by Max Brantley
Taylor endorses Hutchinson because of, you guessed it, Obamacare. That word is just about the only one in the Republican playbook this year.
Hutchinson's news release didn't mention that Taylor was one of the named defendants in the successfully settled lawsuits over legislative abuse of expense accounts. To quote the lawsuit:
Defendant Taylor has submitted a signed statement of expenses incurred each calendar month for activities in connection with his official duties with inadequate or no supporting documentation and no itemization of individual expenses for which reimbursement is claimed.
Taylor found other ways to leach off taxpayers. His wife got a Senate job during the session in his time in office.
Taylor also joined a Republican-led effort to call a constitutional convention to put the states in charge of the federal budget. This was an idea so nutty even Secure Arkansas opposed it. He proposed stand-your-ground-type gun legislation. He was closely aligned with corporate bill writer ALEC. And so on. He's on the right side in this race.