Second front | Arkansas Blog

Monday, May 22, 2006

Second front

Posted By on Mon, May 22, 2006 at 4:52 PM

Add another organization to the Republican network working to elect Asa Hutchinson this year. It's the Coalition for Arkansas Future, a so-called 527 group that describes itself as a "grassroots" group working on conservative issues and to elect conservative candidates. It's interesting that they'd say "elect" conservative candidates. Because, as the website also notes, 527s can accept unlimited contributions (non-tax-deductible), but they may not engage in express advocacy for candidates. They may only educate voters on issues, so to speak.

As a practical matter,  you know the drill with such organizations -- and they flourish on both left and right. While they may never say Vote NO on John Kerry. Or Vote FOR George Bush, they may say," John Kerry is a blithering liar" and "George Bush is the Second Coming of Christ." Republican operatives head this particular group. Positions on such things as health care, education, taxes, immigration and payday lenders aren't fully developed on the website yet. But darned if what's there doesn't sound a lot like what Asa! has been saying.

Anyway, another player takes the field. And they even provide a link to the Arkansas Times.



Comments (15)

Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-15 of 15

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Is Arkansas in or out on Kobach voter data effort?

    The Washington Post has published a map that counts Arkansas as among states that will "partially comply" with a sweeping request for voter data by the so-called election integrity commission set up by Donald Trump in an effort to cast doubt on Hillary Clinton's 3 million-vote popular defeat of him in 2016.
    • Jul 2, 2017
  • Greenbrier's paddling of student protester goes worldwide

    The paddling of Greenbrier High School students who joined in te national school walkout Wednesday has produced headlines worldwide.
    • Mar 17, 2018
  • Rep. Mary Bentley's website now supports gay rights

    Somebody has cybersquatted on Republican Rep. Mary Bentley's website, replacing her messaging with a call for equal rights for LGBTQ people.
    • Jul 18, 2017


Most Recent Comments


© 2019 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation