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Clarke Tucker wins Democratic slot in Arkansas' District 2 congressional race

By Hunter Field

This article was originally published May 23, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Updated May 23, 2018 at 10:42 a.m.

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Clarke Tucker celebrates with his children Ellis (left) and Mari Frances after making his victory speech Tuesday night at Cotham’s in the City in Little Rock.

State Rep. Clarke Tucker on Tuesday won the Democratic nomination for the 2nd Congressional District, avoiding a runoff in the crowded race.

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RBear says... May 23, 2018 at 6:28 a.m.

Great win for Clarke Tucker last night. He proved that his candidacy for the 2nd was in line with the majority of the voters of the district. Now, the real contest begins as Tucker will run against the "record" of French Hill who will attempt to cast Tucker as a CA-12 clone. Of course, that's all he seems to have in his attack against Tucker who proved more effective in the AR Senate than Hill has been in Congress. Tucker works with others to sponsor and PASS legislation. Hill just rides the party wave and claims it as "his record."
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Hill can't even get original with his statement about Tucker. "I look forward to contrasting my record of lower taxes and a stronger economy against my Democrat opponent's record of support for higher taxes and bigger government." Wait a second. With regards to big government, didn't Republicans pass a budget that puts us even deeper into debt in an economy that continues to expand from the Obama years?
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This is when we should be paying down the debt, not increasing it. That's what smart households do. That's what Clinton did. But apparently, Republicans prefer to pile more debt on the American taxpayer AFTER spending 8 years criticzing Obama for that. Hill's part in that was to rubber stamp what Ryan and others told him to do. The best Hill can do is send a few flags home with constituents or get them gallery passes to the House.
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We need action from the 2nd that works for ALL Arkansans. Tucker showed he can work for Arkansans in the AR Senate and now it's time for that kind of action to manifest itself in DC.

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hah406 says... May 23, 2018 at 7:04 a.m.

Hill is a Paul Ryan disciple. His record includes increasing the national debt, voting to throw millions of people off their health insurance, cutting social security and Medicare, and continuing to feed more and more money to the military industrial complex. Everything he does is geared toward big business and the 1%, of which very few live in Arkansas. Yelling Pelosi, Obama, Clinton over and over isn't running on your record either. It is being a coward with a dog whistle.

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mozarky2 says... May 23, 2018 at 7:31 a.m.

Well, one needn't invoke Nanzi Pelosi, it's true. But it is hilarious to hear the reaction from the "progs'" when you do. Some of the lesser- informed "progs" actually claim that, in spite of her still being the House Minority Leader that she no longer holds any significance. She will remain the House Minority Leader after the mid-terms, also.
Hill wins the general by double digits.

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RBBrittain says... May 23, 2018 at 8:14 a.m.

I wanted Gwen Combs to win, but I honestly believed any of them could give French Hill a run for his money. Clarke Tucker won handily and uniformly across the 2nd District. Congratulations, and good luck in November.

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LRAttorneyCrime says... May 23, 2018 at 8:17 a.m.

Hah...You just don't get it. The majority of the country (that voted) wanted "...voting to throw millions of people off their health insurance, cutting social security and Medicare, and continuing to feed more and more money to the military industrial complex." That is why we put the people up there. We do not want to continue to support through free money. We are willing to create jobs and offer them fair wages, but to just GIVE them this, NO! We have said "stop giving stuff away, make people work for what they get!"

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RBBrittain says... May 23, 2018 at 8:19 a.m.

RBear, is CA-12 Nancy Pelosi's district? If so, that's the ONLY place she's on the ballot. If you think a vote for a Democrat in Congress is a vote for Pelosi, then a vote for a Republican is a vote for Donald Trump -- and I'd rather have Pelosi leading the country than Trump.

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mozarky2 says... May 23, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.

RBB, and that's why President Trump is leading the country, and not Nanzi Pelosi. If you want Nanzi to run the country, run her against President Trump in 2020. Please. Or Hillary. We don't care.
It is fun to hear you "progs" squeal like pigs when we Normals mention Nanzi. When you're catching flak, you know you're over the target. We're going to hang her around the dims' necks like an albacore (obscure Archie Bunker reference).

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RBBrittain says... May 23, 2018 at 8:31 a.m.

@LRAttorneyCrime: You think they can AFFORD to live on whatever jobs you wanna throw them? Most of the folks getting assistance either can't work at all (especially those on Social Security & Medicare) or can't make enough at the jobs they can & do work at (yes, most SNAP recipients DO work) to make ends meet. The high-paying jobs going unfilled out there require more skills (college or more likely vocational training) than most folks on assistance have. You're drinking the Trump Kool-Aid alright, but don't worry: I may be on what you call assistance (SS disability, state retirement disability, Medicare), but I'm going to law school and gunning for YOUR job!

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RBear says... May 23, 2018 at 8:32 a.m.

LRCrook feeding the military is like throwing money away based on our foreign policy. We spend more attacking a few insurgents than it takes to feed thousands. In most cases, we don’t seem to have a strategy for military occupation or an exit strategy. We kill more people at home through hunger and illness than we do abroad through military incursion.

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RBBrittain says... May 23, 2018 at 8:36 a.m.

Mozarky, the shoe is on the other foot: You're squealing because I mentioned Trump. (And Trump didn't win fair and square; he "won" by gaming the Electoral College. Americans actually voted for Hillary.) Not only are we gonna hang Trump around your necks, but you'll be helping us with all your "the Dems are gonna impeach Trump" talk. As you wish!

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