A tipster informs us that push polling began this week on behalf of David Sterling, who is vying for the Arkansas Supreme Court seat currently held by Justice Courtney Goodson.
The script for the “poll” targets three attacks on Goodson, who is seeking re-election, and one attack on Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Kenneth Hixson, who is also seeking the seat in the three-way race.
The poll has no disclaimer and it’s unclear who was behind it. Dark money has poured into Supreme Court races in recent years and this year will be no exception.
Sterling, legal counsel for the Department of Human Services, is a tedious right-wing extremist who touts his Federalist Society, NRA and Christian Legal Society memberships.
He was defeated by Leslite Rutledge in a Republican primary race for attorney general four years ago despite major backing from various dark money groups.