Monday, August 14, 2006


Stop the pressess! Rumours are floating around Little Rock that the Democrat's nominee for Lt. Governor, Bill Halter, is already setting his sights on his next target- and it is the United States Senate Seat held by fellow Democrat Mark Pryor!

A typical example of the rumors is this post from the Ark Times blog........

"Oh my God, Johnny Mac just spoke of the 800 lb gorilla in the room!! The town is all a buzz about Halter's rumored run against Pryor in 2008.

He reportedly sent a guy to ask about researching Pryor's voting record. Surely word of that made it back to Pryor.

Last Wednesday, Halter's folks, Cook especially, were heard to draw correlations between Pryor and Leiberman and how Mark could be taken out in 2008.

Long and the short of it, most Dem's I know loath the thought of Lt. Gov. Holt but don't trust Halter any farther than he could be thrown. He threatens everyone with his bottomless pit of money and willingness to assassinate fellow dems.

That race is lose lose for anyone who is a Mark Pryor fan or an aspiring gubernatorial candidate like Mike Ross.

Posted by: what to do? "

If there is anything to it, the Hubris of Halter is breathtaking. It is nervy enough to be gone from the state for 25 years, and announce you are ready to be in charge as soon as you hit the tarmac. He has not even won that election yet but is already setting his sights on another office- one that will allow him to hop on that jet and get out of Arkansas again.

He was critisized for using an abortive run at Governor to generate name recognition that allowed him to win the Lt. Governor's primary. Could he be doing it again with the office of Lt. Governor? Could he just be using the office as a springboard to unseat Pryor in the Democratic primary in 08?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cute. I suppose we are also to believe that Jim Holt has his sights set on John Boozman's congressional seat in 2008 and teh race is a lose-lose for Boozman supporters in the 3rd CD?

10:57 AM, August 14, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Don't bust my chops. I am just reporting what others are saying. Halter's troops are nosing around looking for dirt on Mark Pryor and talking about how an incumbent can lose a Democratic primary. They are talking about running against Pryor, that is what is floating around out there.

Maybe he is asking for donations in state and everyone is putting him off with the excuse that the Lt. Governor can't do much? Maybe his answer is to tell them he plans to use it as a springboard to US Senate. I don't know, but I do know the rumours give credible and specific details.

11:02 AM, August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never agree with you and think everything you write was conceived in a drug induced state where people chant and dont think.

But, I will say that I have heard this rumor as well.

9:16 PM, August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Mark Moore said...

Well, maybe I can only get it right when I am directly quoting liberals!

9:46 PM, August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard the same rumor about Holt. In fact, if I recall, someone reported on Holt saying the same thing several months back.

7:08 AM, August 15, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

1) If Holt had really been planning that I would have heard about it, and I have not. He has talked about running for Governor eventually and that is it. He ran against Lincoln because she needed to be called out and the big dogs did not want to try it- not because he had a burning desire to leave Arkanans for DC.

2) Even if it were so, Holt running against Pryor would not be that much news. Halter scheming to unseat Pryor in a Democratic primary, now THAT is news.

7:26 AM, August 15, 2006  

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