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Arkansas 1st Congressional District
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There have been recent Congressional District Information diaries where Kos user comments are talking about "how this person will never be beaten," or "even a scandal wouldn't change anyone's minds."  To be frank, we're not looking for this kind of feedback.  We want real, inside information about the Congressional Districts we cover in our diaries.

We'd like to reach out to any of you Kossacks from Arkansas's 1st Congressional District for information.  Feel free to add your understanding of the communities, issues, etc.  What issues directly affect people in Arkansas's 1st Congressional District?  My colleague Augustin and I are working on the Knowledge Democrats project and I've started working on a wiki page for the 1st Congressional congressional district in order to assist in our long term efforts to promote progressive candidates in that district, whether at the local, state or federal level.  We understand this district may in fact have a bit conservative constituency but we're looking to reach out to any Kossacks, Democrats or progressives in the state anyway.  It helps for long-term planning.

We also plan on contacting Local and State Democratic Parties that cover each of the Congressional districts for more information.  We first want to know what thoughts any of you Kossacks have.

We also know that the current representative of the district is Rick Crawford.  Congressman Crawford certainly doesn't seem to do well with town halls.

U.S. House, Arkansas, District 1 General Election, 2012
Party    Candidate    Vote %    Votes
        Democratic     Scott Ellington                    39.1%    96,601
        Republican    Rick Crawford Incumbent        56.2%      138,800
        Green          Jacob Holloway                         2%         5,015
        Libertarian     Jessica Paxton                    2.6%            6,427

Total Votes:  246,843

Source: Arkansas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Originally posted to Knowledge Democrats on Mon May 20, 2013 at 06:18 PM PDT.


Should Rick Crawford be challenged for re-election?

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  •  Nice to see this post (0+ / 0-)

    Speaking as the guy who shot the video. :)

    Checkout Blue Arkansas:

    by ARDem on Mon May 20, 2013 at 06:28:30 PM PDT

    •  Hehehe. Small world eh? (0+ / 0-)

      What happened at the event?  Did you get booed by others or looked on badly by Rick Crawford's base?

      •  Well, let's see... (0+ / 0-)

        That was back in 2011 when this doofus first got elected.   His guys were out in force and we had just a small band of our local lefty rabble rousers.  I tried to pin him down on why he voted to protect his own pay during the debt ceiling mess but not troop pay-he essentially called me a liar in response.  Then he and my friend Alan, the guy who pins him down with numbers in this got to going back and forth on taxes, Medicare, etc.  The woman that spoke up was the one that got them really riled, they tried to drown her out with applause.  Then someone asked him if we were going to default, he said no, then they asked if he would raise the debt ceiling, he said no, and then we all sat there bewildered as we tried to explain to this man that it was an either/or choice.  Eventually he got mad and stormed out 45 minutes early.  All in all it was a pretty fun day.

        Checkout Blue Arkansas:

        by ARDem on Mon May 20, 2013 at 08:12:46 PM PDT

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  •  most districts don't have issues (1+ / 0-)
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    Probably in 75% of the districts all that matters are if you have a D or R after your name. Issues no longer matter with all the gerrymandering it's almost impossible for most people in congress to lose.

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