Introducing…Senate candidate #27

By N. Horton

Ok, maybe 27 is a slight exaggeration…but only slightly.

Last night I received an email from the White County Republican Committee about our upcoming meeting next Thursday night.  The speaker and apparent U.S. Senate candidate was announced as Dr. James “Buzz” McNair of Heber Springs.   McNair is a practicing ophthalmologist who likely has a unique perspective on the proposed “Obama-care.”

It seems McNair has been quietly making his rounds throughout the summer, speaking at least one TEA Party in Cabot and identifying himself as a potential candidate.

Add McNair to the list of Republicans vying for the GOP nomination:

And, of course, those are simply the official candidates.

Still at bay:  Fayetteville’s Tom Cotton, Harvard grad and Iraq War veteran, and Fayetteville’s/Chicago’s Chris Bequette, who played for the Razorback football team while in school…and that’s about all we know about him.

As of now, Dr. McNair does not have a campaign website and The Patriot has been unable to find much information about him online.  I look forward to meeting him next week.  Hopefully I will have more to report at that time.



  1. Jill G.

    Once again our poor party leadership stands out. When is someone going to get a hold of this train and stop it before it crashes. Oh wait..I hear the brakes screeching…we can’t stop this train wreck. WE NEED A CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP!!

  2. Drew Pritt

    I am extending a challenge to the other Senate campaigns here.

    State Senator Kim Hendren has agreed to debate me in a series of Lincoln-Douglas style debates. Though I emailed twice and called the candidates, so far most of the other candidates have politely refused to respond. Even though on Facebook it’s open to all candidates for U.S. Senate, 34 have confirmed attendance, and 96 more said they maybe will be there.

    Mayor John Gray says he won’t debate unless Senator Lincoln is there. Buddy Rogers says he’ll come if all the other Republicans come.


    Here’s a chance to make sure the rubber meets the road. A chance to show that issues matter more than raising money from wealthy individuals and special interests. Here’s a chance to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.

    So what say you :

    Col. Conrad Reynolds
    Fred Ramey
    Tom Cox
    St. Sen. Gilbert Baker
    Curtis Coleman
    Buddy Rogers

    The first one is November 30th, with a reception from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and then debate from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at UALR in the DSC, Room C. It’s sponsored in part by a political science group at UALR.

    So far, State Senator Kim Hendren is the only one with the character to say yes and will show up. I am the only one for the Democrats. The Green Party candidate, which I would think could appreciate the press, seems like he wants to add conditions to a display of true democracy.

    There is another debate being organized at ASU and another one at U of A, Fayetteville by student groups.

    This is an open challenge to all the Senate candidates.

    I asked David Sanders & Pat Lynch to co-moderate. There are also professors at UALR preparing questions.

    My email is to RSVP

    Who will answer the call and who is just talk?

    Stay tuned!

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