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Nov 14, 2015

Arkansas GOP’s Massive War Chest for 2016

Now that last week’s filing period for the 2016 election is over and numbers can be tallied, we thought we’d take a look at the massive war chest the Republican Party of Arkansas gathered in filing fees. The RPA’s total take this cycle is $848,000 — about 30% more than they gathered in 2012 or...

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GOP-2016-war-chestNow that last week’s filing period for the 2016 election is over and numbers can be tallied, we thought we’d take a look at the massive war chest the Republican Party of Arkansas gathered in filing fees.

The RPA’s total take this cycle is $848,000 — about 30% more than they gathered in 2012 or 2014, when they raised $650,000. In our small state the RPA can do a whole lot of influencing…. er, campaigning with almost a million dollars!

With 13 Presidential candidates on the 2016 ballot, the Republican Party of Arkansas collected $325,000 in filing fees just from those candidates — way outpacing their $100,000 take in the 2012 Presidential election year.

Down ballot, the state GOP picked up $40,000 from two Senate candidates and $75,000 from five House hopefuls, along with $120,000 from 16 State Senate candidates and $288,000 from 96 individuals running for the State House.

Remember the excellent advice from State Rep. Charlotte Vining-Douglas — you must ask your candidate, “What’s your price?”

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