Monday, August 19, 2019

Michael John Gray Has A History of Problems with Rules and Keeping Track of Other People’s Money

How are you going to not follow the rules when setting a meeting about allegations that you didn't follow the rules?
Why did Sheriff David West think it was ok to accept contributions from businesses? Whatever the reason, he has basically admitted to multiple criminal acts.
Yesterday, the Arkansas Times carried a story about four black teens in Wynne (Cross County) who were held at gunpoint by Jerri Kelly, who found them "suspicious" and apparently did not take kindly to the children going door to door as part...

Ethics Commission Opens Investigation into Michael John Gray

The Commission will look into Gray's failure to file two campaign reports as well as an apparent personal use of campaign funds.

More About Those DPA Reports…

As previously mentioned in Matt's article last Tuesday, there have been some serious issues with DPA’s reporting...

Michael John Gray Continues to Mislead in Response to Allegations

Yesterday, local media started to pick up the allegations about Michael John Gray, the Democratic Party of Arkansas, and Karyn Bradford-Coleman that...

Michael John Gray Responds (Sorta) With Misleading Email

Michael John Gray's response to yesterday's post wasn't accurate, and his campaign-finance reports are incomplete and troubling.

Infidelity, Incompetence, & Inaccuracy: Leadership Failures at the Democratic Party of...

A complete lack of leadership and an inability to do even basic quarterly reporting correctly are hurting the Democratic Party of Arkansas.

Why is Fort Smith resident James Kusurtin Jr. still on the...

JP James Kusurtin Jr. moved to Fort Smith, but no one in Pope County government seems willing to do anything about it.

Mayflower Police Planning AFOIA Violations According to New Policy

Mayflower Police have a new AFOIA policy. It's basically four AFOIA violations waiting to happen.

Carolina In My Mind: A Closer Look at Trent Garner’s Mugging...

We located where Trent Garner's mugging story took place, and the records sure don't seem to match his version.

Domestic Abuser Jack Ladyman Votes Against Bill to Protect Victims of...

Rep. Jack Ladyman, who is a domestic abuser, voted against a bill that would have given victims of domestic abuse more protection. That's where we are in 2019 politics, apparently.

Secretary-Elect John Thurston Violates State Law In Record Time

John Thurston managed to violate state employment law before he ever even took office in his new position. Impressive.

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The Arkansas Ethics Commission has scheduled a probable-cause hearing regarding the complaint against Gov. Asa Hutchinson campaigning on state time.

Members of Rutledge’s Staff Attend Huckabee Campaign Announcement, Because of Course They Did

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The Legend of Brother Rapert: Career Change A-comin’!


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Rapert Attacks Twitter User After Blocking Him, So Let’s Contact Rapert to Discuss

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