In case you missed it, State Sen. Gene Jeffress (D-Louann) announced today that he will seek the Democratic nomination to succeed Congressman Mike Ross in south Arkansas. If you did miss it, you are not alone – even the press missed this one. Why? It seems Sen. Jeffress did not send out a press release. We found out about it from his brother (and fellow per diem collector) state Sen. Jimmy Jeffress’ Facebook page.
"My brother, Senator Gene Jeffress, made an official announcement this morning of his candidacy for U. S. Congress in Arkansas’ 4th District. He is seeking the post being vacated by Rep. Mike Ross. The 4th District encompasses almost half of the geography of the state of Arkansas," posted Jimmy.
Anyway, it looks like the Jeffress campaign is off to a slow start. How slow? He tells the Associated Press last week that his campaign so far "hasn’t raised a penny." By contrast, his potential Republican opponents combined have raised over a half million dollars.