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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Who knew? George Soros has targeted Arkansas!

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 7:18 AM

click to enlarge DARK MONEY: Leslie Rutledge hates it now. But this ad, part of a $1.8 million dark money campaign, helped elect her in 2014.
  • DARK MONEY: Leslie Rutledge hates it now. But this ad, part of a $1.8 million dark money campaign, helped elect her in 2014.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge
regularly bends the truth to suit her narrative of the day, but she gets extra credit for dragging George Soros into her re-election campaign.

In an e-mail seeking campaign contributions, Rutledge noted an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article that mentioned the national association of Democratic attorneys general would spend money helping Democrat Mike Lee in his challenge of Rutledge. Whoa Nellie!

This means national Democrats are prepared to pour tons of out-of-state, big liberal donors’ dollars into the race for Attorney General in Arkansas in their attempt to defeat me. The Democratic machine has identified me as one of their top national targets and they will stop at nothing to win. Dark money groups — funded by the likes of George Soros-types, unions, and liberal mega-donors — are pouring tons of money into the Natural State to attack me and the Arkansas values I defend and promote every day. I need your support now more than ever to fight the national liberal Left’s money machine.
If only the billionaire Soros would whip out his checkbook on Arkansas. He has been active in California races for prosecuting attorney, along with the dastardly ACLU, in pursuit of a justice reform mission. So maybe Rutledge's invocation is fair enough. It's a good bet she doesn't believe in reassessing throw-away-the-key criminal justice.

It is also funny to hear Rutledge invoke dark money. She presides over a humongous dark money machine, the Republican Attorneys General Association, which has been chronicled for its private, high-dollar sessions with wealthy corporate interests anxious to influence the legal agendas of state attorneys. You can see the impact in the coal emissions from power plants that darken the skies in Arkansas or the effluent in waterways, to name just a couple of favorite agendas of Rutledge — helping corporate polluters.

Noted too: Dark money from unknown sources poured into Rutledge's campaign to defeat Democrat Nate Steel in 2014.

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