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Nov 11, 2014

PO Architect Jonathan Dismang (R) & His Democrat Allies

from Conduit for Action Senator Jonathan Dismang faces a more conservative Senate than when he was chosen by the previous Senate 17 months ago to be President Pro Tempore Designee.  Five of the 35 state Senators in April 2013 will not be back for 2015; all five were replaced by more conservative members. Republican Dismang...

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Senator Jonathan Dismang faces a more conservative Senate than when he was chosen by the previous Senate 17 months ago to be President Pro Tempore Designee.  Five of the 35 state Senators in April 2013 will not be back for 2015; all five were replaced by more conservative members.

Republican Dismang has been open about actions favoring Democrats:

Dismang sent shockwaves through the Senate when he announced that he had hired James Miller as his Senate aid for the equivalent of $90,000 per year:

o Miller was on Democrat Governor Mike Beebe’s staff
o Miller helped Beebe draw Democrat friendly legislative districts; and
o Miller was active in 2012 in at least one District in trying to elect a Democrat as State Senator.

Dismang declared support for Democrat Senator Larry Teague to be chairman of the Joint Budget Committee.  The JBC is the most powerful committee during legislative sessions.  (Dismang was quoted in the Democrat Gazette in Saturday’s paper that he was going to appoint Teague as Chair.)

“I gave my word to Teague to do that almost a year ago, at this point, and I am going to honor my commitment,” Dismang said. [In other words good ole boy system to get Democrat votes for Senate leader.]

Rumor to watch:  For months there have been percipient claims in Senate Districts 19 and 20 that Dismang called some Republican supporters urging them not to support the Republican Senate candidates.  Dismang was the lead Senate sponsor of the Private Option and both Democrat candidates had voted for the Private Option.

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