Fort Smith Democrat exploring a 3rd District Congressional run | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fort Smith Democrat exploring a 3rd District Congressional run

Posted By on Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 2:08 PM

click to enlarge ROBBIE WILSON
  • ROBBIE WILSON
Robbie Wilson, described as a progressive Democrat, has established an exploratory committee to raise money  for the $10,000 filing fee to oppose incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack in the Third District.

Wilson, a tax preparer who lives in Fort Smith, has long participated in Democratic politics and has an agenda similar, a spokesman said, to that of Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Wilson will speak Saturday at an event being held by the Arkansas New Progressives from noon to 4 p.m. at MacArthur Park in Little Rock. They'll be organizing get out the vote and canvassing efforts.

A Wilson release cites his positions on women's rights, veterans, "deinstitutionalizing racism and bigotry," and a "practical plan" to improve schools.

He has a website. And also Facebook.

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