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Witt’s campaign for Arkansas’ 4th Congressional District has already raised over half-a-million dollars
HOT SPRINGS — Former President Bill Clinton returned to his home state on Saturday to stump for his former Federal Emergency Management Agency head's congressional bid, praising James Lee Witt as someone who could go to Washington with bipartisan respect from his work responding to natural disasters.
Clinton headlined a fundraiser for Witt, the only Democrat running for the 4th Congressional District covering southern and western Arkansas. U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, a Republican who currently holds the seat, is challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor this fall.
James Lee Witt, Democratic candidate for the 4th Congressional District, stressed at a fundraiser Saturday night at the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa that the district can improve economically from where it now stands, including the Park Avenue area of Hot Springs.
"The other day when I was in Pine Bluff … Main Street Pine Bluff, bless their hearts, they are working hard and doing everything they can, but it looked like the city of Detroit (with) boarded up buildings and everything," said Witt, who was joined at the fundraiser by former President Bill Clinton.
HOT SPRINGS (KATV)--A familiar face to the nation and especially Arkansans makes a stop in Hot Springs. President Bill Clinton stopped at the Arlington Hotel campaigning for Democrat James Lee Witt.
Witt is running for the 4th District Congressional seat.
HOT SPRINGS - James Lee Witt and former President Bill Clinton reached back to their years together in Arkansas and Washington to point the way for a Democrat to win back a U.S. congressional seat in the state.
Witt, a former county judge in Yell County who is the unopposed Democratic Party nominee for the seat now held by Republican Tom Cotton, served as the state emergency-services director when Clinton was governor and as director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency when Clinton was president.