by Max Brantley
Sen. Gilbert Baker has announced $500,000 in campaign contributions during his first month as a candidate for U.S. Senate.
I wonder if that's more than the cumulative totals of the rest of the Magnificent Seven of GOP candidates.
Conway – Senator Gilbert Baker released the following statement regarding his fundraising efforts since launching his campaign on September 1, 2009:
“I continue to be humbled by the overwhelming support our campaign receives, and I am extremely grateful to those who have supported my campaign in a significant financial way during these tough economic times.
Since launching my campaign on September 1st, we have received contributions totaling just over $500,000. This is a strong beginning to having the necessary resources to communicate our common sense message to Arkansas voters.
“I look forward to a campaign about creating more jobs and boosting our economy. Within this, two things are clear: One, Arkansans deserve a Senator who will never be a swing vote on nationalized healthcare, cap and trade, and card check legislation -- all of which affect small business, farmers, and other important aspects of Arkansas’ economic engine.
Two, Arkansans believe the next United States Senator should be a check and balance to the extreme agenda of the national Democratic Party. ”