Is Jim Holt Going to Jump in the Senate Race?
Arkansas Watch Contributor Debbie Pelley has spoken to Holt and adds this to the story....
I talked to Senator Holt just before he had this interview with the writer of the following article by Jim Brown. He truly wants to do the right thing for the people at this time. My concern (and I think Senator Holt agrees with me) is that the leadership of the Republican party has picked the candidate for US Senate for us again in Arkansas and are throwing all their weight and money behind him, and not giving the people the opportunity to make the decision nor a chance to really see how this candidate has voted in the past - much like they did with the candidate for US President in this last election. The real Republicans (the people) desire less government control. The leaders of the Party spout that line but never govern that way. Most of the Republican candidates in the race now have not stood against the pressure nor have no voting record to see how they will stand.
Senator Jim Holt is the only person I know that fits the mood of the people at this time (and has stood the test and never wavered) - to take our country back from the big government bureaucrats, whether they be Republicans or Democrats. I truly desire your prayers for Senator Holt and know that he does too in this matter. I know it will be a fierce battle within the Republican Party if he chooses to run and would be an intense battle for him and his family. If Senator Holt could win, it would go farther toward the conservatives taking back control of the Republican Party than anything I know of. Remember Senator Holt won 44% of the vote against Lincoln five years ago, spending only $153,000 while she spent $5.8 million (she spent 35 times as much as Holt did.) Lincoln was not vulnerable at that time, but very vulnerable now. Besides that, the people are waking up now with the Tea Parties and all.
One News Now claims he told them that he is praying about it. They also note that he contends that five of the six candidates in the GOP primary field in Arkansas "have a track record of voting for bigger government and larger taxes."
I don't know who the sixth man is, but three of them have never been in government, so I don't know how that works out. Still, the expression on the faces of the staffers at GOP HQ when this news gets out there should be priceless.