Possible Democratic Challenger to Rep. Crawford in 1st District

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - There's a potential Democratic challenger in the next election to run against 1st District Rep. Rick Crawford.

Our content partner Max Brantley (Arkansas Blog) reports that Jim Huff, 36, of Wynne, an analyst for St. Jude's hospital in Memphis and former Wynne alderman, "tells me he's exploring a challenge to 1st District Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford."

Health care is at the top of his reasons for running, Brantley writes, adding that Huff, who lost a Wynne alderman re-election race in November by 50 votes, has a political lineage. His grandfather, Jim Shaver, was a House speaker and his great-grandfather, Bex Shaver, was a senator and lieutenant governor.

Democratic candidates have emerged already for both the 2nd and 3rd District seats held by Republicans and more are talking about the 2nd District race, particularly. Democrats fielded only one congressional candidate for Arkansas's four seats in 2016.


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