Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Arkansas fat cats, surprise, trend Republican in spending

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 10:33 AM

I checked Open Secrets today to see if I could get a quick indication of who attended the secret Mitt Romney visit to Little Rock, in which he was sealed off from the 47 percenters whilst joining his kind at a private soiree at Warren Stephens' Capital Hotel.

I don't think those donors, who paid up to $50,000 per couple, are readily reflected there.

But this link will give you a look at the current roster of top givers, $25,000 and up, in Arkansas, dominated by the names Stephens and Walton in gifts to Republican or Romney electioneering groups. Top Stephens family contributions tally more than $2.5 million, including a round $1 million from Stephens Inc. Jackson T. Stephens Jr. has given $1 million to the Club for Growth.

One Murphy family contributor, Cindy Murphy of Little Rock, broke from the Murphy pack and gave $33,300 to the Obama campaign. University of Arkansas Trustee John Goodson, the Texarkana trial lawyer, played it safe — $30,800 each to the Democratic National Committee and the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Tags: , , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • Who's harming women?

    Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is an Arkansas Republican. Thus, like the governor and the Republican-majority legislature, she intends to do everything she can to deny women comprehensive medical care, particularly abortion.
  • New normal

    No two presidential candidates since polling began have run up negatives as massive as those of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, who yet won their parties' nominations easily. "What gives?" may be the biggest political mystery in history.
  • Additional rape charges filed against Conway doctor

    Special Prosecutor Jason Barrett has added 11 more victims to two others alleging rape by Dr. Robert Rook of Conway.
  • Big Dam Bridge 100 brings big damn complaint about celebrity rider Hincapie

    The Big Dam Bridge 100 is this weekend and one dedicated biker isn't happy about a celebrity rider, admitted doper George Hincapie.
  • Delta Cultural Center new director: Prophet Kyle T. Miller

    Kyle T. Miller, who describes himself as a "licensed and ordained prophet" and says he has been "prophesying and interpreting dreams for almost 15 years," has been named the director of the Delta Cultural Center at Helena.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation