Arkansas: Hendren Rethinking Race After Remark

Posted May 20, 2009 at 6:29pm

A Republican state Senator who last month announced his plans to challenge Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) may be rethinking his campaign after he made headlines recently for referring to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) as “that Jew.—

According to the Associated Press, state Sen. Kim Hendren said this week that he didn’t know when or whether he would file paperwork with election officials, and he wouldn’t say whether he still considered himself a candidate in the Senate race.

Hendren’s remark earned the rebuke of the director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, and after Hendren expressed his regret for the statement, Schumer’s office issued a statement that simply said, “Apology accepted.—