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11:56 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Arkansas House Majority Leader Westerman Announces Candidacy For U.S. House

Bruce Westerman

Arkansas House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman Tuesday formally announced he is running for the 4th district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Westerman, a Republican from Hot Springs, email this statement:

We face the critical decision in 2014 of what it will be like to live in this country and in our state. We must decide whether people will have more power to shape their own lives, or whether we’re going to lose that power to an unfair, top-down Obama administration where the IRS runs rampant looking in to our lives, where overly burdensome regulations stifle our ability to grow good-paying jobs for our workers, and where a government that refuses to live within its means threatens our future.

It has never been my life ambition to live and work in Washington, DC. My family is here. But if my serving in Congress is necessary to ensure my children, and all of our children, have a brighter future and a federal government that treats us fairly, then that is a sacrifice that I am willing to make.

Monday, Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr also announced his candidacy for the seat being vacated by Congressman Tom Cotton, who is making a run for Senate.