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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.

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