Comparison of Two GOP Candidates for State Senator in Primary Run-Off Nov. 12
GOP Dan Sullivan has many good qualities, but facts indicate he doesn't identify with the heart of the true conservative. He waffles on the biggest government expansion in AR history, etc.
Sullivan ran an ad that stated, "There comes a time when it no longer matters if you're a Democrat or a Republican, Liberal or Conservative." (If the years of the Obama administration has taught us anything, it is that this is a patently false statement)
Contributed financially to liberal Democrats in the 2012 election and sees nothing wrong with it; Sullivan was quoted as saying, "That is just the way we do business."
Voted in the Democratic Primary in 2012
Has not attended Craighead County Republican Party meetings and apparently is not even a member of the Craighead County Republican Committee [CCRC]
Sullivan is a lobbyist for healthcare businesses. He raised $42,000 in 30 days, about 2/3 of it coming from outside the District, & in big sums from many healthcare related businesses, which will probably profit from the Medicaid Expansion bill that extends Medicaid (welfare) to 250,000 new enrollees. Eleven of Sullivan's donations were for $2,000, eight for $1,000 or more, and thirteen for $500.00. That leaves very little that common citizens donated.
As principal of South School, Sullivan suspended an 8- year- old for 3 days for pointing a chicken finger at a teacher and saying, "Pow, pow, pow." The story made national news.
Arkansas was one of the only states in the South to pass the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion 'Private Option' in 2013 even though the Supreme Court said states did not have to do so. All Democrats voted for it. There is a push now to defund it in the 2014 session. In the beginning GOP candidate Dan Sullivan would not say whether he would have voted against Medicaid Expansion had he been in the legislature and has used political spin on this issue ever since. Sullivan's latest statement as of Oct 7, as quoted in the paper, "He said he would have to see 'some viable options before I would be ready to kill the [private option] program or public funding for the program.'" The most "viable option" is to say "No" to Obamacare Medicaid Expansion as twenty-six other states have done.
GOP candidate John Cooper has been emphatic from the very beginning that he would have voted against the Arkansas Medicaid Expansion 'Private Option' and to say he would vote to defund it in 2014. Federal courts have regularly interpreted the 'mandatory categories of care' within Medicaid to include abortion, and have ordered 13 states to pay for abortions. According to estimates, Medicaid Expansion is likely to subsidize 71,000 to 111,000 abortions per year - just the beginning!
Has never contributed money to Democrats and has unwaveringly supported Republican efforts to turn Arkansas red (Republican).
John supported and worked for conservative issues long before running as a candidate.
Strongly opposes abortion and works for pro-life issues.
Strongly opposes gun laws and restrictions and is member of NRA.
Strongly opposes government control, government regulations, and growth in state employees.
Strongly opposes high taxes and believes a 3/4 majority should be required to raise taxes.
Strongly opposes Obama's Common Core standards in schools.
Strongly opposes making AR a magnet for illegal immigration.
John Cooper is an unwavering true conservative!!! And an ordained minister.
You only have one shot at voting for a true conservative, John Cooper!!! Don't take the chance of electing another GOP who thinks like a Democrat!