Former U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge Considering Senate Challenge To Boozman

Former U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge

Former U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge, who resigned from his post on Friday, issued a statement today to address speculation on his potential political future.

Eldridge, a Democrat, has been rumored to be considering a challenge to U.S. Senator John Boozman, R-Arkansas, who is up for re-election in 2016.

Conner’s statement, issued Monday afternoon reads:

On Friday, I finished four-and-half years in the United States Attorney’s office. I’m doing what I said I would do – talking to friends and family, and doing a lot of thinking about what comes next for me and my family. 

I do know that I always want to be a part of making a difference for Arkansas. I intend to take some time to figure out how I can best continue to serve the state and that includes looking at running for the United States Senate in 2016. I will make that decision in the weeks ahead.