Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Runoff Night

The sign at Kavanaugh and Woodlawn says it all.

Tonight was a big night in Arkansas. State Senator Joyce Elliott won the Democrats' bid for District 2 U.S. House, and in one of the most watched races nationally, incumbent Senator Blanche Lincoln kept her Democratic nomination for reelection.

Arkansas women staked their claim tonight! And now we will fight to keep it. In the November general election, Elliott faces Republican Tim Griffin, often denounced as the Karl Rove protege who stole the U.S. Attorney seat in Eastern Arkansas after Bud Cummins was ousted, for not being Republican enough for the Bush 2 administration. Lincoln runs against current U.S. Congressman John Boozman, who currently represents the Third District of Arkansas in the House.

Pictures from Joyce's watch -- victory -- party at Cajun's Wharf:

With the media:

Joyce gives her victory speech:

Arkansas blue -- me and the candidate:

Earlier this evening, several young staffers from Governor Mike Beebe's office hosted a fundraiser for him at Ferneau. He was as always his gracious, charming, eloquent self. Shown below, with First Lady Ginger Beebe:
Tonight was an exciting night for some of my favorite Arkansas Democrats.

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