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story.lead_photo.caption Joyce Elliott celebrates her results on Tuesday night at her watch party at Cajun's Wharf. ( Karen E. Segrave)

Two state lawmakers will vie for the Democratic nomination in central Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional District on June 8 to replace the departing Rep. Vic Snyder.

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Front Section, Pages 1 on 05/19/2010

Print Headline: Elliott scores a 2nd round against Wills

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  • HB4
    May 19, 2010 at 8 a.m.

    This will be more interesting than the Senate race!!

  • johnwmcmaster
    May 19, 2010 at 8:51 a.m.

    Well, it appears that voters haven't learned one dang thing. Lets keep electing the same old tired people to public office.

  • RBBrittain
    May 19, 2010 at 8:53 a.m.

    According to the Wikipedia article "African Americans in the United States Congress" (don't think I can post a link to it), NO African American has EVER represented Arkansas in either house of Congress. Also, all of Arkansas' Reconstruction-era Congressmen & Senators, as listed in the Wikipedia article "United States congressional delegations from Arkansas", appear to be white; most of them (even the Republicans) were in public office here before the Civil War.

    That means Joyce Elliott, if she wins (both runoff and general election), will be the first African American EVER, male or female, to represent Arkansas in Congress. She would also be only the second woman (Blanche Lincoln was the first) elected to Congress from Arkansas in her own right. (Three House members, plus Hattie Caraway in the Senate, were elected to replace their deceased husbands; only Caraway served more than her husband's remaining term.)

  • johnwmcmaster
    May 19, 2010 at 9:22 a.m.

    Boy, it will really be something if Elliott gets in. Obama, now a black woman from Arkansas. Gosh since they believe so much alike all our problems will just go away....

  • john1958
    May 19, 2010 at 12:24 p.m.

    Joyce Elliott for Congress? What are you people even thinking? Have you all forgot about HB1525 that she sponsored? It would have given college scholorships to illegal aliens! THAT WE PAID FOR! Do you think in Washington DC she will help secure our borders? NO!!! Let's not be stupid people!..................I DON'T THINK SO!!!

  • bdmac_cox.net
    May 19, 2010 at 5:43 p.m.

    It is saddening that a black of today thinks they should be elected to public office just because they are black. We have had quite enough of the "black race card" being played. Just look at what huge benefit we have gained from trying to intergrate blacks into modern society; Snoop Doggie Dog and .50 cent spewing trash for kids, Jessie and Al making fortunes as result of their standing out (not up) from (not with) our black communities, and both preach and proclaim slavery injustices. Golly was that not a few hundred years ago. Trillions have been spent trying to intergrate our cultures but it has gained little for anyone except a very few vocal and visible black citizens. Incidentally, there is no such thing as a Black American, you either are an American or you are not. As long as long as blacks chose to be black rather than a citizen then we shall remain divided as a nation.

    By the way, blacks are roughly 13 to 15% of our entire polulation. If BHO is successful in obtaining Amnesty for the 20 million Hispanics illegally in the country, the blacks of America will become a distant third in ethnic percentile. If they think things are tough now, wait until BHO obtains his objectives. Its the only way he could be reelected in 2012.
    BDM

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