Clark may capture Arkansas money

(September 19, 2003) — (Little Rock-AP) -- Wesley Clark's presidential primary opponents will likely find slim pickings if they try to raise money in Arkansas now. The state Democratic chairman predicts Clark will harvest millions in Arkansas campaign cash, drying up cash for other candidates in his home state. Clark entered the field of 10 Democrats on Wednesday. In May, Democratic front-runner Howard Dean left Arkansas with 15-thousand dollars after a fundraiser. But the co-chairman of his Arkansas campaign concedes it will be tough to get Arkansas dollars for Dean from now on. Ron Oliver, the state Democratic Party chairman, says Clark could eventually raise as much as three (m) million dollars in Arkansas, in the neighborhood of what Bill Clinton raked in from supporters in his home state during his first run for president in 1992.