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Bakari Kitwana speaks with Arkansas State Senator Joyce Elliott about her historic run for Congress this midterm election season. The Arkansas Congressional race is one to watch for two reasons.


First, Joyce Elliott is running against the Republican candidate Tim Griffin, a State Attorney who was appointed by the Justice Department during the Bush Administration, an appointment that was central in the 2006 dismissal of U.S. Attorneys controversy. Second, if she wins, Elliott will be the first African American and the first woman elected to Congress from the state of Arkansas. Here she talks about both issues. “Of all the old confederate states,” she says, “Arkansas is the only one that has not elected an African American to Congress. If I’m elected, this will be big for the South and for Arkansas.”

Joyce Elliott is the Democratic Party’s candidate for Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional District. An Arkansas state legislator, she’s served three terms as a State Representative and is currently the majority leader in the State Senate.

Bakari Kitwana is CEO of Rap Sessions, Editor at Large of and author of the forthcoming Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era.

Read more about her at her campaign page


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