Published On: Tue, Jul 13th, 2021

Former NFL Player Announces Bid for Senate Seat in Arkansas Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Former NFL player Jake Bequette on Monday announced he’s challenging Arkansas Sen. John Boozman in next year’s Republican primary. Bequette, an Army veteran and former Razorbacks player, launched his bid with an online video touting his football and military background. Bequette, 32, played for three games for the New England Patriots in 2012 and five games the following season. “What’s happening in Washington these days is a disgrace. Democrats have been taken over by radical socialists, and too many Republicans just go along to get along,” Bequette says in the ad as images of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez flash across the screen. Boozman, who was first elected to the seat in 2010 and was reelected in 2016, faces a crowded primary next year. Other challengers include Jan Morgan, a Hot Springs gun range owner who unsuccessfully ran …

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