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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Conner Eldridge blasts Sen. Boozman's globetrotting

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 2:28 PM

click to enlarge QUESTION FOR THE SENATOR: Where are you? New website poses question from challenger Conner Eldridge.
  • QUESTION FOR THE SENATOR: Where are you? New website poses question from challenger Conner Eldridge.

Democratic Senate candidate Conner Eldridge today ripped incumbent Republican Sen. John Boozman for heavy travel on taxpayers.

Eldridge said official logs show Boozman has taken 125 trips to 53 foreign countries, a fact that makes it "unsurprising" Boozman is so little known, despite 10 years in the House and one term in the Senate.

"When I found out the number of foreign trips Sen. Boozman has taken since holding office, I found out why 44% of Arkansans don't know who he is — he's never here!" said Eldridge. "With a record of going on over 120 trips abroad to 53 different countries, I can only infer he prefers traveling to foreign countries over doing his job in Arkansas."

The Eldridge Campaign released a website today, which displays a graphic detailing the various countries to which the Senator has traveled. The site also notes that of his trips back to Arkansas, nearly 75% of those trips are to the same five towns: Rogers, Little Rock, Conway, Bentonville, and Fort Smith.

"'Where's John Boozman?' It's a question Arkansans find themselves asking all-too-often," said Eldridge. "A Senator should be engaged and committed to the people of Arkansas, but instead Sen. Boozman is nowhere to be found. This week I'll be burning up the road, traveling intensely around the state and continuing my '#HearARVoices' road tour, which has already taken me to all 75 Arkansas counties. As part of my travels today, I am in England,
Arkansas. I'll take England, Arkansas over England, UK any day."
Boozman, who doesn't return our calls, I'm sure would say that all this travel was valuable to his service to constituents.

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