Election 1944: Campaign violation laid to Rep. Fulbright (9-9-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (September 9, 1944)


Campaign violation laid to Fulbright

Little Rock, Arkansas (UP) –
A Senate subcommittee investigating campaign expenditures was told here yesterday that Rep. J. W. Fulbright (D-AR) spent $74,190 – almost three times the legal limit – in his successful campaign for Democratic nomination as U.S. Senator from Arkansas.

Archie House, Little Rock lawyer and treasurer for Mr. Fulbright’s campaign committee, testified that Mr. Fulbright himself put $9,000 into the campaign and that $65,190 was contributed by friends.

Earlier, Clifton Scott of Little Rock, campaign finance chairman for Mr. Fulbright’s unsuccessful opponent, Governor Homer M. Adkins, told the subcommittee that more than $74,000 was spent in Mr. Adkins’ campaign, though Mr. Adkins himself, he said, did not spend more than the limit.