Arkansas even though prior to politics, Stewart worked as a television news anchor and reporter, and was overhead commenting, “I’m honored to be a part of this winning team, [and] I’ve always known Sen. Baker to be a man of great character and a leader who makes decisions based on what’s best for his constituents. During these trying economic times, we need an enthusiastic Senator who will protect the pocketbooks and represent the values of Arkansans,” and we are thrilled to make this announcement on the heels of tremendous third quarter fundraising numbers for Sen. Baker who outraised all of his Republican opponents with more than $510,000 in contributions, which is almost five times that of his GOP challengers, comfortable with a recent Rasmussen Report showing Sen. Baker leading Sen. Lincoln 47% to 39%.
    -30-

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  • October 22, 2009 at 11:40 pm
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    I wonder what Gilbert’s talking point is going to be now that Stanley Reed is coming with his checkbook in hand.

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