Get down! | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Get down!

Posted By on Thu, Dec 7, 2006 at 4:12 PM

click to enlarge unknown.jpg

The Republican Party is distributing this invite to the after-party following Gov. Mike Huckabee's Dec. 16 presidential exploratory effort fund-raiser. It's only $50 and features the governor's band. If you give $100,000 at the gala, you get as many tickets as you want to the after-party.

We heard today from our original source on the gala fund-raising letter. He says Chad Rockett, who handles board and commission appointments on the governor's staff, is working the gala solicitation phone now that deputy chief of staff Kelly Boyd has taken a vacation break to Las Vegas. Rockett is reportedly searching for someone willing to plunk down $15,000 for "naming rights" to the after-party. Hey, Chad, have you tried Oaklawn or Southland Park? With the slots up and running at Southland and soon to be jangling at Oaklawn, it's the least they could do for the governor. And, hey, we just reported the guy the governor recently appointed to Game and Fish just bought a $2 million condo, maybe he'd like to help out.

On a more serious note: When will John McCain fire back at Huckabee for claiming McCain had an unfair advantage in fund-raising with senatorial campaign money to call on? Huckabee is presidential exploring, which, if you follow presidential exploratory committee rules, is more restrictive than the PAC under which Huckabee is operating. It allows corporate contributions in unlimited amounts. We'd ask the governor to explain, but, well, you know.

And is it really true, as rumor has it, that the governor was rebuffed in a fund-raising call to Ted Suhl, he who rakes in millions in state Medicaid money at the secretive Lord's Ranch in northern Arkansas and is sometimes a provider of private jet service to the governor? He owes the governor plenty. We'll be checking the contribution list at the appropriate time.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (5)

Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-5 of 5

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • City plans more spending on 30 Crossing

    The Little Rock City Board meets Tuesday to set an agenda for the following week and among the "consent" items is a new $175,000 with Nelson/Nygaard consultants to "assist with a comprehensive review" of the 30 Crossing project, otherwise known as the bigger concrete ditch the Department of Transportation wants to tear through the heart of Little Rock.
    • Sep 24, 2017
  • NFL owners rise to defense of players against Trump and false patriots

    Many football team owners have risen to the defense of players against Donald Trump criticism as yet another racially fraught issue seems likely to gain increasing heat thanks to Trump's rhetoric.
    • Sep 24, 2017
  • The school crisis at 60: A light show and light cast on the lack of progress

    The 60th school crisis anniversary observance continues with a spectacular light show and some sobering thoughts on just what was accomplished and how much progress has been made in theintervening six decades.
    • Sep 24, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Charter school accountability: Non-existent in Arkansas

    A state audit finds charter school spending violated state law, but the state Education Department says it has no responsibility for ensuring proper management of charter schools. Say what?
    • Mar 5, 2016
  • Latest Obamacare repeal bill would hit Arkansas treasury hard

    The latest effort to undo Obamacare, the Graham-Cassidy legislation, would shift federal support for health coverage to a block grant system to the states. Bad news for Arkansas.
    • Sep 18, 2017
  • Policy group urges opposition to new charter seats in Little Rock

    The Arkansas Public Policy Panel is urging supporters of the Little Rock School District to tell state Board of Education members they oppose applications to be heard this week to dramatically expand the number of charter school seats in the Little Rock School District.
    • Mar 9, 2016

Most Shared

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

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