Gwen Combs Enters 2nd District Congressional Race, Democratic Primary In The Offing

Dec 5, 2017

Gwen Combs at the Women's March for Arkansas in January 2017.
Credit Combs Campaign.

Democrat Gwendolynn Combs marked her entrance into the 2nd Congressional District race on Monday night with a campaign launch event in downtown Little Rock. Combs’s presence means a Democratic primary between her and Paul Spencer. The winner will face Republican incumbent French Hill who is seeking a third-term in the U.S. House.

KUAR spoke with Spencer earlier this year at the time he announced his intent to run.

Combs says the Trump campaign's effect on her students' well being spurred her foray into politics. She helped organize the Women’s March for Arkansas last January and is a self-described member of the Resistance. She and Democratic rival Paul Spencer align on many issues including opposition to the Republican tax plan. They diverge on campaign contribution rules. Combs says she’s open to taking money from some Political Action Committees, while Spencer has refused to take money from corporations and PACS.