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Bill Clinton to Make Campaign Stop in Arkansas Wednesday

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Former President Bill Clinton hits Arkansas again Wednesday to campaign for his home-state Democrats.

Clinton will appear in Jonesboro, a college town in Arkansas’ 1st Congressional District, in an evening rally in an airplane hanger. A press release states that Clinton will campaign for incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln, 1st CD candidate Chad Causey and “the entire Democratic ticket.”

Lincoln is facing a tough re-election battle against Rep. John Boozman, but is closing the gap. A recent Rasmussen Reports poll shows Boozman leading Lincoln by 55 percent to 37 percent, with 3 percent preferring some other candidate and 5 percent undecided. In mid-August, Boozman led 65 percent to 27 percent.

Clinton last appeared in Arkansas in September at an event celebrating Lincoln’s one-year anniversary as chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. On the same visit, Clinton also attended a fundraiser for Causey, whose race is a dead-heat in the polls, and 2nd Congressional District candidate Joyce Elliott, who trails Tim Griffin, her Republican challenger, by at 20 points in some polls.

A recent poll showed Clinton as the most popular politician in America. He is also the most sought-after politician on the campaign trail in the mid-term election.

“I am grateful for President Clinton’s support,” Lincoln said in a press release. “He cares deeply about his home state and our people. I look forward to an exciting day together in Northeast Arkansas.”

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Written by suziparker1313

March 8, 2011 at 10:01 pm

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