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Talking Points Memo: Arkansas GOPer: It Was 'Inadvertent' That I Called My Political Rival A 'Pro-Abortion Jewish Lawyer'


March 8, 2011- Chuck Chatham, a committee member of the Garland County Republican Party in Arkansas, was quoted as saying he campaigned against one candidate for state legislature, Democrat Jerry Rephan, because he is a "pro-abortion Jewish lawyer."

Chatham told TPM today that it was "inadvertent" that he referred to Rephan as Jewish, and that he simply does not feel "he is a good match to the conservative people of Garland County."

In an e-mail, obtained by Blue Arkansas Blog, Chatham explains his opposition to Rephan, who is campaigning in a special election against Republican Bruce Cozart for a seat in District 24, which remains vacant after the death of state legislator Keith Krass.

"The election is between Bruce Cozart (R)," Chatham wrote, "a pro-life, Christian who has served a number of years on the Lake Hamilton school board and Jerry Rephan (D). Jerry is a pro-abortion Jewish lawyer who specializes in 'environmental law' which means his primary clients as such were the Sierra Club and PETA, among others."

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