The fundraiser could be an ominous sign for Faircloth’s opponent, Marcus Clark. Squire Creek is owned by Ruston businessman James Davison, a major political force in the region. When Clark announced his candidacy several months ago, Davison was rumored to be a supporter. The Squire Creek fundraiser may mean that is no longer the case.
Adding to Clark’s woes is a Sunday News-Star story alleging that Clark supporter Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney violated state campaign finance laws by using public money to endorse Clark. LPNO will be contacting the Louisiana Board of Ethics later today to see what their position is on the Toney/Clark controversy.
The News-Star story could signal another potential Clark problem. If the newspaper intended to support Clark for the seat, it is probable the story would never have been published.
LPNO had earlier reported on Clark’s suspension by the Louisiana State Supreme Court in 2004.
UPDATE: 12:40 pm – Invitation PDF
LPNO has obtained a pdf copy of the invitation to Tuesday’s Faircloth fundraiser.