JACKSONVILLE, AR - Former U.S. Attorney and candidate for the U.S. Senate Conner Eldridge continued his Red Truck Road Tour through Arkansas today, traveling through Central Arkansas in his 1953 Red Dodge Debate Truck and stopping in at local shops, restaurants, and businesses. Eldridge's red truck tour has taken him to southeast, northeast, and central Arkansas making stops from Camden to Paragould to Searcy and numerous other towns across Arkansas over the course of the week. Today's stops included Searcy and Cabot before finishing his central Arkansas stops with a veterans roundtable in Jacksonville. Eldridge is set to be in Northwest Arkansas tonight campaigning at Bentonville's "First Friday" on the Bentonville Town Square.
"We've been having a lot of fun reaching a lots of folks as we burn up rubber on this red truck road tour," said Eldridge. "The response I’ve received over the last week has been encouraging, and people are clearly anxious to see something different from the current Washington politicians and the dysfunction. Taking the red truck all over Arkansas is one of the simplest yet most meaningful ways I interact with voters. In listening to their stories, their concerns, and their ideas, it's clear to me Sen. Boozman has not gotten the job done for Arkansans over the last 15 years."
Today's stops included a veterans roundtable discussion with local veterans about issues affecting veterans and their families. Eldridge promised to fight for veterans in the U.S. Senate, also noting Sen. Boozman's votes against veterans and their families, including a vote against a $1 billion job corps bill to provide education and job and skill training for returning war veterans.
"We've stopped in at dozens of spots this week, and this one here in Jacksonville has been especially meaningful," said Eldridge. “I am so grateful for the service our veterans have given to our country. Having the opportunity to hear from them about the issues and challenges they are dealing with is very important to me. These are men and women who put their lives on the line for our safety and security, and we need to honor their service and our commitment to them. Sen. Boozman has voted against legislation for returning war veterans and their families - voting against their education, job training and health care; I have a real problem with that. You better believe I will be standing up and speaking out for our veterans every day as a U.S. Senator."