Farmer running for east Arkansas congressional seat

 


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A "semi-retired" rancher and farmer who hasn't sought political office before said Tuesday he's challenging an Arkansas Republican congressman as a Democrat next year.

Mike Nelson said he is seeking the party's nomination to challenge Republican Rep. Rick Crawford in the 1st Congressional District. Crawford has held the seat since 2010 and is seeking re-election next year.

Nelson, 48, criticized the House-backed legislation Crawford supported to repeal and replace major portions of the federal health care law, calling the plan "complete junk." Nelson said he would...



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