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Internal Poll: Hays Has 3-Point Edge

Hays TV ad ties Hill to convicted treasurer.

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Jack Fitzpatrick
Sept. 29, 2014, 7:12 a.m.

A Glob­al Strategy Group (D) poll (Sept. 7-9; 410 LVs; +/- 4.8%) con­duc­ted for former North Little Rock May­or Patrick Henry Hays (D) shows Hays lead­ing busi­ness­man French Hill (R) by 3 points, 44-41%, with­in the poll’s mar­gin of er­ror. (Roll Call)

HAYS TV AD TIES HILL TO CON­VICTED TREAS­URER. Hays re­leased a TV ad ac­cus­ing Hill of “get­ting rich with your money.” The ad ties Hill to former state treas­urer Martha Schoffn­er, who was con­victed of bribery and ex­tor­tion. The ad says Hill donated to Schoffn­er’s cam­paign, that Schoffn­er “dir­ec­ted 700 mil­lion tax dol­lars to French Hill’s bank,” and that Hill’s bank “got to keep the money” after Schoffn­er was con­victed and resigned. (re­lease)

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