The centrist Democratic Blue Dog Coalition's political arm got behind a a trio of U.S. House candidates trying to win seats currently held by Republicans on Tuesday, marking its first set of endorsements ahead of this year's midterm elections.
The Blue Dog PAC endorsed former state representative Jennifer Garrison (D) against Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio); attorney Gwen Graham (D) against Rep. Steve Southerland (R-Fla.); and former FEMA director James Lee Witt, who is running for the seat being vacated by Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.).
The fiscally centrist Democratic Blue Dog Coalition is backing a trio of House candidates with its first endorsements of 2014, throwing its support behind Gwen Graham in Florida, Jennifer Garrison in Ohio and James Lee Witt in Arkansas.
The three Democrats are running strong races in GOP-leaning rural territory — the type of districts Blue Dog Democrats tend to represent.
DARDANELLE, Ark. (Feb. 24, 2014) - Saying he is running to be an independent voice who will work on behalf of Arkansans, former Yell County judge and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director James Lee Witt today filed his candidacy for Arkansas’ 4th Congressional District.
“I am running to make a difference for the people of Arkansas, not to make a career for myself,” said James Lee Witt.
“I have travelled throughout the district and look forward to working with people on the issues they consider most important including jobs, jobs training and education.”
With at least $20,000 pledged to the support of the completion of the Henry C. Yerger Museum here Saturday, keynote speaker for the Yerger Museum Association fundraiser James Lee Witt, of Dardenelle, challenged the 200 attendees to “step up, if people are going to honor Henry Yerger, we need to raise our voices.”
Democratic Candidate for 4th Congressional District Democratic Primary James Lee Witt made an early morning stop in Molly's Diner to visit with many of the district's constituents last Thursday morning.