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Casino families key donors for Arkansas governor

Hutchinson's fundraising dwarfs that of rivals, campaign finance records show

By Lisa Hammersly

This article was originally published May 15, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Updated May 15, 2018 at 2:09 p.m.

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FILE — Gov. Asa Hutchinson delivers remarks in January at the North American Free Trade Agreement summit in Rogers. NWA Democrat-Gazette/FLIP PUTTHOFF

Gambling interests among big donors in governor’s contest

Family members and executives connected with Arkansas' two casino gambling-style establishments -- Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs and Southland Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis -- are among the largest donors so far to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's re-election campaign.

Gambling interests among big donors in governor’s contest

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Print Headline: Casino families key donors for Hutchinson; Governor’s fundraising dwarfs that of rivals, campaign finance records show

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skeptic1 says... May 15, 2018 at 8:31 a.m.

Asa has been sucking on the government tit his entire adult life, he is the swamp and owes his good fortunes to lobbyists and big business. A vote for Jan Morgan is a vote against the swamp and for fiscal and moral accountability in our state government. Do the right thing Arkansas.

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JLBBEE545815 says... May 15, 2018 at 8:56 a.m.

Jan Morgan has my vote this time before I read this report. The longer you leave them in the more corrupt them seem. Time for a change. P.S. I have kinda looked at the Henderson dem. Just a little.

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TravisBickle says... May 15, 2018 at 9:27 a.m.

How much have they "donated" to Rutledge?!

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mrcharles says... May 15, 2018 at 10:58 a.m.

A little Diddy about trump & gop:
Plutocrats live incredible lives, surrounded by luxury and insulated from risk and discomfort. Since W left office, the stock market has doubled, a $700 billion rescue of the financial system, & corporate profits are at a 50-year high.
It is something of a puzzle to many of you little people why plutocrats, who have benefited most from these trends, view Obama with such intense disdain. Why, you might ask, given how good the economy has been to plutocrats, are you so maniacally angry? "Maybe," you say to yourself, "I just don't understand economics." .. a little secret,EWE understand economics just fine. What you don't understand is that this fight isn't about economics It's about status, privileges and power.
Plutocrats don't hate Obama because he's going to raise our taxes, , We hate him because his views about the importance & primacy of the middle class diminish our status. It's not just our pocket books that are threatened, but, more importantly, our prestige & our influence on this country.

Plutocrats have a long & proud history of controlling human societies, so the belief systems that we create about how the world works enables us . "Lowering taxes on the rich produces growth" is one of our current favorites.
it's both annoying and hilarious that EWE people think you're going to be able to talk us out of being plutocrats with "evidence" or "facts". Our current position & power is the only fact republicans care about. And we viscerally hate anyone who has the temerity to challenge it. When Jack or Mitt call selves "Job Creators", it isn't because it's true or that there is any evidence for it. It's because being a job creator puts us right at the center of the economic universe - where we deserve to be. This belief system isn't just convenient to us, although it is. It's essential in order to justify our status & power.
We used to call this "divine right". Today we call it "economics".
A bard once said that plutocrats hate regulation for the same reason that robbers hate cops. That's a cheap shot, and under appreciates the sophistication of republican argument. Pluocrats are the "job creators", any restraint necessarily decreases the jobs that trickle down to you fools. That's why republicans deserve a free hand to ruin/run the country in whatever way suits us best.
So what's puzzling you about why we hate Obama? He's in our way of Our incredible sway over politics, the economy and culture.

note no racism mentioned.

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