April 28, 2016 Press Releases

U.S. Senate Candidate Eldridge Travels State During April #HearARVoices Road Tour

by Conner for Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK – Former prosecutor and U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge, who is running for the U.S. Senate, traveled across the state of Arkansas Monday and Tuesday, April 25 and 26 as part of his April #HearARVoices tour to listen to Arkansans whose voices he said are being ignored by Washington.

“I spent Monday and Tuesday of this week traveling across the state, listening to the voices of Arkansans, and hearing their stories,” said Eldridge. “Our campaign is about changing the way we govern and engaging with the people of Arkansas. From Dardanelle to Mount Ida, from Hot Springs Village to Prescott, I made stops in seven towns in six counties, shaking hands, listening to the hardworking people of Arkansas, and earning their votes – and that’s how it should be. You should have to earn the votes of the people you want to represent.”

Along the tour, Eldridge stopped at diners and restaurants, gas stations, small businesses, and retailers – all places where Arkansans work all day to make ends meet and who go unheard by leaders in Washington. Eldridge said he wants to listen to Arkansans and give them a strong, new voice when elected to the U.S. Senate.

“Those in Washington are not getting it done for Arkansas,” said Eldridge. “The more time I spend in each of Arkansas’s counties, the more I realize how fed up people are with the lack of representation they have in Washington. Career politicians like my opponent have completely lost touch, and while I’m out traveling the state, eagerly meeting folks and talking about the real issues facing Arkansans, Sen. Boozman is no where to be found. Given that he hasn’t been doing his job representing the state, it’s unsurprising that he won’t face the people. He instead chooses to hide from voters, refusing debates and town halls. I will continue to travel the state and seek input from voters, not hide from them.”