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.

Favorite

Comments (25)

Showing 1-25 of 25

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-25 of 25

Add a comment

More by Warwick Sabin

  • Helena's disappearing buildings

    Preservationists hope to slow demolitions.
    • Mar 22, 2007
  • Trailers headed to Dumas

    Gov. Mike Beebe issued the following statement earlier today: Although this decision by FEMA to deny emergency funds to Desha County defies common sense, Arkansas will take care of its own people.
    • Mar 9, 2007
  • Youth Ranch robbed, vandalized

    According to a press release we just received: The Donald W. Reynolds Campus of the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranches (The Ranch) located near Fort Smith was vandalized overnight Thursday.  Items stolen during the break-in included all of the children’s saddles, food, tools and supplies from The Ranch’s carpentry shop and all equipment from its auto shop.  An investigation is underway with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.
    • Mar 9, 2007
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Maddie's Place makes a believer out of a skeptic

    After a long hiatus, I return to Maddie's Place in Riverdale and find the food is a lot tastier than I remembered.
    • Aug 19, 2015
  • Kenneth Starr: A comment from Betsey Wright

    Betsey Wright, former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff when he was Arkansas governor, responds bitterly to a New York Times article today quoting Whitewater Prosecutor Kenneth Starr's warm words about Clinton. She can't forget the lives Starr ruined in Arkansas.
    • May 24, 2016
  • Tom Cotton's influence on Trump's new security chief

    U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is getting credit for pushing President Donald Trump to select Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser, Politico reports.
    • Feb 21, 2017

Most Shared

Visit Arkansas

Forest bathing is the Next Big Thing

Forest bathing is the Next Big Thing

Arkansas is the perfect place to try out this new health trend. Read all about the what, why, where and how here.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation