The man in the middle of a massive public corruption probe gave money to dozens of Arkansas lawmakers. Milton "Rusty" Cranford, the former lobbyist at the heart of multiple public corruption cases unfolding at the state Capitol, contributed at least $153,132 to candidates in state and federal elections in Arkansas between 2010 and 2016, according to public campaign finance records indexed by the National Institute on Money in Politics (http://followthemoney.org). Eighty-five candidates in Arkansas, 19 of them in the legislature today, received funds from Cranford over that period. () The tally includes both Republicans and Democrats. Some contributions were made by Cranford individually, others by two...
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Rusty Cranford's tainted contributions