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Clarke Tucker seen as Democrats' best hope to flip U.S. House seat

By Hunter Field

This article was published May 24, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/THOMAS METTHE -- 5/22/2018 -- Clarke Tucker talks to supporters after winning the District 2 U.S. House Democratic primary at Cotham's in the City on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Little Rock.

As French Hill and Clarke Tucker pivot to November's general election, politicos around the country will be watching.

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RBear says... May 24, 2018 at 6:40 a.m.

"The National Republican Congressional Committee -- the campaign and fundraising arm for Republicans in Congress -- tied Tucker to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the 'Hollywood elite.'" Maybe it's time they update their 1980s playbook on elections. Hollywood elites? Have you looked at Tucker's donors and found any "Hollywood elites" in the list? The simple answer is no.
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Tucker has also stated he is not beholden to the party leadership unlike Hill who has to wait for the answer to be given to him before he'll take action. You can track his actions prior to a vote to prove that out. Hill doesn't act on his own or the interest of the district. He waits until Ryan or Trump tell him how to vote. So tell me, who's really in control of AR-2? Definitely not the constituents through the person they elect.
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To carry that tired, old message further. Big government? Let's go back to the last budget to see how much of the debt was cut by the Trump and Republican Congressional budget. If you've been keeping up, you already know the answer. This budget was put forth by Republicans who hammered Obama for years about expanding the debt through his budgets. Looks like they actually learned something from Obama since they also expanded the debt and are continuing the economic expansion started under him.

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skeptic1 says... May 24, 2018 at 9:26 a.m.

He can run but he cannot hide from Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Winning a Democrat primary against other lefty loons is preaching to the choir, defending his party against a wave of conservative wins and successes is an uphill battle.

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RBear says... May 24, 2018 at 9:41 a.m.

And skeptic is the first on the right who can pull out the CA-12 card, but can’t point to one good reason to keep Hill in DC. I’m guessing they don’t have a clue what he does there.

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GeneralMac says... May 24, 2018 at 10:47 a.m.

46,437 Republican voters
38,854 Democrats

Despite this race drawing the most interest, the Democrats just don't have the voters.

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Packman says... May 24, 2018 at 11 a.m.

"It's all about who shows up for the Democrats, who shows up for the Republicans and who doesn't,". And this is the bottom line. Blacks have little to be excited about this fall and turnout among this particular demographic will be average at best. Without a big turnout among blacks in Pulaski County, there just aren't enough Prius driving beta males and forlorn Hillary supporters in the Heights and Hillcrest to elect Nancy Pelosi, er, uh, I mean Clark Tucker.
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Hey RBear - One good reason to keep Hill in DC? Hill would NEVER vote for Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker.

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Delta123 says... May 24, 2018 at 11:29 a.m.

Take a look at the photo accompanying this article if you want to see graphically the enthusiasm Tucker's campaign is generating in the black community.

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RBear says... May 24, 2018 at 11:37 a.m.

Hey Pack, you might need to try to keep up. Tucker most likely wouldn't vote for Pelosi either. He's on record after Conor Lamb's victory, "Mr. Tucker said he seldom spoke about Mr. Trump and announced up front that he would not back Ms. Pelosi." So you might want to try a new one since that well came up dry.

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GeneralMac says... May 24, 2018 at 11:58 a.m.

..."announced upfront he would not back Ms Pelosi"

I laughed so hard I spilled my coffee !

"upfront" is when he is appealing to voters in conservative red Arkansas.

Do you really think he will risk the ire and retaliation of Ms Pelosi if he was elected?

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mozarky2 says... May 24, 2018 at 12:05 p.m.

RBear, aka Captain Oblivious, seems to think that, in the unlikely event Tucker does make it to Washington, he'll have a choice of whether or not to support Nanzi Pelosi...as if!

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RBear says... May 24, 2018 at 1:23 p.m.

Ah, the feckless right wingers who have to take their cues from Trump or Ryan. No, Ds are much more independent as having proved that with the votes. Ds voted with Rs more than Rs have voted with Ds as proven by Roll Call. You might ask LRCrook about that stat.
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Still, no one on the right seems to know what Hill HAS done for AR-2 other than send them flags from the Capitol (he has a link on his website if you want one) or get them gallery passes. I guess that pretty much sums up how “effective” he is in DC.

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