Let's get the whole Stephen Group Inc., Club For Growth, Wesley Clark connection straight one last time.
Fact 1: Club For Growth is defined as a "527 Political Group." By law 527's cannot have any direct connection between any campaign. There will never be a direct link, a phone call or letter, between a 527 and a candidate - or else everyone goes to jail.
Fact 2: The Club for Growth is significantly funded by the Stephens Group Inc., from Little Rock Arkansas. Specifically, $443,500 has been donated from the Stephens Group Inc. (http://www.publicintegrity.org/527/search.aspx?act=com&orgid=96
Fact 3: Wesley Clark worked for the Stephens Group Inc.
Fact 4: All $443,500 came directly out of the pocket of the founder and chairman of the Stephens Group Inc., Jackson Stephens. (http://www.publicintegrity.org/527/search.aspx?act=com&orgid=700&comid=96c
Fact 5: So how close were Wesley Clark and Jackson Stephens? Wesley Clark worked directly for Jackson Stephens.
This is from Fox News on September 28th, 2003:
"At the Stephens Group, Clark's role "was primarily that of evaluating and looking for investment opportunities in the technology and defense areas," said Frank Thomas, a spokesman for the investment house,
In that capacity, Clark worked directly for Jackson Stephens, the billionaire chairman of the company; his son, Warren Stephens, the company's president; and other Stephens family members and senior company executives, according to Thomas."
Conclusion: You will never find a direct link between Wesley Clark's campaign and Club For Growth, but Wesley Clark's good friend Stephen Jackson is spending a lot of money to fund the Club For Growth.