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Mary Bentley advertisement image Arkansas District 73

A reader sends along the ad above from the Aug. 15 edition of the Yell County Record. It's from Mary Bentley, Republican candidate for District 73. She's running against Rep. John Catlett, who was first elected to House District 61 in 2010.

She's a Republican because the party represents her "Christian values."

In case the type is too small above, here's a similar screed from Bentley's website:

The choice this November on moral issues could not be clearer. Do you support Gay marriage and abortion? The democrat party does and in case you somehow think the democrat party in Arkansas is different then I suggest you look at Gov. Beebe’s latest appointment to the State School Board. Dr. Jay Barth is a liberal political science professor from Hendrix who happens to be a homosexual activist and married to another man. On the case for abortion the democrat party in Arkansas killed 10 prolife bills proposed by republicans in committee this past legislative session and brag about it. I am a republican because they represent my Christian values of faith in God and what the Bible teaches about life and marriage. I am a business owner and I am serious about getting our state prosperous, but my hopes of seeing the laws in Arkansas reflecting our Christian values drive me even harder to win this election in November!

Anyone seen other ads like this? It wouldn't surprise me to learn that these are cookie-cutter jobs making the rounds in rural districts.

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