Republican Party chairman files ethics complaint about something against Nate Steel | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Republican Party chairman files ethics complaint about something against Nate Steel

Posted By on Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Usually when someone files an ethics complaint against a political opponent, they release the complaint and clearly explain in a press release the bad stuff they're complaining about. Republican Party Chairman Doyle Webb takes a different approach with this press release on his complaint against Rep. Nate Steel, the Democratic nominee for attorney general: 

Republican Party of Arkansas Chairman Doyle Webb today filed a complaint with the Arkansas Ethics Commission against Democrat Candidate for Attorney General Nate Steel for violating Arkansas Criminal laws and Ethics Rules for his own personal gain. In Mr. Steel’s capacity as Nashville City’s Attorney he advised, directed, encouraged and participated in this clear violation by the use for campaign purposes personal property provided with public funds as prohibited by ACA 7-1-103(a)(3)(A) and AR Ethics Rule Section 245(e).

"Democrat Nate Steel seeks to be Attorney General, the chief law enforcement officer in the state of Arkansas, while advising public servants to break the law for his own personal gain,” said Chairman Webb. “Such actions should give pause to the average voter on whether they wish to support Mr. Steel and his motives for statewide elected office.” 

Okay then! Either the RPA needs a better p.r. department or this is thin gruel. I'm reading between the lines here, but seems like maybe this is a reference to police uniforms and a police car in this Nate Steel ad below. I've got a line in to Webb to clarify. 


Tags:

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (12)

Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

More by David Ramsey

  • Abuse again at Arkansas juvenile lockup

    A guard was fired after choking a child at the Alexander Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center. It’s the latest in a long history of mistreatment at the facility.
    • May 26, 2017
  • Health care policy FAQ

    What proposed state and federal changes mean for the future of health care policy in Arkansas.
    • May 25, 2017
  • The health of a hospital

    The Medicaid expansion helped Baxter County Regional Medical Center survive and thrive, but a federal repeal bill threatens to imperil it and its patients.
    • May 25, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Al Gore remembers Dale Bumpers

    Former Vice President Al Gore, a former U.S. Senate colleague of Dale Bumpers, sent a statement on Bumpers' death Friday:
    • Jan 3, 2016
  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016
  • Super Bowl line

    Over to you.
    • Feb 7, 2016

Most Shared

  • City ethics update; campaign limit was supposed to help the little guy

    Some more history on the Little Rock city ordinance that limits candidates for mayor and City Board to raising campaign funds to five months before the November 2018 election. It raises questions not only about Warwick Sabin's fund-raising tactics, but also Mayor Mark Stodola's carryover money.

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

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