Southern Political Report Floats Lincoln Challengers

The Southern Political Report, focusing in on 2010 Senate races, floats a few possible GOP names to challenge Sen. Blanche Lincoln in 2010:

Patrick Calhoun, a Little Rock investment banker; Tom Cotton, a Harvard Law graduate and a US Army officer who served in Iraq and is now in Afghanistan; and former U.S. Treasury Official French Hill.

I hear these names bandied about all the time. But are any of these guys seriously interested?

Update: Patrick Ruffini at The Next Right also weighs in on this question today, and throws the names Asa Hutchinson and Rep. John Boozman out there as potential Lincoln challengers, because, hey, why not? At this point, I’m really starting to think you guys are just pulling names out of a hat.

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14 thoughts on “Southern Political Report Floats Lincoln Challengers

  • November 17, 2008 at 9:46 am
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    Let French Hill run for the Senate. We need Cotton and Calhoun to run Constitutional offices.

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  • November 17, 2008 at 10:18 am
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    What would be the difference in French Hill running for a Constitutional office? I’m not necessarily disagreeing…just curious.

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  • November 17, 2008 at 10:50 am
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    Rick “The Dick” Calhoun has no business having his name mentioned for being a candidate for anything. He is a liar, a cheater and a thief. Please don’t give this no-good attention whore any more attention. He feeds on it.

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  • November 17, 2008 at 10:58 am
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    Ya’ll crack me up.

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  • November 17, 2008 at 11:00 am
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    Br549,
    I have reason to believe that you are laughing “at,” not “with.”
    D.

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  • November 17, 2008 at 11:06 am
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    Frank, I don’t know what personal problem you have with Rick, but as someone who may not even support him in a primary against the others mentioned in this article, let me defend him. He is a successful businessman, a first rate historian, gifted orator, good family man, and a true conservative. We would be a better party if Rick should choose to represent our party for any elective office.

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  • November 17, 2008 at 11:13 am
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    D-
    You must have been on the squad that vetted Palin…

    heres my question for those pushing this “candidate” that will appear in 2010. where do they run at her from? from the left? from the right? and where will the $$ come from?

    respectfully,

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  • November 17, 2008 at 11:21 am
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    BR549,

    You run at Blanche from the right. She has a very poor record on guns from her days in the House. Plus, she’s going to have to vote for Obama’s welfare tax plan. She is legitimately open to criticism in that way.

    You are right to ask where the money comes from. Without money you can’t beat her. That said, French Hill and Rick Calhoun both have very deep pockets and could put 7 figures worth of personal money into the race. If a well funded candidate runs against Blanche she could be beaten.

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  • November 17, 2008 at 11:59 am
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    Bill-

    They didnt get to have “very deep pockets” by making dumb decisions.

    spending their own money against an incumbent who votes in a matter that doesnt hurt their back pocket wouldnt make a whole lot of sense.

    It aint about guns.

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  • November 17, 2008 at 12:21 pm
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    BR549,

    I’m not claiming it wouldn’t be a major challenge to beat Blanche. She’s got 12 years of making friends behind her, but she isn’t unbeatable. In a good Republican year a well funded candidate could beat her. I’m not saying will, I’m saying could.

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  • November 17, 2008 at 8:20 pm
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    I’m sorry but the last thing we need in the US Senate are more lawyers or investment bankers. They’re the groups that helped create the financial meltdown we are now in. And don’t even get me started on the fiscal liberal former preacher. His brand of republicanism is the reason we are in the predicament we are in. We need to go younger and newer. We need to think outside the box with someone who combines the best of fiscal and social conservatism with the right touch of libertarianism.

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  • November 17, 2008 at 10:59 pm
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    I think Bob just nominated Bobby Jindal.

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  • November 18, 2008 at 12:27 am
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    I wish we had a Jindal. Although I don’t like that he thinks health care is a right, I do like almost every thing else about him. Actually, we do have some Jindals in our state, they just need to get up the gumption to run. The question is if a no-name person ran that was an intellectually inclined non-threatening evangelical would republicans in the state rally around that person. I myself am tired of the Delays, Holts, and Parks that have run in the past. While I am sure I agree with them on most issues the fact is they are simply unelectable in a wider race because they scare off conservative leaning independents that are less religious. We need better candidates!

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  • November 19, 2008 at 2:53 pm
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    Interesting… Pryor gets by virtually without opposition, but some are smelling blood in the water around Blanche. It wouldn’t seem to be a good year for a Haavad man or an investment banker, but of course there’s still French, a legend in his own mind.

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