Wednesday, October 28, 2009

AR GOP to Raise Filing Fees for Senate?

I heard a rumor that the state Republican party was considering a hefty increase in the already hefty $10,000 filing fee they assess candidates for their U.S. Senate nomination. That goes right to the party as the taxpayers finance the primary elections.

Ten grand is already enough to "keep out the riff-raff". The only reason, besides simple greed, to raise it higher is to make entry into the race all but impossible for any but the best-funded (read most establishment) candidates. No populists need apply.

Just a rumor, but if true one that would be outrageous. Let the people decide!


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