Rick Crawford Likely To Win Arkansas House Seat

Who Runs Gov reports on Rick Crawford: An Army veteran and a broadcaster with deep interest in agricultural issues, Crawford is vying to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Marion Berry (D) in Arkansas‘ 1st Congressional District.

“This is not the change we bargained for,” said Crawford after he announced his 2010 campaign. The people are “fundamentally right of center politically. A shift has been forced on us and we need a change in representation.”Heard, Kenneth, “Radio network owner will challenge Berry in 1st District” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Aug. 28, 2009(1)Heard, Kenneth, “Radio network owner will challenge Berry in 1st District” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Aug. 28, 2009

Facing Berry’s former chief of staff Chad Causey (D), Crawford is in position to become the first Republican to represent this conservative district since Reconstruction. An anti-spending, anti-tax conservative who has called for repealing and replacing President Obama‘s health-care reform bill, Causey has been promised a seat on the House Agriculture Committee by House Republican leadership.

In His Own Words: “Everything I have is in my business, and I’ve worked hard for it. It’s supposed to go to my kids, but the government wants to take a big chunk of it in taxes, and that will trickle down to the employees of business owners. The government has had enough, and they have demonstrated that they do not know how to spend money responsibly. It’s fundamental — if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.”Whiteside, Ray, “Crawford says spending in U.S. is out of controlJonesboro Sun, Aug. 19, 2010 (2

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