Here’s an update on spending in the Little Rock school tax election Tuesday.
The group supporting the tax, the Committee to Rebuild Our Schools Now, reported raising an additional $19,150 since its first report, for a total of $30,400 so far, with $19,000 left to spend on May 2, when the report was filed. Most of the original $11,000 went for postage, plus Facebook advertising.
Most of the money came from six sources: Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, $5,000; Delta Dental, $2,500; Haskell Dickinson, a contractor, $4,000; the Arkansas Realtors Association $5,000; Robert McLarty, a political consultant working with the campaign, $1,000, and Jordan Johnson, also a political consultant (but to clarify, since some misinterpreted, NOT on this campaign), $1,000. The architectural firm of Witsell Evans Rasco gave $250, and lawyer Herb Rule and Rich Nagel, retired director of the Arkansas Education Association, gave $200 each.
I don’t have the latest from Citizen Against Taxation Without Representation, but a volunteer in that campaign said he expected it would show $2,000 to $3,000 in contributions.