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Then, Wright split again to be deputy press secretary for then-U.S. Rep. Bob Clement's unsuccessful run for U.S. Senator from Tennessee in 2002. He finally got around to completing his bachelor’s in journalism in 2003, graduating summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Wright, 29, hasn’t lived in the same place for much more than a year since he left his home in Martin, Tenn., as an 18-year-old. He reckons he has moved 14 times, with nine interstate relocations on a meandering political road that has taken him across the Southeast from Louisiana to Washington, D.C., and back west to Arkansas.
"By the grace of Mike Beebe, I live in Arkansas," Wright said. "I have found a home."
Even his day job as the governor’s communications director couldn’t keep him from roaming when duty for the Democratic Party cause called. His résumé includes leaves of absence for the South Carolina primary for the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign and to Missouri for the Jay Nixon for Governor Campaign.