Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Gilbert Baker No Shows



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No less a personage than the illustrious Jason Tolbert says that the Senator's office told him before the event that he would not be there. That leads me to believe that the slip-up was on the PCRC end, and not with Baker's office.

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I am a State Senator Who is Running for U.S. Senate. I have turned up missing for at least two Pulaski County Events in the last week without explanation. If you think you know where you can find me, please give me a huge campaign contribution as soon as possible.
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Does anybody know what is going on with State Senator Gilbert Baker? The word is that he failed to show a few days ago at the Pulaski County Republican Committee meeting at which he was expected to be the keynote speaker. Rival candidate Col. Conrad Reynolds took advantage of the void to address the committee. I don't want to be a jerk about it if his daughter was in the emergency room or anything (to my knowledge nothing like that was going on), but he could have at least called, right?

Baker has shown strong fund-raising capability. That seems to be all the media, and even some other blogs, want to talk about. I think we are missing a story. Baker is too good at fund raising to be this bad at shoe-leather campaigning. It is not like he is so popular in NWA that he can afford to blow off Pulaski County. Does anybody know what is going on?

4 Comments:

Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Does David Sanders know the answer? State Senator Bob Johnson, Bakers Democrat twin, is sounding more and more like a candidate.

5:57 AM, October 07, 2009  
Anonymous Jason Tolbert said...

Mark - My understanding is that last week, Baker was in San Antonio at a meeting of the Southern Regional Education Board.

11:12 AM, October 07, 2009  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

So did the Pulaski County Republican Committee pull a "Palin" on him (where a GOP group asks her to come to an event to which she never commits and then calls her a "no show" when she does not come) or did Baker agree to come and forgot to cancel? They acted like he was supposed to be there. What gives here?

11:56 AM, October 07, 2009  
Anonymous Jason Tolbert said...

No idea. I asked him campaign staff ahead of time if he would be at either of these events and was told he was out of town.

4:38 PM, October 08, 2009  

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