It looks like the fundraising advantage the Clark Hall for Congress Campaign has hit a bit of a snag.
According to his latest financial filing, Hall raised just under $20,000 for the previous month and he appears to be burning through cash rather quickly. According to a filing on May 10, Hall has loaned his campaign an additional $50,000 after previously loaning it $25,000. He is also reportedly making several large media buys totaling around $50,000 in the Little Rock and Jonesboro media markets.
Perhaps Hall is hoping to finish off the race on May 22 and avoid a June runoff. Hall faces Democratic prosecuting attorney Scott Ellington and ASU economics professor Gary
Latanich in the primary. Although neither have shown much fundraising ability either, Ellington had a slightly lead in the latest Talk Business poll with 15% to Hall's 10%. With over 71% undecided, it looks like Hall is going all in on trying to go after the undecideds, including ponying up quite a bit of his own money.
Also of note, Hall paid Milton Ezell – Deputy District Director for Congressman Mike Ross – $10,000 in May for something called “Community Outreach Consulting.” Also receiving a “Community Outreach Consulting” payment was Tommy Cole of Helena.