Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Republican Candidate for Governor at Last?

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Jason Tolbert of the Tolbert report has been in contact with Tom Cox, and he denies the rumor. So does anyone know who the GOP is going to run against Mike Beebe?
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Earlier we reported to you on the dearth of candidates willing to take on Governor Mike Beebe. Even the upstart Constitution Party (of whom I was once a member) says they will field a candidate for Governor, but we have not heard anything about a candidate for the Republicans. Rest assured there will be one, simply because to maintain ballot access the candidate of the political party in question must attain 3% of the vote in the November election.

I have heard a rumor, yet to be verified, that GOP officials have persuaded businessman Tom Cox to switch from the crowded U.S. Senate primary into the Governor's race. Cox, like every other name Rasmussen puts against her, polls well against incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln.

Again, this is a rumor. I am not reporting it as fact. Someone closer to Cox who he is not mad at for belittling his claim to be the head of the "Arkansas Tea Party" might try to get him to confirm or deny.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he's making a very good move here. He'll get more name recognition as a candidate for gov this year than he ever would in that crowded senate race.

2:39 PM, January 10, 2010  

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