Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fayettville's David Whitaker outstanding in his debate with the mayor of Rogers for Arkansas' Third District House of Representatives seat. The debate is to be aired at 8 p.m. today on AETN. Video is to be on the statewide public educational channel's Web site also

John Gray debated Blanche Lincoln, John Boozman and Trevor Drown for a Senate seat from Arkansas yesterday. Link to video on AETN Web site.  Broadcast was last night on Channel 13.
Tonight's broadcasts on Channel 13 will be for the congressional seat from Arkansas' Fourth District at 7 p.m. and for the congressional seat from Arkansas' Third District at 8 p.m.

Fayetteville's David Whitaker debated the mayor of Rogers today for the Third District seat. That debate begins at 8 p.m. and lasts 60 minutes on AETN channel 13. The video is expected to be on AETN's site later this evening but probably not until after it airs.

Debate Schedule
Monday, October 11

U.S. District 1 tapes @ 11:00 a.m. (60 min.)
Ken Adler (G)
Chad Causey (D)
Rick Crawford (R)
Airs 6:30pm – 7:30pm
U.S District 2 tapes @ 3:00 p.m. (90 min.)
Joyce Elliott (D)
Tim Griffin (R)
Lewis Kennedy (G)
Airs 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Tuesday, October 12

Lt. Governor tapes @ 10:00 a.m. (60 min.)
Shane Broadway (D)
Mark Darr (R)
Airs 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Governor tapes @ 2:00pm
Mike Beebe (D)
Jim Keet (R)
Jim Lendall (G)
Airs 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 13

U.S. Senate tapes @ 10:00 a.m. (90 min.)
John Boozman (R)
Trevor Drown (I)
John Gray (G)
Blanche Lincoln (D)
Airs 6:30pm – 8:00pm
U.S. District 4 tapes @ 3:00 p.m. (60 min.)
Joshua Drake (G)
Beth Anne Rankin (R)
Mike Ross (D)
Airs 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, October 14

Secretary of State tapes @ 10:00 a.m. (60 min.)
Mark Martin (R)
Pat O’Brien (D)
Airs 7:00pm – 8:00pm
U.S. District 3 tapes @ 2:00 p.m. (60 min.)
David Whitaker (D)
Steve Womack (R)
Airs 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, October 15

Attorney General tapes @ 10:00am (60 min.)
Dustin McDaniel (D)
Rebekah Kennedy (G)
Airs 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Debate Admission Information
Location: UCA Reynold Performance Hall
Web Site: Admission was FREE and Open to the public

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

David Whitaker debates opponent on AETN


David Whitaker / U.S. District 3 / Democrat

David joined the Air Force in 1983 where he was trained as Russian Linguist whose work in military intelligence saw some of the last days of the Cold War. After six years of service, David had achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant, and was honorably discharged in 1989. His military career included assignments in Texas, Japan, at Fort Meade outside of Washington, D.C. David has clerked for the Washington County Prosecuting Attorney and served in the Prosecutors office, where he was Coordinator of the Washington County Domestic Violence Task Force. In 2001, David became the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Fayetteville. He was chair of the Washington County Democrats. He has served on both the state and executive committees of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. David was the founding chair of the Veteran's Caucus of the Democratic Party of Arkansas to put veteran's issues at the forefront of the Democratic agenda. David and his wife live near the University of Arkansas campus. He received a BA from Mary Washington in 1992 and JD from the University of Arkansas in 1999. He has taken an active role in the leadership of the Arkansas Bar Association by representing Washington County in the House of Delegates and as past chair of the Government Practice Section and Law School Committee.

Monday, September 6, 2010

David Whitaker builds widespread grassroots support for his campaign for a seat in U.S. Congress

Please click on images to ENLARGE view of David Whitaker at October 19, 2009, meeting of the Washington County Democratic Central Committee in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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Clinton in Arkansas to support Democratic candidates' campaigns, such as David Whitaker for Congress

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Arkansas Democratic Party
This week, Governor Mike Beebe kicks off the fall campaign season and President Bill Clinton is returning home to Arkansas to support our remarkable ticket of Arkansas Democrats.  We would like to extend an invitation to you to join many other Arkansas Democrats at these exciting events.
For more information or to RSVP to any or all of these events please contact the individual organizers.

On Tuesday, September 7, the Governor Mike Beebe campaign invites you to join Governor Beebe at a barbecue to kick off the fall campaign season. Come out for an afternoon of food and fun at the campaign headquarters. Governor Beebe will be there to meet and greet with supporters and deliver remarks.
Beebe Campaign Season Kick-off Details:
When:     Tuesday, September 7
                11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
                Speaking program begins at 11:15 a.m.
Where:    Beebe Campaign Headquarters
                301 South Victory Street
                Downtown Little Rock       
                (across the street from Cotham’s in the City)
To RSVP, please click here

Please Join Senator Joyce Elliott for a luncheon benefiting her campaign for U.S. Congress with special guest President Bill Clinton. 

