by Max Brantley
House Speaker Robbie Wills will join 2nd Congressional District Democratic candidate Joyce Elliott at a Conway news conference tomorrow. His support for Elliott, who beat him in the Democratic primary, had previously been announced. Timing is a bitch, though, isn't it? Interest will likely be tepid already, given his previous announcement of support for Elliott. And it comes a day after still more publicity for Wills in Arkansas Autogate, the latest over whether there's any taxable benefit to the car Wills receives as House speaker.
In their first joint appearance since the run-off election, Senator Joyce Elliott and House Speaker Robbie Wills will hold a press conference to publicly announce his endorsement of Senator Joyce Elliott for U.S. Congress.
"On the campaign trail, I talked about taking Arkansas values to Washington. I still believe that is what this election is all about. As a school teacher for 30 years and as a leader in the Arkansas legislature, Senator Elliott has spent her life working and helping the people of Arkansas. We have a mess in Washington and if you want to see it cleaned up you need to send an honest, hardworking leader like Joyce Elliott to Congress. She is the person who will take her Arkansas values to fix Washington. Joyce will get the job done.” said Wills.
“I can assure you that Joyce Elliott will bring her small town work ethic and Arkansas common sense approach to get things turned around up there and get our economy back on solid ground. Joyce has a proven track record of winning major economic victories for Arkansas. I know because Joyce and I worked with Governor Mike Beebe to get the local economy back on track by recruiting companies to Arkansas like LM Glasfiber, Welspun, Mitsubishi and the HP plant right here in Conway. I know Joyce will take the economic lessons she learned working with Governor Beebe to Washington and lead the fight to reignite our economy. I urge everyone in Faulkner County and every person in the 2nd district to learn more about Joyce Elliott.” says Wills.
“I promise the more you learn, the more you will like Joyce Elliott and the more you will see the choice is clear in this race: Arkansas needs Joyce Elliott as their next Congresswoman." says Wills.
“I deeply appreciate Speakers Wills support, and I look forward to working with him during the election.” says Elliott.
Elliott, a teacher for thirty-one years, is dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansas. Her background as a teacher and her dedication as a public servant have motivated her to run for office. Elliott believes that Washington needs common sense leaders who understand the daily struggles of ordinary citizens. Her experiences as a mother, educator, and legislator have shaped her congressional bid. “We are in this election to win it. Do not let polls numbers and naysayers tell you otherwise” says Elliott.
The event is open to the public. For more information please contact Elliot's campaign headquarters at 501-398-4999 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.