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Re: “Another take on the 2nd District Democratic primary, from the left

@plainjim

I think you are mistaken. You are correct that Arkansas has open primaries. You are also correct that once you have voted in a general primary election, you are locked in to which party primary run-off you can vote in. That said, in Arkansas, you can make the voluntary choice of declaring your party affiliation on your voter registration form when you register to vote. Check with the county clerk, Larry Crane if you would like. What Rabid is saying is that when French Hill and Paul Spencer registered to vote, they chose to declare themselves Republicans. They can still vote in whatever primary they choose. They are just holding themselves out to the world as to what party they identify with. I know for a fact that what Rabid points out is correct. Voter registration cards are public records. Anyone can go to the clerk's office and check them out. What Rabid is also pointing out about the Democratic Party is that the Democratic Party used to have a party pledge that candidates had to sign in order to run as a Democrat. I think the Republican party used to have a similar pledge. Rabid appears to be asking if that is still the policy of the Democratic Party. His point appears to be that here, you have someone who has registered with the clerk's office as a Republican, who is now running as a Democrat. To recap, Rabid is correct that every Arkansan has the choice of registering as a Republican, a Democrat, or leave it blank. You can go to the County Clerk's web page to look up your own voter registration and you can see the box where party affiliation is listed. The clerk's website is: http://pulaskiclerk.com/
The very first column on the left is "check your voter registration." Check it out.

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Posted by Poison Apple on 05/21/2018 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Judicial campaign ethics group calls dark money attack ad on Justice Courtney Goodson "false and misleading"

Hixson and Sterling are both ultra rightwing, anti-abortion, conservatives. If you want a justice who believes in a male-dominance theory of the world, then these are your guys. Someone said the other day that they are voting for the lesser of three evils. That is where I am at in this race.

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Posted by Poison Apple on 05/11/2018 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Battling to retake Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District

That first photo looks like the cover of a metal band from the 80's. It was funny that Spencer said that drumming was his release, because I had him pegged to be the drummer. Tucker looks the part of the bass player, with Dunkley splitting time between the key boards and lead guitar. Clearly, Gwen Combs looks like the lead singer of the band. We'll see how the band fares in a couple of weeks!

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Posted by Poison Apple on 05/10/2018 at 6:55 PM

Re: “More outside money pours in judicial race on behalf of David Sterling

Looking at the Secretary of States web page, Sterling has received max contributions from Nursing Home kingpin Michael Morton. Along with Warren Stephens and his brother. Dont these three put a lot of money in these SuperPacs and Dark Money groups? That would be something to investigate I would think.

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Posted by Poison Apple on 05/07/2018 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Paul Spencer releases new ad in Second Congressional District race

Very intriguing proposal. I like the fact that Spencer has a lot of good ideas that solve problems on many levels. Not sure if he can win, but we need more people like Spencer involved in the process. Even if he doesn't win, I hope he stays involved. This primary has to be good for Democrats overall, getting new people to participate.

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Posted by Poison Apple on 05/05/2018 at 11:29 AM

Re: “The mysterious $80,000 wire transfer: Jake Files, the nursing home industry, and the "tort reform" ballot initiative

I was told by someone who works at the Capitol that said many folks over there now believe that Files took that 30K in exchange for a vote in favor of tort reform on asbestos during the 2015 session. That vote was allegedly right after he took the "loan" from Bruce Hawkins. Bruce Hawkins was leading the charge on asbestos tort reform that session. Supposedly, Files voted for Hawkins' bill. This Jake Files is some kind of legislator. He took 110K in less than four months I believe. No telling what he and the rest of those "patriots" were doing to the people of Arkansas.

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Posted by Poison Apple on 04/30/2018 at 7:57 PM

Re: “DHS warns of end to entire at-home services program for disabled and elderly if court enjoins rule on allocation of hours

I would not be surprised one bit if this new program was being promoted by the Nursing Home Industry. They have fought seniors and those with disabilities for years, trying to prevent them from receiving state and federal dollars so they can remain at home. The bottom line of this whole mess is that under the new plan, more and more folks will be going into nursing homes and less and less will be able to remain at home, all so a select few can make even more money off the backs of the least of these. I would ask if the folks behind this plan have no shame, but we already no the answer to that question.

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Posted by Poison Apple on 04/20/2018 at 7:37 AM

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