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ICYMI: Rutledge Unveils Plan to Eliminate State Income Tax

July 27, 2021 LITTLE ROCK, AR – Arkansas Republican gubernatorial candidate, and current Attorney General, Leslie Rutledge is establishing a key component of her plan to build back Arkansas’s economy. This past Thursday, Rutledge, who already previously signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to oppose any efforts to raise taxes if elected governor, unveiled “The Rutledge Plan.” Her plan […]

Attorney General Rutledge Introduces Phase 1 of “The Rutledge Plan” Vowing to Eliminate Arkansas’s State Income Tax 

July 22, 2021 LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced the first phase of her economic initiative to Make Arkansas First: “The Rutledge Plan.” The Rutledge Plan is a grassroots effort to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot to permanently eliminate Arkansas’s personal income tax. Rutledge believes the people of Arkansas and […]

Rutledge Reports Q2 Campaign Update

80% of Donors from Arkansas July 15, 2021 LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge reported $1,447,289 total raised, with over 80 percent coming from Arkansas donors. “I am always humbled by the continued financial support from voters all across the state of Arkansas and am extremely proud that 80 percent of my donors […]

Rutledge Paving the Way for Women

July 1, 2021 Leslie Rutledge is once again in the news for making historical inroads as a political candidate. In one of the most diverse primaries in the race for Arkansas’s next Governor, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge proves that she is willing to put in the work and pave the way for other women to […]

Rutledge Files Suit again Couple who Targeted African American Communities

June 28, 2021 Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is once again proving she is the more qualified candidate to represent Arkansas as Governor. Throughout her tenure as AG, she has continued to fulfill her promise to protect the rights of hardworking Arkansans from disreputable business owners and operators.  After becoming aware of an illegal pyramid scheme […]

Rutledge continues to Push back on Biden’s Energy Policy

June 18, 2021 Judge Terry A. Doughty of the US District Court issues an injunction to block the Interior Department policy. Back in January, an uproar erupted from the fossil fuel industry when President Biden signed an executive order, which effectively revoked the Keystone Pipeline permit and paused drilling leases in several states. Earlier this […]

Rutledge goes after Rural Broadband Con-Artist

June 14, 2021 Attorney General Leslie Rutledge continues to prove she will fight for Arkansas residents and ensure that their issues are a top priority. This past week, Rutledge filed a lawsuit against Flowmatic Technical Solutions, LLC (FTS) and its owner, Joseph Michael Bradford after it was reported that the company was violating the Arkansas […]

Rutledge Continues to Improve Israeli-Arkansas Relations, Joins Multiple Lawsuits to Fight Against the Biden Administration

June 1, 2021 LITTLE ROCK, AR – Just under a year out from the Republican gubernatorial primary, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has been busy working to defend the rights of Arkansans, as well as to improve Arkansas’s standing in the US. In recent weeks, AG Rutledge has joined several coalitions to fight for the right to […]

Rutledge Joins AG Coalition Against Critical Race Theory

May 28, 2021 Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge joins a multi-state coalition of 20 esteemed Attorneys General all denouncing Critical Race Theory (CRT) being taught to young children in our schools. A new proposal introduced under Biden’s Department of Education would mandate that schools teach CRT or the teachings associated with the 1619 project in […]

Attorney General Rutledge Warns Department of Health and Human Services that It Cannot Federally Fund Abortion – SWARK Today

Proving that she is once again willing to stand up for Arkansans and their values, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge recently signed onto a letter to United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra. Rutledge along with twenty other notable Attorneys General signed the letter to demand that HHS not adopt proposed […]

Rutledge for Governor Statement on SCOTUS Hearing Important Abortion Case

May 18, 2021 LITTLE ROCK – After the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear a 15-week abortion case in Mississippi, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released the following statement: “Arkansas is the most pro-life state in the country. I fight every day for our most vulnerable – the unborn – as Attorney General of Arkansas and […]

On Tax Day, Attorney General Rutledge Signs the Americans for Tax Reform Pledge and Vows to Eliminate the State Income Tax in Arkansas

May 17, 2021 LITTLE ROCK, AR – Today, Tax Day 2021, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge to show Arkansas voters she will work toward strong, common-sense proposals such as eliminating the state income tax to bring economic prosperity to Arkansas. The pledge is also a promise that as governor, Rutledge […]

ICYMI: Attorney General Rutledge Continues to Prove She Will Put Arkansas First

May 12, 2021 LITTLE ROCK, AR – Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has been busy protecting the rights of Arkansans and demonstrating that she has both the knowledge and expertise to lead the state of Arkansas as governor. Rutledge is the first woman Attorney General and hopes to continue to inspire young women and serve as […]

