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Friday, July 17, 2015

The Friday open line. Also: Huckstering and Trumping

Posted By on Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 2:45 PM


Here's the week-ending open line and a video roundup for the day.Also:

* HUCKSTERING: The Huck PAC filed a quarterly report this week with the secretary of state. Nominally established so that Mike Huckabee could help others in political ways, it looks to be just a giant administrative churn machine. He raised almost $400,000 in the quarter and spent a whopping $5,000 of it on a contribution to the South Carolina Republican Party. He blew $479,000 on administrative expenses, including some $56,000 to Chad Gallagher's Legacy Consulting. If the consulting was on fund-raising, the ROI wasn't so hot. If the consulting was on something else, the fruits aren't much in evidence there either. Gallagher, by the way, reportedly was hired to clean up PR for the Jim Bob Duggar family. Problem solved. They're not on TV anymore. Good going, Chad. This excessive administrative spending by the PAC has long been a hallmark of the Huckster's operation. Is it "reasonable," as Arkansas ethics rules allow? 

* TRUMP CARD: You going to his comedy show tonight in Hot Springs for the Arkansas Republican Party? Send a report. Huffington Post apparently announced today it would only cover The Donald in its entert ainment section.

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