CAMDEN, AR - Former U.S. Attorney and candidate for the U.S. Senate, Conner Eldridge today continued his red truck road tour through southwest Arkansas that saw him visit a hospital in Hope, meet with community members in Texarkana, tour a factory in Magnolia, and shake hands in Camden.. His visits to each of the towns included stop-ins at restaurants, factories, coffee shops, hospitals, parks and more - all places Eldridge says he can meet hardworking Arkansas folks whose voices go unheard time and again in Washington.
"We've had over a year of great campaigning, and I've gotten to hear from and talk to Arkansans directly about so many issues," said Eldridge. "One of my favorite things to do, especially in these smaller towns, is find where the cars are parked, walk in, and ask people what they think Washington needs to know. These stops today throughout southwest Arkansas really solidified for me what I need to take to the U.S. Senate on behalf of Arkansans. They want someone with a no-nonsense attitude and a much-needed work ethic to make a difference on the issues that matter to Arkansans. For the last five years, we just haven't seen that with John Boozman."
During the road tour, Eldridge met with county sheriffs of Columbia, Miller, and Hempstead Counties, discussing issues pertaining to law enforcement and his record working as a federal prosecutor. Eldridge was the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas for five years where he worked to put away hundreds of criminals including abusers, fraudsters and traffickers. "This is work I'm proud to have accomplished with so many outstanding, admirable people. I certainly enjoy and appreciate the time spent with me by Sheriff Singleton, Sheriff Stovall, and Sheriff Loe today."
Highlighting the distinctions in the race, Eldridge said it's time for a strong, new voice in the U.S. Senate. "Sen. Boozman has just kind of been there in Washington, going along to get along, showing up only to vote party lines, and that is unacceptable, especially when you have so many issues that need to be addressed. I heard about these issues in Hope, Texarkana, Magnolia, and Camden today: healthcare, immigration reform, economic issues like the debt and deficit - these are real issues that Sen. Boozman has had his time to work on, yet has come up devastatingly short. I am running to be a strong, new voice for the people of this state, including the people in southwest Arkansas."