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Friday, October 26, 2012

Jim Walton asks — and gets — return of Loy Mauch contribution

Posted By on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 10:59 AM

NO LONGER WITH STUPID: Walton asks Mauch for money back.
  • NO LONGER WITH STUPID: Walton asks Mauch for money back.
Lance Morgan, a consultant to the Walton family, has written the Arkansas Times to share a letter billionaire banker Jim Walton wrote Monday to Republican state Rep. Loy Mauch asking for the return of his $500 campaign contribution.

A Walton family spokesman said later that Mauch had returned the contribution. I've sought a comment from Mauch but haven't been able to reach him.

The Arkansas Times' reporting on Mauch's heavy financial support from Republican-friendly sources despite his well-known support of neo-Confederate causes drew the attention of the UFCW, which posted a call for Walton to repudiate Mauch, with the accompanying art work shown here. The letter:

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Now that Jim Walton has spoken, do you think other Republicans and Republican sympathizers would follow in Walton's footsteps? Seems unlikely given the heavy campaigning Republican Chair Doyle Webb and others are doing for a man who thinks Abraham Lincoln was a Nazi precursor. These are among those who've given money to Mauch and have NOT asked for return of money or repudiated his candidacy:

The Koch Brothers' lobbyist, Lt. Gov. Mark Darr, the Stephens Group, U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, Saline County Republican Party; House Minority Leader Bruce Westerman: Republican Reps. Prissy Hickerson, John Burris, Les Carnine, Ann Clemmer, Robert Dale, Gary Deffenbaugh, Jeremy Gillam, Lance Jean, Debra Hobbs, Kelly Linck,, Andrea Lea, Terry Rice, Jane English, Karen Hopper and Jonathan Barnett; Republican Party of Arkansas; Republican House Leadership PAC; Garland County Republican Party. CORRECTION: After attention came to Mauch's writing, U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin did say, after some questioning, that he'd asked Mauch to give the contribution he made to charity. But he gave Mach a back-handed defense by saying people in both parties say "ridiculous things."

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