Monday, June 20, 2005

LaGrone To Change Races! (from LTGUV to SEC)

By Mark Moore (click "comments" below for article).

22 Comments:

Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Word has just come out, Baptist Pastor Jim LaGrone will not run for Lt. Governor. Instead, he will run for Secretary of State against Charlie Daniels!

What do you think this means for the political landscape? Who are the winners and losers from this event?

10:04 AM, June 20, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I think that it helps the other central arkansas candidates - Rick Calhoun and Chuck Banks the most and therefore probably hurts Matayo and Holt.

12:31 PM, June 20, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The preacher is jumping ship to do "God's work" of making sure elections are fair. Sounds like he'll take anything he can get.

1:40 PM, June 20, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has already changed his website.

1:47 PM, June 20, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still probably a good decision for him, and most importantly conservatives and the Republicanparty. I applaud it.

We need these quality candidates spread out. True, many of the lower offices will be difficult to win but this state will always be controlled by the Democrats so long as we refuse to even challenge them.

There will only be one winner of the Lt. Gov. race. It would be much better for Arkansas if some of the other candidates would move down the ballot...and those that are entering soon ought to consider the move also.

1:34 AM, June 21, 2005  
Blogger terrymcdermott said...

Daniels will be a tough person to run against. He has never lost a race.

6:51 AM, June 21, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where was Jim Holt and Chuck Banks last night at the dinner?

7:59 AM, June 21, 2005  
Anonymous The Anonymous Coward said...

I think that Mr. LaGrone has been very admirable in how he handled this. He clearly is showing himself to be a team player.

If Mr. LaGrone was fleeing to a race he felt like he could win, he would not have chosen to take on Charlie Daniels. He made a tough choice and changed to take on a very tough Democrat opponent. Kudos!

8:33 AM, June 21, 2005  
Anonymous Mr. KnowItAll said...

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8:50 AM, June 21, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree it helps Calhoun from a geographical standpoint.

1:09 PM, June 21, 2005  
Blogger Arkansas Pachyderm said...

Chuck Banks was there, but no Holt sighting

1:36 PM, June 21, 2005  
Blogger Arkansas Pachyderm said...

It doesn't make sense that Calhoun would run IF Holt stays in the race. The Eagle Forum folks are some of Holt's key supporters... why would Calhoun, a leader in the EF, oppose him?

1:41 PM, June 21, 2005  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Was Win Rockefeller at that event last night? He is the one missing. Missing a single event does not mean much, but lately he has been missing them all!

Also, LaGrone dropping out helps, you gessed it- Holt. They were competing for the same campaign workers- now those folks can work on BOTH campaings. It is a win-win for Christian Conservatives.

6:10 PM, June 21, 2005  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Good question Pachy. Who knows Calhoun or some of those Eagle Forum folks? Holt is staying in the race. I feel confident of that, so what is Calhoun thinking?

One of you in a position to ask, please do so and enlighten the rest of us!

8:23 PM, June 21, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Winrock was not only at the event, but he spoke... They apparantly shafted Asa! with platform time, he was not on the program.

10:05 PM, June 21, 2005  
Anonymous Mark m said...

Hmmmmm. And they had Matayo lead the "pledge of alligence". The more conservative candidates appear to be getting short-changed. It will just be a good excuse to avoid such events in the future. Everyone there has already made up their mind.

10:32 PM, June 21, 2005  
Blogger Mean Old Republican said...

Ok, to be fair here, Matayo is a real conservative. It is the "Governor's" dinner, and it's purpose was not to spotlight all the candidates. It would be impossible to let everyone have platform time. They should be fair though, in who gets to speak.

However:

I have been told that Asa Hutchinson and LaGrone were kicked off the program hours before the event. I only know it as a rumor though. Does anyone know the truth? If it is true, does anyone know the reason?

If it's true, the organizers sound anti-Christian to me.

12:19 AM, June 22, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

does it have anything to do with the number of tables that where sold by those individuals. I have planed fundraiser in the past and have madsaid if you sell this many table you can perform xyz

7:23 AM, June 22, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asa gave 25,000 dollars and Win only gave 10,000 dollars so I don't think that was the reason. I know Jim Lagrone sold alot of tickets.

7:41 AM, June 22, 2005  
Blogger Mr. Toast said...

Lagrone may be able to garner widespread support given the recent publicity on Daniels' practice of nepotism. People don't like that sort of thing, which is exactly why Janet Huckabee lost her bid for the same seat back in '02. If I were Lagrone, I'd keep bringing up this issue while it's still fresh in people's minds.

3:43 PM, June 22, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FOR ONCE there is something worth reading on the truth blog. It's about Lagrone

5:06 AM, June 24, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jim Lagrone is a good man who loves God, his wife,his family, Arkansas and American, if we miss out on this one shame on us all!!!
We need to get with the program!

Laurie

7:49 PM, June 26, 2005  

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