Sarah Huckabee Sanders is not the only well-known name vying for Arkansas governor.
Elvis Presley has filed papers with the secretary of state’s office, hoping to have his votes counted as a write-in candidate in November.
No, it’s not that Elvis Presley. This Elvis Presley is apparently alive and well and lives in Star City, according to online qualifying information from Secretary of State John Thurston .
Presley also must file a notice of candidacy with all 35 of Arkansas’ counties for the votes to count. Write-in candidates also are required to file a political practices pledge and affidavit of eligibility.
A quick online search shows this is not the first time Elvis has appeared on an Arkansas ballot. Elvis Presley appeared on the gubernatorial ballot in 2010 and took a shot at the 1st Congressional District seat in 2018.
Other than Elvis Presley, Sanders is the most-recognized name who qualified this week in the gubernatorial race. The former White House press secretary is being challenged in the Republican primary by talk show host Doc Washburn.
Gov. Asa Hutchison has served two terms and cannot run again.
Five people are vying for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. They include former state Rep. Jay Martin, who served as majority leader in the Arkansas Legislature; nuclear physicist and minister Chris Jones; James “Rus” Russell III, a business owner from Little Rock; Supha Xayprasith-Mays, who previously worked at the corporate headquarters for Walmart in Bentonville; and Anthony Bland, a business teacher with the Little Rock School District.Former missionary and chaplain Ricky Dale Harrington Jr. from Pine Bluff has filed to run as a Libertarian. Besides Presley, Dan Nelson from Rogers and Michael Woodard also have qualified to run as write-in candidates.Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, who initially said he was running for governor, is running for attorney general.Three people are vying […]
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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