French Hill Says He'll Run for 2nd District Congressional Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press  on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 4:46 pm  

J. French Hill

Although he wouldn't say whether he would have backed the effort to tie federal spending bills to defunding the health care law - which led to the budget standoff - Reynolds called it a flawed move in hindsight.

"It was obviously a bad strategy, but the intent to get the message across that we've got to reign in our spending is a good message," he said.

Arkansas Democrats have been citing the shutdown as they try to rebound from recent Republican gains in the state. Former North Little Rock Mayor Pat Hays cited it as his primary motivation for running when he announced last week he would seek the Democratic nomination for Griffin's seat.

More: Arkansas Business talked to French Hill in January about the economy, his career and his biggest business mistake.

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