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Monday, April 28, 2008

Who's a conservative?

Posted By on Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 4:25 PM

Not Sen. Dave Bisbee, who is running for Benton County judge.

Or so says a PAC that has been active before in working to defeat Republican candidates considered not sufficiently wacked.

NEWS RELEASE

It's Another Year, But It's the Same Old Song and Dance

 In the Spring of 2006, a group of concerned Republican voters in Northwest Arkansas formed the Conservative Republican Coalition of Northwest Arkansas to address the disturbing trend of candidates posing as conservatives and filing for public office as Republicans.

 With the help of our Group, Kathy McFetridge and R. Shawn McGrew, two Democrats running as Republicans, were defeated by Jon Woods and Aaron Burkes, two outstanding conservative representatives.

 Again this year the Coalition will be working to inform the voters of Northwest Arkansas of who the actual conservatives are in the Republican Primary. The organization pointed out previously that Tim Summers is actually a Democrat who has switched parties for personal political gain. Today the organization is announcing that we will also oppose Dave Bisbee in his race Benton County Judge.

 "Sadly, it has become apparent that Dave Bisbee, candidate for Benton County Judge, can't claim the title of conservative." Wolfe said, "During Bisbee's tenure in the state legislature, he has racked up a record on taxing and spending that would make Ted Kennedy proud. Anyone who says 'There are so many things out there we could possibly tax' doesn't qualify as a fiscal conservative."

 "It has also recently come to light that Dave and Linda Bisbee failed to pay their property taxes on time last year." Wolfe said, "Justice of the Peace Chris Glass was correct when he said, 'Not paying your taxes is not something you'd expect for a leader.' If the Bisbees have enough money to own and maintain a $750,000 vacation home in Colorado, why didn't they make the effort to pay their taxes in Arkansas on time--taxes that go to fund our children's educations."

 Dave Bisbee's Sales Tax Increase
 <http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/2003s2/scripts/ablr/svote/rcsnumvote.asp?rcsnum=321> http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/2003s2/scripts/ablr/svote/rcsnumvote.asp?rcsnum=321 

 Dave Bisbee's Gasoline and Diesel Tax Increase
 
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/acts/1999/htm/act1028.pdf <http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/acts/1999/htm/act1028.pdf

 

 The coalition announced in 2007 that they would be targeting Tim Summers in District 99 and evaluating the positions of others who chose to run.

 "Tim Summers is a lifelong Democrat posing as a conservative Republican," said Wolfe, "We are glad that there is an actual conservative running in this race for State Representative, Vickey Boozman. Not only is Summers a lifelong Democrat, but he said he would have supported our Democratic Governor's effort last month to increase the severance tax on natural gas. Boozman has pledged to work to reduce the tax burden on working Arkansans. For conservatives, she is the clear choice in District 99."

 "Our organization spent hundreds of man-hours last year working to defeat the candidacies of McFetridge and McGrew last year. We will do the same this coming campaign season. We will expend whatever amount of effort it takes to deny Tim Summers and Dave Bisbee the Republican Party's nomination for the respective offices they seek." Wolfe continued.

 The Conservative Republican Coalition of Northwest Arkansas is grassroots organization committed to the conservative principles of limited government, lower taxation, and the traditional values that have made our country great. Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

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