Arkansas deserves better than President Biden’s China Policies

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge believes President Biden [should] start working [with] existing businesses to create more jobs instead of unconstitutionally shutting them down. Arkansans [and] Americans deserve better. At the same time that Biden is crippling our energy sectors and its workforce, we are allowing China to once again have the upper hand on […]

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge continues to lead the fight against the Biden Administration

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge continues to lead the fight against the Biden Administration amid its continued attack on the working class. While Biden props up his $2 trillion clean energy infrastructure bill with insubstantial ideas and empty promises, countless Americans are struggling to feed their families. One member of the Biden Administration is quoted […]

Rutledge for Governor Announces Former Adjutant General Mark H. Berry as Campaign Chairman

April 20, 2021 LITTLE ROCK – The Rutledge for Governor campaign today announced the former Adjutant General, Lieutenant General (AR), (Retired) Mark H. Berry will be the Campaign Chairman for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s bid for Governor. General Berry retired in 2019 and now serves in the Arkansas Legislature as State Representative for District 82. […]

Leslie Rutledge is leading the fight for Arkansas jobs lost to Biden’s Keystone Pipeline closure

Joe Biden signed a flurry of executive orders in late January, but none have left an impact like the one that revoked the Keystone Pipeline Permit. Citing environmental concerns and the intent to switch to greener energy sources, the Biden administration killed a multi-billion dollar contract and eliminated 11,000 American jobs. Many of which were […]

Rutledge Reports Q1 Numbers, Remains Arkansas Focused

Over 80% from Arkansas Donors April 15, 2021 LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge reported $1,232,270.01 total raised, with over 80% coming from Arkansas donors. “If elected Governor I will lead our state with the same mindset I have had as the Attorney General – Arkansas first and Arkansas focused,” said Rutledge.  “I am always […]

ICYMI: AR Governor Signs Key Rutledge Cause, Law Banning Transgender Girls in Sports

March 26, 2021 LITTLE ROCK, AR – Yesterday, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a bill banning transgender girls in sports into law. Earlier this year, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge championed similar legislation, The GIRLS Act: Gender Integrity Reinforcement Legislation for Sports, introduced by Rutledge and Sen. Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View, to challenge President Biden’s Executive […]

ICYMI: Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says Her Experience Matters, Challenges Biden Administration on Climate Orders, GIRLS Act and Cancel Culture

March 12, 2021 LITTLE ROCK, AR – Earlier this week Attorney General Leslie Rutledge told Texarkana Republicans that her experience is an asset in her bid for the party’s 2022 gubernatorial nomination. She also has been challenging several of President Biden’s Executive Orders as unconstitutional, citing direct harm caused to Arkansans.  On President Biden’s first […]

Rutledge Issues Statement on 2022 Gubernatorial Race

January 25, 2021 LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement in response to Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ gubernatorial campaign announcement.  “Sarah and her family have been good friends for a long time and will continue to be after this election.  As our great State and Nation face threats to our liberties and freedoms […]

Rutledge Raises Over a Million Dollars in Contributions, has Resources and Record to Win in 2022

January 15, 2021 LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today a cumulative fundraising haul of more than a million dollars already for her 2022 bid for Governor. Rutledge raised $1,032,855.19 in just the first two quarters of her historic gubernatorial bid to become The Natural State’s first female governor.   “I continue to […]

Rutledge Announces Record-Breaking Fundraising Haul

October 15, 2020 LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today a record-breaking fundraising total of $838,340.19 for her first finance report of her campaign for Governor of Arkansas in 2022. Rutledge’s fundraising haul is the highest amount ever raised by a Republican gubernatorial candidate during the first quarter of a campaign or any gubernatorial candidate‘s […]

Rutledge to Co-Chair Lawyers for Trump Coalition

July 23, 2020 LITTLE ROCK – Today, the Trump Campaign announced that Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will serve as the Co-Chairman for the national Lawyers for Trump coalition. The coalition will include attorneys from across America supporting the re-election of President Donald J. Trump and his commitment to preserve our freedoms and to restore confidence in the rule of the […]

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge Announces Her Candidacy Governor of Arkansas in 2022

July 1, 2020 ARKANSAS – Today, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced her candidacy to become the next Governor of the great State of Arkansas. “Today I am announcing my candidacy for Governor of Arkansas in 2022. While this announcement is much earlier than I had originally planned, we must prepare for the future of our […]