Wednesday, September 14, 2022

In Arkansas, Chris Jones Stirs Excitement for Governor


Okay, the prospects of a Black man becoming governor of Arkansas -- even a Black man who holds a doctorate in urban planning while also pastoring Christian churches -- may not strike you as existing in the realm of possibility, at least it's an uplifting sign that the Democratic Party of the South ain't your granddaddy's political party.

Chris Jones won the Democratic primary for governor in Arkansas back in May, He faces professional liar Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of a former governor and mouthpiece of a former president, running on the Republican side. The only polling I've seen doesn't look encouraging for Jones, but people have been attracted to the introductory video that Frank Eaton, of the D.C. ad firm of Putnam Partners, made for Jones in June and which has gone seriously viral. Frank Eaton, who gained fame in North Carolina more than a decade ago helping the Democrats and guaranteeing that Pat McCrory's tenure would be one term only, continues to turn out stunning work.

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