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Re: “The Technology Park: Closed government and the heavy hand of the Chamber

Simply amazing Max. I ask you for facts supporting your position that Allen has not stood for his neighborhood and Arkansans. You give generalities. It seems you are using Allen and Flake as a diversion from the real issue - - Elliott was on the UALR payroll before she accepted the $80,000 publically funded position, even though state law forbid her to do so and Elliott didn't pay her tax liens until the D-G article brought the issue to light. Check Allen's record. He has never sponsored a bill for Flake, and he's never hired a campaign consultant. He has sponsored legislation to help all Arkansans. He sponsored Act 1301 to create an Alternative Engergy Commission. He sponsored Act 730, to help young people become better prepared for college. He sponsored Act 75, to require health benefits and carried the health care reform legislation. He voted yes for the grocery tax cut. He fought corporations who sell imitation toy guns that look like real ones when he sponsored Act 1495. But don't let the facts distort your opinion.

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Posted by Justthefactsplease on 04/28/2012 at 11:17 PM

Re: “The Technology Park: Closed government and the heavy hand of the Chamber

The phrase "unapologetically Christian," does not mean anyone is seeking an apology for anything. It doesn't mean anyone is better than anyone. It simply means a person is unashamed of their Christian faith/values, which seems relevant given the fact that Allen's character is being attacked. But let's not digress. What facts do you have that Allen has not stood up for his neighborhood and all of the people of Arkansas? Flake is Allen's treasurer, not his campaign chair. The fact of the matter is your paper endorsed Allen six years ago and Dickson Flake was his treasurer six years ago. You gave him a glowing endorsement then. Earlier this week he was a "truly nice guy." Now he's "not that bad." Things that make you go hmmmmm.

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Posted by Justthefactsplease on 04/28/2012 at 8:32 PM

Re: “The Technology Park: Closed government and the heavy hand of the Chamber

I did not say Allen was a "better" Christian. I simply said he was unapologetically a Christian. I am not sure what you mean about an "apparent plan to play the church card." Your view that Allen is too close to people who have resisted public accountability doesn't fly with his record of putting the people of Arkansas first. Give concrete examples, not opinions.

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Posted by Justthefactsplease on 04/28/2012 at 7:45 PM

Re: “The Technology Park: Closed government and the heavy hand of the Chamber

Also Max,

Dickson Flake was the treasurer of Allen's campaign six years ago, when the Arkansas Times (you) endorsed Allen the first time he ran for State Representative. Check out your endorsement then. Allen is still the same person you endorsed then. The only thing that's changed is the fact that he's running against Elliott.

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Posted by Justthefactsplease on 04/28/2012 at 7:08 PM

Re: “The Technology Park: Closed government and the heavy hand of the Chamber

Max,

You earlier reported one candidate (Elliott) had approximately $70,000 while the other (Allen) had approximately $75,000, suggesting that somehow Allen was better financed than Elliott, which is not true.

Allen's response to the financial disclosure issue was given to the D-G, as was his response to their question about tort reform, where he responded the issue "needs to be revisited." He also told them he had no problem with Elliott's suggestions for changing state law for the technology authority. To say he is the corporate candidate is simply not true. He has been active in his community supporting the interests of the people in District 33. He is unapologetically a Christian. Did you ever consider that the reason the urologists gave him money could be because of his fight to make sure insurance companies were required to provide prostate cancer screening for men over the age of 40 or because Allen, who is a prostate cancer survivor, has been a strong proponent of making sure all Arkansans have access to quality health care? Doesn't sound like a corporate man to me! His record in the General Assembly speaks for itself. To say Allen is Flake or the COC's puppet is untrue, unfair and grossly misrepresents the facts.

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Posted by Justthefactsplease on 04/28/2012 at 7:01 PM

Re: “The Technology Park: Closed government and the heavy hand of the Chamber

Check the facts. Dickson Flake has given $250.00 to the Allen campaign. Allen said in the D-G article that he was in favor of requiring board members to file financial disclosures because "any time you are in this position, you should fill out a financial disclosure statement no matter whether you are a justice of the peace or on the planning commission." As of March 31, Elliott raised $113,331 in contributions and had $76,113 in the bank. Allen raised $75,128 and had $52,213 in the bank for the same period.

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Posted by Justthefactsplease on 04/28/2012 at 4:07 PM

 

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