Another man considering a run for Little Rock mayor has replied to the city’s lawsuit about campaign fundraising by asking a judge to dismiss it.
Frank Scott also filed a counter-claim asking a judge to issue an injunction against the city, preventing it from enforcing an ordinance that restricts fundraising until the June before a November election. Scott said the limitation violates his First Amendment right to free speech and association.
Both men have formed exploratory committees to consider a run for mayor and collect contributions. The money will be transferred to the men when they formally file as candidates in the Little Rock mayor’s race.
Little Rock’s lawsuit, filed last month, names both men as defendants, along with the Arkansas Ethics Commission that refused to opine on whether the men were in violation of the city ordinance.
Read Thursday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more information.