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Jake Bequette wants Jack off ballot

May 11, 2022

Embattled U.S. Senate candidate Jake Bequette wants "Jack" off the ballot in Craighead County, Arkansas.

Bequette, age 33, has filed a lawsuit against the Arkansas Secretary of State, Arkansas State of Election Commissioners, and Craighead County Election Commissioners for incorrectly listing his name as "Jack Bequette."

Jake Bequette is a wannabe lawyer who completely hid his time in a Washington, D.C. law school as he campaigned against what he called the "swamp" of D.C.

Sue-happy

The lawsuit will be no surprise to Jake Bequette's former teammates on the New England Patriots practice squad. In July 2015, the Foxborough Free Press in Massachusetts wrote a letter imagining what Jake Bequette would say to Coach Bill Belichick to keep him on the practice squad. 

It would appear from the article that Jake Bequette frequently spoke about going to law school and his family's background in law. 

But the letter didn't help with Coach Belichick because Bequette was canned from the practice squad a month later. Written by FFP speaking as Jake Bequette, the letter said: 
"I'm not ready to go to law school yet - well, I mean I am, but I don't want to.  Not yet.  I come from a long line of lawyers and over-achievers in the classroom and graduated with my bachelor's in three years, just like they all did.  One day I will join the family business and sue the pants off of anyone you wish."

A family affair

Jake Bequette's uncle, Chris Bequette, is running for Lt. Governor, and a win by both of them could set up a political dynasty in the state of Arkansas.

Chris Bequette had donated $8,700 to his nephew's campaign in 2021, but Jake Bequette's campaign finance report showed that every penny was returned to his uncle at the beginning of 2022. Chris Bequette told Texarkana News that the refund was made to self-fund his own election campaign for Lt. Governor. However, this narrative has been questioned after Chris Bequette recently announced he had loaned his campaign $425,000.

"If Chris Bequette had $425k to loan his campaign, why did he need $8,700 back from Jake Bequette to fund his own campaign? This doesn’t pass the smell test," said Matt Campbell.

Why did he go to law school in Washington, D.C.?

It is actually astonishing that Jake Bequette chose to go to law school in Washington, D.C., following his ouster from the practice squad of the Patriots. Both his father and uncle attended law school at the University of Arkansas, and the unmarried, Catholic candidate constantly speaks about his family's "legacy" in the Arkansas football program.

Some have theorized that Bequette went to law school in Washington, D.C., because he desperately wanted to be a "Washington political player" - since he had grown tired of being a benchwarmer during his football career.

Bequette only played in a total of 8 games during his entire professional football career (2012 to 2013). He never started a game or tackled another player during these games.

"He never tackled anyone, not even an assist. NOT ONE," said the Arkansas Times.

Lawsuit is likely a play for news coverage

Jake Bequette has had a hard time attracting news coverage, and the lawsuit will likely give him press that could work for or against his candidacy.

Indeed, the extra attention could backfire as more media outlets discover that Jake Bequette has never issued a correction for lying on his website about his military service dates. This lie made it appear he had served in the military longer than he actually did. It also conveniently covered up Jake Bequette's time in Washington, D.C. Click here to read more. 

In addition, Bequette was accused of stolen valor by a Department of Defense source of the conservative website National File almost 300 days ago, and he has never publicly acknowledged it. Click here to read the article.

The lie on the website fooled media outlets like the Army Times and Military Times. Click here to read more

The secretive candidate

The lawsuit from Jake Bequette will focus more attention on the fact he attended law school in Washington, D.C., and continues to hide it from the public - at a time he is trying to convince voters he is an "outsider" and not part of the D.C. "swamp."

In the meantime, Arkansas voters have already begun to cast ballots in the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate, including well-known television journalist Jan Morgan, pastor Heath Loftis, and incumbent John Boozman.

No matter what happens to Jake Bequette in the election, a source told Texarkana News that he will likely return to D.C. to finish his law degree. 

"Robert Byrd started and finished his law degree while he was a U.S. senator, and Jake Bequette could pursue the evening program on the off chance he was actually elected," a source told us. "However, it would make it very awkward since he has purposely hidden his time in Washington, D.C. from Arkansas voters."

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