Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rutledge Comments on Lawsuit Against Opponent

Leslie Rutledge Releases Statement Following Arkansas GOP Lawsuit Filed Against Her Opponent  
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  – (October 14, 2014) Former prosecutor and Republican nominee for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement today following a lawsuit filed against her opponent in the race for Arkansas Attorney General.

Leslie Rutledge said, "After a review of the documents filed today by the Republican Party of Arkansas (RPA), it appears that my opponent has double-dipped and illegally received pay in two official capacities -- State Representative and as Nashville City Attorney -- in direct violation of the Arkansas Constitution. The Arkansas Constitution clearly prohibits a member of the General Assembly from being elected or appointed to another official position such as City Attorney. The case law and the 2002 opinion from Attorney General Mark Pryor clearly forbade the type of activity my opponent has engaged in since January 2012. If the allegations are true, and the documents provided by the RPA indicate that they are, then my opponent has demonstrated extremely poor judgment and a profound lack of knowledge of the Arkansas Constitution and laws. I encourage my opponent to do the right thing and repay the monies he illegally received from the City of Nashville and/or the State of Arkansas."

Rutledge said, "Arkansans deserve an experienced Attorney General willing to stand up against threats near and far, including violent criminals and sexual predators, scam artists, corrupt officials and an overreaching federal government. I will use my 13 years of diverse legal experience to fight on behalf of all Arkansans to ensure our great State is a safe place to raise a family and grow a business."

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