Bill Clinton: James Lee Witt Would Bring Clout to Washington

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press  on Sunday, Apr. 6, 2014 4:26 pm  

James Lee Witt (Photo by Mike Pirnique)

Clinton last year headlined the kickoff fundraiser for Pryor. He's also sent out a fundraising email for former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, who is running for governor.

Clinton also planned to headline a fundraiser on Sunday for former North Little Rock Mayor Pat Hays, who is running for the 2nd Congressional District in central Arkansas. State Rep. Ann Clemmer, Little Rock banking executive French Hill and retired Army Col. Conrad Reynolds are seeking the GOP nomination for that seat.

Saturday night's fundraiser also featured Norman Mineta, who served as Commerce secretary under Clinton and also was transportation secretary under former President George W. Bush.

Mineta, a former congressman, said Witt transformed FEMA from an agency he said was one "that could screw up a two-car parade."

"He is a person who's able to look at an issue, try to get all the issues on the service and then find a way through to a solution," Mineta said.

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