Favorite

Our former favorite son 

Our former favorite son

Florida will have to do the honors of putting Mike Huckabee over the top at the nominating convention, but the former Arkansas resident is apparently planning another run for president in 2012. His travel is a clue. This week, he'll be cultivating friends at Republican events in South Carolina, a key early primary state. After the election, he'll be in Iowa, where he won the caucus in 2008. Politico reported he'll be making a speech to a conservative religious group (very influential among Iowa Republicans) about "the role of the church regarding God-honoring civics, the current assault on marriage and family, and what it means to be a Christian statesman." Iowa conservatives are fighting for vengeance over a state Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage.

Another Florida candidate

A funny item turned up in perusal of quarterly financial reports of the Republican Party of Arkansas. In the April report, the party's receipts included candidate filing fees. Jim Keet, for example, paid $10,000 to run for governor. The report also included Keet's address for the check submitted March 11: "PO Box 837, Gulf Breeze, Fla. 32562-0837."

Keet, a former Arkansas legislator, spent several years working in the restaurant business in Florida before returning to Arkansas last year. Some have raised questions, though no formal challenges, about whether he met constitutional residency requirements to run for governor. You'd think, given the background, he could have at least ordered some new checks with his Arkansas address for occasions such as these.

Favorite

Sign up for the Daily Update email

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Latest in Smart Talk

  • Better than Texas

    Arkansas's tax system is slightly more friendly to the poorest people, but only slightly.
    • Aug 24, 2011
  • Small-school champions

    Two Arkansas congressmen are among the 14 sponsors of a bill that would "correct" a provision of the federal school-funding formula they say favors large school districts over small districts.
    • Aug 24, 2011
  • Bipartisan race

    The rise of Republicanism in Arkansas has brought a rare two-party race to the state Senate in Southeast Arkansas, traditionally a Democratic stronghold.
    • Aug 24, 2011
  • More »

Most Viewed

  • Health care exec put on leave

    Matches description of anonymous person described in Cranford guilty plea agreement.
  • Judge restores right to medication abortion

    For more than two weeks, all women in Arkansas, and Arkansas alone, were denied access to a two-pill regimen to end an early pregnancy in the privacy of their homes. But Monday, U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker issued a temporary restraining order against enforcement of the law, Act 577 of 2015, and Arkansas women once again had access to a method of abortion available nationwide.
  • Ethics

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Ethics

    • The size of the Cahones on Dismang must me awe inspiring. Has the nerve to…

    • on June 21, 2018
  • Re: First, get a job

    • All this takes me back to old times. Asa, Saline County, Kirk Lane , Dan…

    • on June 20, 2018
  • Re: Title bout

    • Most vile cartoon!

    • on June 19, 2018
 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation