Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Democrats try to expand the electoral map into Benton County

Posted By on Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 11:24 AM

The Southern Progress Fund, an outfit working to elect progressive Democrats across the South, has been writing profiles about Democratic candidates in Arkansas and today offers profiles of a couple of strong Democratic candidates for state House in — of all places — Benton County.

Can they win? Democrats can't win unless they run, which hasn't happened often in Benton County in recent years. But these candidates would look good in any field.

click to enlarge LEAH WILLIAMS
  • LEAH WILLIAMS

* LEAH WILLIAMS: She won an upset over a long-time incumbent to win a seat on the Bentonville City Council. She works at Walmart. She's running against someone — Republican Rep. Jim Dotson — that Southern Progress calls, charitably, the least effective member of the House. Walton money backed his opponent in the Republican primary. Dotson, who occupies the farthest right-wing of an already right-wing party, passed a grand total of one bill of 36 introduced. Here's her website.

click to enlarge GRIMSLEY GRAHMA: With Gov. Beebe.
  • GRIMSLEY GRAHMA: With Gov. Beebe.

* GRIMSLEY GRAHAM: He's a Little Rock native who taught for 27 years at Rogers High School. A Marine Reserve veteran, he and his wife are deeply involved in a number of community and church organizations. He has a network of supporters and many admiring former students. He, too, has a hard-right opponent, Rebecca Petty, who defeated a popular more moderate Republican in the primary with an anti-private option message. She opposes the health insurance 200,000 Arkansans, including thousands in her county, have received. Here's Graham's webpage.

Tags: , , , , ,

Favorite

Speaking of...

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Arkansas Supreme Court denies rehearing in death penalty challenge, but delays mandate

    The Arkansas Supreme Court today refused to rehear the case denying Death Row inmates information about drugs used by the state in the lethal injection process.
    • Jul 21, 2016
  • Welspun layoffs: Another example of corporate welfare folly

    Layoffs at the Welspun pipe plant in Little Rock are a reminder of the folly of corporate welfare and the inability of Arkansas to separate itself from global economic forces. See the Fayetteville shale. And keep a watchful eye on that Sun Paper pulp mill proposed near Arkadelphia.
    • Jul 21, 2016
  • Hamburg bank manager gets 21 months for theft

    Melinda Gwin, 49, of Hamburg has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to repay $210,875 stolen from the First National Bank of Crossett. She was sentenced in El Dorado federal court, according to a Justice Department news release.
    • Jul 21, 2016
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Rep. Nate Bell blasts adoption story before seeing it; 'rehoming' bill introduced

    Response to our story about rehoming and adoption has been overwhelmingly positive, with one exception. Rep. Nate Bell (R-Mena) has informed me that writing this story makes me the predator and Justin Harris the victim. I'm hellbound, apparently.
    • Mar 4, 2015
  • Homicide victim identified as TC Edwards, local musician

    Little Rock police are still withholding identification of a man found shot to death early Sunday on Howard Street, but multiple reports on social media are tying the death to that of a well-known figure on the local music scene, TC Edwards. The suspect in a criminal case brought over crimes against Edwards will likely be reviewed for potential involvement in his death.
    • Dec 8, 2014
  • The Duggar clan provides big boost, unintentionally, for gay kids

    Still more good news for Lucie's Place, the small Little Rock nonprofit that works to help homeless LGBT youths. It's added a $10,000 grant to $30,000 raised in a symbolic response to the Duggar family's support for discrimination against gay people in Fayetteville.
    • Dec 18, 2014

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2016 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation