AR-Sen: First Debate Set For Aug. 13

3 Aug

The Association of Arkansas Counties has announced that a joint candidate forum between incumbent Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln and her Republican challenger Rep. John Boozman will take place August 13 in Hot Springs as part of the annual conference proceedings. Full news release below.

Sen. Lincoln, Rep. Boozman to share stage Aug. 13

HOT SPRINGS – The highlight of this year’s Association of Arkansas Counties annual conference will be a Senatorial Candidate Forum featuring U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln and Congressman John Boozman.  While this event is not open to the general public, AAC is inviting the state’s major media to cover it. The forum will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

Questions for the candidates are being solicited from among our membership – Arkansas’s elected county and district officials. The forum will be moderated by KATV correspondent Jessica Dean.

We are requesting that members of the media RSVP by 9 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12 if you plan to cover this event, in order for us to help you by placing risers etc. ahead of time. You are welcome to cover the forum whether you RSVP or not – but if you do, it will help us to assure you a “good spot” for you to set up.

Please be aware that we will also have 500-plus county officials and employees present for the forum, so all set-up has to be completed ahead of time. It is our understanding that this will be the first time for these two candidates to share a stage in the 2010 campaign, so it should be very interesting!

To RSVP, please call Randy Kemp, AAC Communications Director, at


Thank you – we look forward to seeing you in Hot Springs!


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