Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Republican gubernatorial candidate Jim Keet filed his personal financial disclosure statement as required by Arkansas law on Monday.

Max Brantley with the Arkansas Times has a link to the document here.

Keet has solid investments and financial holdings through a mixture of businesses, real estate and equity holdings. The big question is: will he use some of his personal financial resources in his bid for Governor should his fundraising lack traction?

Keet tells Talk Business that he isn’t expecting to self-fund his campaign.

“I don’t have any plans to fund this campaign beyond the $10,000 filing fee,” he said. Keet said that he is close to putting a big part of his campaign organization in place, including a formal campaign staff and finance chair.

For the record, Gov. Mike Beebe filed his statement of financial interest in January (search here). His fundraising has already surpassed $1.3 million. Don’t expect Beebe to dip into personal funds for his re-election financing.