Our Voices Arkansas

The Voices of Grassroots Conservatives Across Arkansas

Nov 10, 2014

We Elected “Conservative” Conservatives

Just like national Democrats who refused to see Obamacare was a deathblow to their party, progressives in Arkansas also refuse to see the Private Option here is also a deathblow. That is, until Tuesday. Faulkner County joined other activists to campaign across the state for nine “conservative conservatives” who stand against the private option, which...

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we-elected-conservative-conservativesJust like national Democrats who refused to see Obamacare was a deathblow to their party, progressives in Arkansas also refuse to see the Private Option here is also a deathblow.

That is, until Tuesday.

Faulkner County joined other activists to campaign across the state for nine “conservative conservatives” who stand against the private option, which continues to be a political litmus test in Arkansas.  Eight of those 9 candidates won!

The only disappointment was Republican state house candidate Buddy Fisher’s loss to Democrat Camille Bennett in District 14 by only 88 votes.

As one volunteer said

The many campaigns were fun but exhausting, and it is a thrill to see the fruits of our labor become reality!

It’s been quite some time since Arkansas truly aligned itself with conservative principles and values such as those from the Arkansas Republican Party’s platform statement.  We anticipate quite a different tone in Little Rock as these “conservative conservatives” begin to govern in January.

The following newly elected Republican lawmakers, who are unshakeable in their effort to overturn the private option and Common Core, also support many of our grassroots issues.  Please support, in the state Senate:

Linda Collins Smith (R) who defeated
James McLean (D)
by 17 percentage points
in District 19

Blake Johnson (R) who beat
Robert Thompson (D)
by 8 percentage points
in Senate District 20

And in the state House:

Brandt Smith (R) defeated
Rep. Harold Copenhaver (D)
by 6 percentage points
in District 58

Dave Wallace (R) beat
Rep. Wes Wagner (D)
by 12 percentage points
in District 54

Rep. Mary Bentley (R) beat
Rep. John Wayne Catlett (D)
by 3 percentage points
in District 73

Donnie Copeland (R) defeated
Rep. Patti Julian (D)
by 3 percentage points
in District 38

Laurie Rushing (R) beat
Rep. David Kizzia (D)
by 3 percentage points
in District 26

Nelda Speaks (R) defeated
Willa Mae Tilley (D)
by 26 percentage points
in District 100

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