Democrats file ethics complaint against GOP House candidate | Arkansas Blog

Monday, April 21, 2014

Democrats file ethics complaint against GOP House candidate

Posted By on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 1:24 PM

The Arkansas Democratic Party's executive director, Candace Martin, today announced she  had filed an ethics complaint against Republican state House candidate David Ray Wallace of Leachville over an apparent excess campaign contribution.

Wallace reported a $5,000 contribution from Labor Smart, a staffing company in Hiram, Ga. Campaign contributions are limited to $2,000 per election. I left a message for Wallace, who hopes to unseat Democrat Wes (oops, not Wayne) Wagner. The $5,000 is almost half the $10,375 he'd reported raising by April 11.

Said Martin in a prepared statement: “Dave Wallace has broken Arkansas campaign finance law and should be held accountable for his actions. Voters should be able to trust that all candidates abide by the same rules that make sure our elections are fair and transparent. They should be able to trust that candidates are accountable to the same fines if they break them."

UPDATE: Wallace told Stephens Media he was unaware of the limit and would refund the excess. "I'm not a career politician," he said. "I just made a mistake." Fair question": Will he give equally close attention to other laws and similarly lame excuses for bad decisions as a legislator?




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