AFP spending big bucks in southern states

Americans for Prosperity, the free-market group backed by Charles and David Koch, isn’t just spending big bucks to influence Kansas elections. It has also pledged to spend nearly $1 million in Arkansas in an attempt by conservative Republicans to take control of that state’s legislature, the Washington Post reported. That effort was set back a bit last week when the Arkansas Republican Party had to condemn assertions made by one of its legislative candidates that slavery was a “blessing in disguise” and comments by another candidate advocating the deportation of all Muslims. In Florida, Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen complained about how a “new stealth campaign against three Florida Supreme Court justices is being backed by those meddling right-wing billionaires from Wichita.”