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Clinton to campaign for Lincoln



Sen. Blanche Lincoln's campaign says former President Bill Clinton will come to Little Rock Sept. 8 for a campaign event — nominally to observe her one-year (only year?) anniversary of her chairmanship of the Senate Agriculture Committee. The buzz is that Clinton may make some other campaign-related stops in the state then. There are more than a few candidates in need of the excitement.


Little Rock-U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln today announced that President Bill Clinton will join her and supporters for a celebration in honor of her one-year anniversary as Senate Agriculture Chairman on September 8 at Historic Union Station.

Lincoln, a seventh-generation Arkansan and farmer's daughter, is the first Arkansan and first female to serve as Senate Ag Chairman in the committee's now 185-year history.

"Agriculture is Arkansas's largest industry, accounting for more than 270,000 jobs, $9 billion in salaries and wages and adding $15 billion to our economy," Lincoln said. "As Chairman of the Senate Ag Committee, which oversees nearly one-third of our state's economy, my top priority is utilizing this leadership position as a pipeline for jobs and economic opportunity for our state. I am grateful for President Clinton's support in this election and look forward to celebrating what I consider 'Arkansas's Committee' with my fellow Arkansans on September 8."

WHO: Senator Blanche Lincoln, President Bill Clinton & Supporters

WHAT: Celebration of Lincoln's One-Year Anniversary as Ag Chairman

WHEN: Wednesday, September 8, doors open at 7 p.m., program begins at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Historic Union Station (Next Level Events), 1400 W. Markham, Little Rock

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