Campaign finance | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Campaign finance

Posted By on Thu, Dec 6, 2007 at 1:58 PM

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has issued an opinion addressing purely hypothetical questions (hmm) about legislation introduced in 2007 but not adopted to put some new restrictions on campaign contributions. The questions were posed by Prosecutor Brent Haltom of Texarkana. The measure would have, among others:

Lowered the state contribution limit from $2,000 to $1,000 per election (probably consitutional, McDaniel said)

Made it impossible for business entities with the same ownership to give multiple contributions (probably constitutional in theory, though perhaps not as drafted)

Allow candidates to make political contributions from campaign funds but not officeholders from holdover campaign funds (probably NOT constitutional)

McDaniel also said he doubted there was a constitutional problem in the fact that a political candidate -- by being able to contribute from both a campaign fund and personally -- could give more to a candidate than an individual.


Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Arkansas: Land of .......

    Welcome to Arkansas: Land of cowardly politicians, discriminatory laws, inhumane turkey drops and lots and lots of Trump voters.
    • Oct 8, 2016
  • Women's March planned in Arkansas to mark Trump inauguration

    Speaking of Donald Trump and in answer to a reader's question: There will be a women's march in Arkansas on Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, as well as the national march planned in Washington.
    • Dec 30, 2016
  • Trump immigration protest at LR: Quick and fierce

    It was not even 24 hours ago that Sophia Said, director of the Interfaith Center; City Director Kathy Webb and others decided to organize a protest today of Donald Trump's executive order that has left people from Muslim countries languishing in airports or unable to come to the US at all — people with visas, green cards,a  post-doc graduate student en route to Harvard, Google employees abroad, families. I got the message today before noon; others didn't find out until it was going on. But however folks found out, they turned out in huge numbers, more than thousand men, women and children, on the grounds of the state Capitol to listen to speakers from all faiths and many countries.
    • Jan 29, 2017

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation