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Clemmer makes bid for U.S. House seat official

By David Harten

This article was published October 30, 2013 at 2:46 p.m.


Rep. Ann Clemmer announced her candidacy for the second district congressional seat in a Wednesday afternoon news conference.

Rep. Ann Clemmer announced Wednesday afternoon that she would be seeking the Republican nomination for the 2nd Congressional District seat that will be vacated by departing congressman Tim Griffin.

“We have given too much of our power and we have given up far too much of our money in Washington D.C.,” Clemmer said in a news conference at the state Capitol.

Clemmer, who currently represents the 23rd District in the Arkansas House of Representatives, is the third Republican and fourth overall candidate to announce a bid for the seat. Little Rock bank executive French Hill and retired Army Col. Conrad Reynolds, both Republicans, announced their bids for the seat Tuesday, while former North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Hays, a Democrat, announced his bid Oct. 22.

The long-time representative said that her issues with the new federal healthcare laws and the $17 trillion federal debt are among her reasons for running.

On her personal Twitter account, Clemmer announced Tuesday the launch of a “Clemmer of Congress” feed to assist her campaign. She announced a campaign kick-off event for 6 p.m. Thursday.

Read more in Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.


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TeaPublican says... October 30, 2013 at 3:20 p.m.

Ahhhhhh come on man! Women know their place....and it is NOT in the U.S. Congress or the Presidency! Just a fact of life folks....just a fact of life!

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Fdworfe says... October 30, 2013 at 7:50 p.m.

I know I’m skirting credulity here, but what the heck, it’s endlessly satisfying to poke fun at the extreme right-wingy and left-wingy folks because they simply beg to be caricatured. Ever notice how keen the righties are to get to Washington, to get on the federal payroll of a government they so fervently detest and campaign against. But in their favor, they had a pretty good example. Ronald Reagan got to be President of the United States by maligning all bureaucrats, ranting about taxing and spending—in short by running against the federal government. Then he became president, and what did he do? Oh, well, good ole Ronnie. How can we speak evil of a man who never spoke evil of another Republican? And in that vein, we all know that Republicans adore federal legislation and spending just as much as the Democrats as long as the legislation and spending benefits Republicans.

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Populist says... October 30, 2013 at 8:13 p.m.

I don't know much about her, but she is for education. I want to know more.

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