Voters Reject Controversial Candidates In Three Arkansas House Races
LITTLE ROCK — Three Republican candidates who drew election-season criticism for their comments or writings on slavery and other contentious topics lost bids for the state House in the general election, an outcome the Gov. Mike Beebe said Wednesday should be a warning to elected officials.
Hubbard, already under fire for comments in a book he published in 2009 that slavery was a “blessing in disguise” for blacks, drew further criticism last month in comparing Beebe and Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to Nazis in a letter to the Jonesboro Sun newspaper.
Fuqua and Mauch also have drawn criticism from both parties in recent weeks for their writings. Fuqua wrote in a book titled “God’s Law” published this year that all Muslims in the U.S. should be expelled and suggested using the death penalty on rebellious children.
Mauch wrote in a letter to the editor in a Little Rock newspaper in 2001 that Abraham Lincoln was a terrorist.