Wednesday, September 8 
11:00 a.m. Lunch
Copper Grill
300 East Third Street, Little Rock

To RSVP or for further information, please contact Shelly Baron at (501) 5370190 or


Join campaign Honorary Chair Jimmie Lou Fisher and a host committee of old friends and former Clinton staff, plus new friends to celebrate Carolyn's campaign for State Representative - District 32 and raise funds for her election.  Guests will enjoy Doe's famous tamales, shrimp and salad.  To RSVP call (501) 280-0082.
Wednesday, September 8
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Doe's Eat Place
1023 West Markham Street, Little Rock

Please join President Bill Clinton and Chad Causey for a special reception and fundraiser to support his campaign for United States Congress.

On Wednesday, September 8, at 6:30 p.m., you are invited to a fundraising reception at the residence of Angela and Ed Moody in support of Chad Causey's campaign. You can RSVP for the event today here. For more information about the event, call (870) 972-0094 or


Please join U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln, President Bill Clinton, and other special guests in celebration of Senator Lincoln’s First Anniversary as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Wednesday, September 8Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Program begins at 7:30 p.m.
Next Level Events 
1400 West Markham Street
Please call Senator Lincoln's campaign at (501) 8012800 for more information.
Please join U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln and President Bill Clinton for a breakfast benefiting Victory Linc 2010, a joint fundraising committee between Senator Lincoln's campaign and the Democratic Party of Arkansas' coordinated campaign.
Thursday, September 9
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
**Space is Limited**
To RSVP or for more information please call Amanda Daugherty at (501) 537-0190
"Keeping Promises, Getting Results"
STATE HEADQUARTERS 1300 W. Capitol Avenue , Little Rock, AR 72201
PHONE: 501.374.2361 | FAX: 501.376.8409 | WEB SITE: | EMAIL ADDRESS:

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Bilingual interns needed from now to November 2, 2010

Part-time Internship Opportunities
                   available *IMMEDIATELY* with the
AR Victory Hispanic Program 2010
A great opportunity for students to:
·       Learn how political campaigns work “on the ground”
·       Develop communication skills by talking to voters
·       Get hands-on work experience in a political environment
·       Support voter registration and mobilization activities geared toward the Hispanic
         community in Northwest Arkansas
·       Help elect Democrats to State, Local, and Federal office in 2010!

·       Fluent in Spanish and English
·       Able to commit 9 hours per week from now through November 2, 2010

Contact Mireya Reith, the Hispanic Program Director, at 479-871-2168 or 479-251-1151,, or stop by 101 W. Mountain, Suite 200. 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Democrats Rock concert and silent auction tonight in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Today · 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Location The Home of Hershey and Denise Garner
3390 E Mission Blvd
Fayetteville, AR
Created By
Washington County Democratic Central Committee
More Info The Washington County Democratic Central Committee hosts its fourth annual Democrats Rock concert Friday, August 27, at the home of Hershey and Denise Garner in Fayetteville.

Tickets are $25. Student tickets are $10.

Show begins at 7:00 PM. In addition to live music, food and drinks will be available. The event also features a silent auction.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

President signs job-protection Bill

President Barack Obama has signed a bill that he says will save hundreds of thousands of teachers and other public workers from unemployment.
Obama signed the measure into law just hours after the House passed it in a special one-day session during what would normally be the lawmakers’ summer break.
The $26 billion bill would protect 300,000 teachers, police and others from election-year layoffs. Obama and Democrats said quick action was necessary before children return to classrooms minus teachers laid off because of budgetary crises in states that have been hard-hit by the recession.
Republicans called the bill a giveaway to teachers unions and an example of wasteful W

David Whitaker announces support for job bill now before U.S. Congress

David Announces Support for Jobs Bill

We sent out this press release today to media across the Third District announcing our support for Democrats fighting for jobs across the country. Washington needs to put middle-class families first - and remember that teachers, firefighters, and policemen make up the backbone of our communities.

FAYETTEVILLE - David Whitaker, Democratic candidate for US Congress in the Third District of Arkansas, announced today his support for the jobs bill presented by Democrats in the House of Representatives.

During these uncertain times, it is no time to be playing politics with people's jobs - especially those who put their lives on the line every day as police officers and firefighters, and certainly not those who educate our children," Whitaker said.

He continued, "If I were in Washington right now, the people of Arkansas could count on me to be a strong supporter of local infrastructure, first responders, and educators. These people are the very foundation of our cities and communities, and they deserve our support when times get tough."

The proposal passed the Senate last week with bipartisan support from the Democratic caucus and moderate Republicans. Having been modified from its original House form, it must now return to that chamber for a final vote.

Whitaker explained,"This piece of legislation is an example of how government can and should be able to help in times of trouble. My opponent embraces the Republican obstructionism that we've seen in recent years, and would continue the tradition of do-nothing Washington politics."

It is unclear whether the Republican nominee would support the job-saving legislation that would inject $10 billion into state education budgets and $16 billion for preventing Medicaid shortfalls next year. He claims to "be a strong advocate for measures like wise infrastructure investment," but asserts that government spending gets in the way of "the capital businesses need."

"My opponent's silence on the jobs bill pretty much sums up his stance on job creation, fixing our economy, and whether he would put working people or big business first. Our country needs leaders, not politicians," Whitaker said.