Richard Carroll may face Democrat on the ballot

Richard Carroll, Green Party candidate for District 39 in the Arkansas House of Representatives, may in fact face a Democratic candidate on the ballot in November. According to a post at Ballot Access News, Democrat Dwayne Dobbins has filed a state lawsuit to claim that party’s spot on the ballot, a spot he was denied by action taken by the Arkansas Democratic Party itself.

Dobbins plead guilty to lesser charges when indicted in a case involving the fondling of a teenage girl. This year he unexpectedly filed for the Democratic nomination in the District 39 race, and the Democratic Party passed a rule denying nomination to candidates who had resigned office as part of a plea agreement, which Dobbins had done.

According to the Arkansas News Bureau, Dobbins filed against the state Democratic Party, but did not file suit against the state legislature, which has passed a similar rule against Dobbins taking office in the event he wins the election in November.

3 thoughts on “Richard Carroll may face Democrat on the ballot

  1. HumbleTravis

    If the Democrat is on the ballot, this will be an interesting case where the loyalty to the big parties is tested. I guess it depends on how public his legal issues are…

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