Arkansas GOP Official: Hillary Would ‘Probably Get Shot At The State Line’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks about her new book "Hard Choices" on Friday, June 20, 2014, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
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At least one GOP official in Arkansas thinks Hillary Clinton would receive a rather chilly welcome as a 2016 presidential candidate in her adoptive home state.

“She’d probably get shot at the state line,” 2nd Congressional District party chairman Johnny Rhoda told U.S. News. When pressed that Clinton would likely still enjoy some level of affection in the state where her husband Bill served as governor for 10-plus years, Rhoda held firm.

“Nobody has any affection for her,” he said. “The majority don’t.”

A May 2014 poll from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling showed Clinton leading former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul among Arkansas voters in potential 2016 match-ups — though she did trail former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee by three percentage points.

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  1. What is it about these guys that always makes them go with gun violence when they need a metaphor?

  2. For what exactly? Having opinions contrary to some of your residents?

    “Nobody has any affection for her,” he said. “The majority don’t.”

    Because you’ve clearly spoken to a majority of residents.

  3. Shorter Arkansas GOP Official: My state is full of psychopathic, gun toting assassins.

    What a great strategy to attract businesses and promote tourism…

  4. I have a feeling the majority of Arkansauceans disagree with me as well. Will I be shot?

    I guess I better stay away just in case…devastatingly, I won’t be able to visit fabulous, fantastic Arkansas this year.

  5. Avatar for lew lew says:

    They don’t hate her for what she is, they hate her for what Fox Noise and the other right-wing media say she is.

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