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Monday, August 28, 2006

New wrinkle

Posted By on Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 1:57 PM

Stubby Stumbaugh, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 1st District, apparently thinks he can make some hay by attacking U.S. Rep. Marion Berry for saying means things about A$a. Pardon us while we scratch our noggin. Full release on the jump.


Cabot  – Mayor Stumbaugh, criticized his opponent today for making personal attacks against gubernatorial candidate, Asa Hutchinson, when he should be tending to the needs of the First District. Referencing an editorial that ran in yesterday’s Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Stumbaugh said, “If Congressman Berry would spend his time focusing on issues important to the First District rather than focusing on ways to personally attack Asa Hutchinson and his family, the First District might not be the poorest congressional district in the nation.” 
Stumbaugh further said, “It’s obvious that Marion Berry puts his personal agenda ahead of his constituents in the First District of Arkansas. He is power hungry, and he will only support people he can control.  For example, he didn’t like former state democratic party chairman, Ron Oliver, so Marion Berry pushed his congressional aide, Jason Willett, to run for state democratic party chairman.  In addition, Marion Berry knew he couldn’t control Democrat Lt. Governor Candidate Bill Halter, so he campaigned against him.  And lastly, Marion knew he had Democrat Attorney General Candidate Dustin McDaniel in his pocket, so he endorsed him over Paul Suskie.”
“Marion Berry is not interested in bringing growth and development to the First District,” continued Stumbaugh.  “His only goal is to see his friends in places of power because he feels that will both elevate his status and they will ignore his ineffectiveness.”
Stumbaugh further says, “The first district has a real problem with methamphetamine production and usage that is costing the lives of our youth. The first district needs good highways, bridges and overpasses. We have an immigration problem that is costing our state and nation millions of dollars and is endangering our national security.”
“ For ten years, Marion Berry could have been working to address these problems instead of conducting himself as a party hack and personally attacking the people who are trying to move our state and nation forward.” “If elected,” Stumbaugh advised, “I will always put people before politics to find solutions to the issues facing the first district.” 

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