Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Beebe raises cash in Beverly Hills

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 8:42 AM

Asa Hutchinson's campaign and the state Republican Party are attacking Mike Beebe for a fundraising event he's having tonight at the Beverly Hills home of supermarket magnate Ron Burkle.

The quotes from the GOP operatives in today's Arkansas News Bureau article are classic:

"It's not much of a surprise that Mike Beebe is appealing to the most liberal wing of the national Democratic Party," David Kinkade, spokesman for Republican candidate for governor Asa Hutchinson, said Monday.

"Burkle has pumped tons of cash into the war chests of folks like Ted Kennedy and John Kerry," Kinkade said. "It just goes to show that the Democrats are hungry for power and will get into bed with just about anybody to raise money for this race." ...

"The question is simple," [state Republican Party executive director Clint Reed] said. "Do Arkansans want a candidate who is a true conservative in Asa Hutchinson, who will remain true to Arkansas values, or do they want a candidate in Mike Beebe who will pander to liberal Hollywood elites and Hillary Clinton? I think the answer is simple."

Translation: Darn, we wish we were raising tons of money in California!

Beebe has raised over $3 million to Hutchinson's $1.5 million. Burkle, who is hosting the fundraiser, was profiled in New York Times on Sunday about his long-time relationship with Bill Clinton.


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