17:27 hours 02/11/2019 | Politics
Neetu Chandak Education and political reporter
Democrat attorney James Thompson, representing the Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders helped campaign, was arrested again on January 27 for driving on a suspended license.
Thompson's license was suspended in January after he had not paid for a previous speed ticket, The Wichita Eagle reported Monday. But the Wichita lawyer said he was not aware of the suspension status. Thompson returned from a hunting trip when the police persuaded him to speed and was arrested for driving on the suspended driving license.
"My friends had gone to the Dollar General Store and got Wyatt Earp mustaches and took a picture of me as if I were in a wanted poster," Thompson said, according to The Eagle. (RELATED: & # 39; A Little Extreme & # 39 ;: University Of Miami Students Were For Ocasio-Cortez & # 39;[sGreenNewDealtotthatheyouightwavewaterfeet[sGreenNewDealUntilTheyFoundOutWhat'sInIt)[sGreenNewDealtotdatzeerachterkwamenwaterinzit)[sGreenNewDealUntilTheyFoundOutWhat’sInIt)
"James has issued a bond and has been released," stated Greenwood County Sheriff's Department press release, obtained by the The Daily Caller News Foundation through Sheriff Heath Samuels.
Samuels told TheDCNF that the bond was $ 2,500 in cash and that it was shortly after booking & # 39; was borrowed & # 39 ;.
However, this is not the first time that Thompson has been arrested. He entered a bar fight in 2001 and was sentenced for the battery, reported The Topeka Capital-Journal. Police note that the victim was stopped by two bouncers and Thompson would have hit the man in the face. Thompson said he got the first blow, although the police could not tell who hit the other person first. The case was finally annulled in appeal.
Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders helped the Thompson campaign as he walked to the fourth Kansas Congress District in 2018. However, he lost to the Republican Ron Estes in 2018.
"You are all very, very lucky and blessed with James Thompson as a candidate here in the state of Kansas," said Ocasio-Cortez during the rally in July 2018, reported The Eagle.
"He is a veteran, he worked out of bitter poverty, he never forgot where he came from, he has spent his career fighting civil rights, workers' rights and equal rights for all Americans," Sanders said at the rally.
It is unclear whether Thompson will run in 2020 to replace the outgoing US Republican Senate Pat Roberts in 2020, according to The Eagle.
Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders did not immediately respond to TheDCNF's request for comment.
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