Monday, October 17, 2016

Rutledge announces re-election bid two years out

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2016 at 9:22 AM

click to enlarge FOUR MORE YEARS: Attorney Genral Rutledge is already raising money for another term, though the election is two years off.
  • FOUR MORE YEARS: Attorney Genral Rutledge is already raising money for another term, though the election is two years off.
Republican Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced that she'll run for re-election in 2018 and told reporters at AP and the Democrat-Gazette that she'll file her first campaign finance report today. It's not on file yet.

This seems to thoroughly refute a report I got from someone who was present when Rutledge called on a deep pocket about a potential exploratory committee for higher office, an account disputed by a Rutledge spokesman. On the other hand, perhaps the implosion of Rutledge's presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has thrown a few kinks in future political happenings. Trump's defeat next month - fingers crossed — certainly should end any dream of a Rutledge U.S. Supreme Court nomination for the time being.

It's mighty early to start raising money. And, in Rutledge's case, mostly unnecessary. Her devotion to the corporate agenda of the Republican Attorneys General Association guarantees a gusher of dark money for her (or, more precisely,  against any potential opponent). She told reporter she plans to continue to have no Arkansas legislative agenda, preferring to join Republican lawsuits in the corporate interest around the country, with occasional forays against women's medical autonomy and equal rights for gay people.

One reporter let her get away with suggesting she is prevented from commenting on the re-emergence of payday lending in Arkansas and her office's failure to do anything about it. There is no such rule. If there were, we wouldn't have to endure her wide-ranging commentary on virtually every other legal matter under the sun, The last attorney general made a crusade of stamping out payday lending. I'd say Rutledge's lack of action and silence are actually pretty deafening.

Oh, there is one other thing she doesn't want to talk about — Donald Trump's predatory behavior toward women. Rutledge said she and her candidate want to talk about issues. Says a mouthpiece for the man who brought Paula Jones and Co. to the last debate.

Tags: , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (21)

Showing 1-21 of 21

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-21 of 21

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • The assault on Obamacare begins

    Donald Trump Friday night signed an executive order directing government to scale back Obamacare to the extent possible. Though the signing was mostly symbolic, it likely has implications for Arkansas.
    • Jan 21, 2017
  • Two dead in North Little Rock shooting

    two people were fatally wounded about 9 p.m. Friday in a home in the 1400 block of Division Street, North Little Rock.
    • Jan 21, 2017
  • 2nd Amendment meets the 1st in Fayetteville on campus carry

    They've had a forum in Fayetteville today on Rep. Charlie Collins' fervent desire to force more pistol-packing people onto the campus at the University of Arkansas (and every other college in Arkansas.) He got an earful from opponents.
    • Jan 20, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

Visit Arkansas

1.73-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

1.73-carat diamond found at Crater of Diamonds State Park

Jack Pearadin and Doug Nelsen found a 1.73-carat diamond after nearly a year of searching the park's field.

Most Viewed

  • State Treasurer staffer resigns after offensive comments

    Treasurer Dennis Milligan today announced he has accepted the resignation of Hunter Hatcher, an Outreach Coordinator for the Treasurer's office. Hatcher publicly stated on social media that because Donald Trump was taking office, "Gay jokes are back on ya bunch of homos," and also made derogatory comments (in the form of lame jokes) regarding the role of women.
  • Hey, all you gays out there! Head up to Bentonville and become hetero!

    You know, Bentonville has a lot going for it. A good museum, an art hotel, great places to eat and, yes, you can now get a drink there.But it has its right-wing magical thinkers, too. The "Word of Life Fellowship" is holding a conference, "Loved2Truth," Jan. 28 in Bentonville to help poor misguided homosexuals who want to get on the "Road to Freedom from Same Sex Attraction" with the help of pastors and "church leaders."

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

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