The 1st District past and future UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

Monday, July 4, 2011

The 1st District past and future UPDATE

Posted By on Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 3:00 PM

A couple of items today related to Arkansas's 1st Congressional District:

* MARION BERRY: The former congressman's wife reports on their CaringBridge page (registration required) that he went home Saturday to Gillett after an extended stay at UAMS following surgery for a brain tumor June 13. She said:

His stamina and strength jump started from the moment he walked in the house. Our plan is to check in with his oncologist in a week to find out the plan of attack to kick this cancer out for good.

* 1ST DISTRICT 2012: Various sources list Steve Rockwell, of Jonesboro and the Northeast Arkansas printing family, as a potential Democratic candidate in 2012. He toyed with the idea in 2010. I'm also beginning to wonder whether Jonesboro prosecutor Scott Elllington's busy round of appearances at political events, such as traditional July 4 parades and picnics, and active Twitter feed are about more than another run for prosecutor. Chad Causey, defeated by Rick Crawford in 2010, is also thinking about another try.

UPDATE: Blue Arkansas has video of Steve Rockwell at the Corning July 4 festivities talking about his interest in a congressional race, along with mentions of others who might get in.

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