FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kenneth Ryan James
November 20, 2009 Phone: (501) 766-2079
Lincoln’s Next ‘Pay-Back’ Vote
Reynolds calls on all Arkansans to demand Sen. Lincoln vote ‘no’
CONWAY – Republican United States Senate candidate Col. Conrad Reynolds (U.S. Army, Ret.) today called on Sen. Blanche Lincoln to hear the voice of Arkansans and vote against the motion to proceed on Sen. Harry Reid’s health care bill on Saturday:
“Saturday’s vote is another opportunity for Sen. Lincoln to pay back her liberal leaders in Washington for her committee chairmanship and the attack ads of the DSCC. According to NBC this morning, she has already told Sen. Reid how she will vote, and he is proceeding toward Saturday. Why has she not told us? We must not allow her to vote for her interests ahead of the people of Arkansas.
Call her Senate and campaign offices, forward my press release to her staff, email or FAX – I call on every Arkansan to use every communications means available to tell Sen. Lincoln we don’t want this bill to move closer to passage.
According to the Congressional Research Service, 97.6% of the bills which pass the motion to proceed eventually pass the Senate. This is not just a procedural vote. It is a vote which virtually guarantees final passage of a bill which will force Americans to purchase public insurance under the threat of fines and jail time, increase taxes on individual health insurance and allow for the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.
As your United State Senator, I would vote against Saturday’s motion to proceed, send this 2,000-page bill to the compost heap and begin work on a new bill which truly reforms health care while reflecting the conservative values of the people of Arkansas.”
To call Sen. Lincoln and tell her to vote ‘no’ on Saturday’s motion to proceed, please dial:
* Washington D.C. Office: Phone: (202)224-4843, Fax: (202)228-1371
* Lincoln Campaign Office: Phone: (501) 537-0190 Fax: (501) 537-0191
* Little Rock Office: Phone: (501) 375-2993 or toll free 1-800-352-9364, Fax: (501) 375-7064
* Dumas Office: Phone: (870)382-1023, Fax: (870)382-1026
* Jonesboro Office: Phone: (870) 910-6896, Fax: (870)910-6898
* Fayetteville Office: Phone: (479) 251-1224, Fax: (479)251-1410
* Texarkana Office: Phone: (870) 774-3106, Fax: (870) 774-7627
Sen. Lincoln’s vote is know to Sen. Reid
“In a gaggle with reporters following the news conference (off-camera), Durbin was asked if he knew how Blanche Lincoln will vote on Saturday. Lincoln has been by far the most tight-lipped of the three Democratic holdouts about how she might vote. ‘She’s told Senator Reid,’ Durbin said, but wouldn’t answer the obvious follow-up question. ‘You’ll have to ask Senator Reid.'”
(Ken Strickland, “Durbin: Lincoln has told Reid,” http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2009/11/20/2133102.aspx, NBC News, 11/20/2009)
About Conrad Reynolds
Conrad Reynolds, a retired Colonel in the United States Army, was born in Little Rock. He is a 1978 graduate of Batesville High School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Arkansas along with a Master of Business Administration from Touro University. Reynolds joined the Army Reserves in 1979 and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1982. A decorated career intelligence officer who commanded special intelligence units in the war zones of Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia, Reynolds retired from the Army on January 1, 2009.
Reynolds currently owns a consulting business in Conway. He is married with four children and is a member of the Second Baptist Church of Conway. For more information, please visit http://www.VoteConrad.com or follow him on Twitter (http://twitter.com/VoteConrad) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/VoteConrad).