"Can't Buy Paul" - For the people in Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District
Paul Spencer has a track record of fighting for ethics in government, for transparency, and fighting for life. Paul has publically stated that he will decline DNC money rather than change his pro-life stance. This and other stands against influence-buying have led to the slogan "Can't Buy Paul".
A teacher and farmer, he sees firsthand the disconnect between so many national policies and the concerns of ordinary Arkansans. Those concerns include whole life issues, such as no public funding of abortion and the right of health care workers to decline participation in abortions.
Following the infamous Citizens United v. FEC ruling, Paul formed a local group in Arkansas called Regnat Populus, echoing Arkansas’s state motto “The People Rule.” Regnat Populus harnessed growing public frustration with the corrupting influence of money in the political process and inability of the average citizen to have voice in political outcomes. The group successfully influenced the passage of an Ethics Amendment in 2012.
With the help of others, Paul also co-founded the Arkansas Democracy Coalition to streamline and collaborate organizational voices against dark money and corruption in politics.