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2nd district candidate?


Retired Circuit Judge Marion Humphrey, 61, said he's "taking a look" at running as a Democrat for Congress from the 2nd District in 2012. "It's time for a progressive to step forward," said Humphrey, who talked at length of the negative impact of "reactionary" Republicans in Washington such as U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin.

Humphrey said the shape of the potential field more than the outcome of redistricting would influence his decision. He said, however, that since he once lived in Pine Bluff that the addition of Jefferson County would be a plus. Humphrey, a Presbyterian pastor, already has one potential hot button issue to deal with. He supported parole for Maurice Clemmons, who years later killed four Washington police officers.

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