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.

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