Tuesday, October 13, 2020

My First Political Donation?

 Probably not, but I can't remember any others. 

The Arkansas senate contest is a two person race between the Republican incumbent and the Libertarian candidate, the Democratic candidate having for some reason dropped out. Judging by his web page, the Libertarian candidate, Ricky Dale Harrington, is in favor of things all or most of which I am in favor of — and he is polling at 38%. I don't think he is likely to win but it isn't impossible, and a senate with 49 Republicans and one Libertarian plus a Republican VP to break ties, or 50 and 1 plus a Democratic VP, is a tempting vision, possibly the best even marginally plausible outcome I can imagine for this election.

3 Comments:

At 1:48 AM, October 14, 2020, Blogger Tom Hudson said...

Apparently the Republican opposition research found something damaging in the Democratic candidate's history, but didn't reveal it until after it was too late to replace him as a candidate: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/nov/17/memo-reveals-attack-strategy-for-cotton-1/

 
At 8:50 AM, October 14, 2020, Blogger David R. Henderson said...

Interesting article on his chances.

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2020/oct/13/hopes-run-high-for-libertarian/

He won't win, but as the article points out, if he gets even 40%, Cotton has close to zero chance of running for VP or POTUS. Since he's one of the worst Republicans in the Senate, and he has a long career ahead of him, this could be a good expenditure.

 
At 2:21 PM, October 14, 2020, Anonymous Eugine Nier said...

Why is Cotton "one of the worst Republicans in the Senate"? Because he's actually willing to stand up to Democrats?

 

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