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October 07, 2004

Texas Volunteers Flood into Arkansas

By Byron LaMasters

Texans will make a difference in this presidential election, even if Texas isn't in play. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports:

The Kerry-Edwards campaign in Arkansas alone has roughly 100 volunteers from out of state, with most of those — about 75 — coming from Texas and working in the Texarkana office, said John Emekli, spokesman for the campaign in Arkansas. "I think the people in this region of the country know Arkansas is a battleground and can be won," Emekli said. "They can certainly make a difference in Texas, but they want to come somewhere they can swing the election to Kerry and Edwards."

Some volunteers are students who take time off from school, some are retirees, and others use vacation time, Emekli said. He said a dozen volunteers from Texas were expected in Little Rock this weekend.

If any southern state (excluding Florida) is truly in play, it is Arkansas. If Clinton's up to it, I'd have Kerry unleash him in Arkansas in the final weeks of the campaign.

Update: Speaking of Arkansas, it's a statistical tie according to the Wall Street Journal polling today, with Kerry leading by 0.2%:

Bush: 46.7%
Kerry: 46.9%
Nader: 0.07%

Posted by Byron LaMasters at October 7, 2004 01:29 AM | TrackBack


Wow... 75 volunteers.

Texarkana. Wow.

Wow... A dozen in Little Rock. Watch out GOP! Post a security detail around the Bush/Cheney headquarters. You never can tell with these political firebrands. lol

BTW... I suggest spell check.

Diffence? Akansas? Unlease? =)

Too giddy over the dozen volunteers in Little Rock this weekend, eh? =)

Posted by: Chris Elam at October 7, 2004 02:07 AM

You can't make a difference here? You haven't worked hard enough. Aren't you willing to put out for the cause? Aren't your candidates good enough to take Texas? Our President Clinton was able to win in Texas. Kerry not up to it?

Looking back at ya

Posted by: peter at October 7, 2004 10:53 AM

OH yes. Arkansas is going to Kerry. Come on up!

Posted by: Melissa at October 7, 2004 10:59 AM

Waiting to see KE adds on local TV. Where are they? Don't they care about Texans?

Posted by: peter at October 7, 2004 12:26 PM

Clinton was able to win in Texas? What have you been smoking?

Posted by: Jason Young at October 7, 2004 12:27 PM

Eh. Yeah, spell check is my friend. That's what happens when I try and do four things at once when I'm tired before I go to bed.

Posted by: Byron L at October 7, 2004 12:46 PM

Peter - where are all the BC04 ads in Texas?

Funny thing, I haven't seen them here either (although I actually see almost as many campaign ads as voters in swing states since I never watch the networks really, mostly CNN and some MSNBC/FOX News to get my news.

Posted by: Byron L at October 7, 2004 12:48 PM

Jason, made an error there, sorry.

Byron, so Kerry can only play on eight squares, just like a checkerboard. Blew 6 million in Missouri and still trails, pulled out of LA, AR, SC, CO, TN, VA, NC, AZ, NV, and MO. Where is all his campaign money going? PAying for resorts? I guess he's saving it for later.

Can't win this way.

Looking back at ya.

Posted by: peter at October 7, 2004 01:05 PM
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