Paul Spencer Reacts to Clarke Tucker's Candidacy Announcement

Paul Spencer, Democratic candidate for Arkansas’s Second Congressional District, released the following statement after State Representative Clarke Tucker announced his candidacy for the Democratic Nomination in the Second Congressional District.

Candidate Spencer provided the following statement:

“I want to welcome State Representative Clarke Tucker into this race and reaffirm my belief that a vigorous, policy-focused debate between competing campaigns is always healthy for our democracy. The Democratic Party has always fostered multiple points of view, and we believe Arkansans will be well-served by the strong and differing policy positions we represent.

The people of Arkansas, and Americans across the nation, are seeking solutions that the political establishment and D. C. consultants have failed to offer in recent years.  They are tired of tepid incremental policies that fail to address the systemic underlying problem of the ever-widening inequality that defines American life in the 21st century.

It is no longer acceptable simply to play defense in response to the dystopian legislative agenda of the modern Republican party and Representative French Hill. If Democrats want to win back House Districts like the Second, we must no longer be afraid of making bold, progressive demands on the issues that matter most to average Americans, such as Medicare For All, a $15/ hour minimum wage, paid maternity leave, automatic voter registration, fair tax reform for workers, rural broadband access, debt-free higher education, and comprehensive campaign finance reform that addresses the special interest control of Washington D.C.

I look forward to discussing these and other issues in the primary campaign and to continuing to reach out and visit with the voters in every community of the Second District.”