NBC News reports:
The race to replace Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who cannot run again because of term limits, is gaining another candidate — a nuclear engineer who says he’s running as a Democrat to offer voters another alternative to the Trump brand of politics.
Chris Jones, the former head of the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a nonprofit organization based in North Little Rock, announced his candidacy Tuesday.
Meanwhile, two Republicans have also declared: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who is the daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee and who served as press secretary under then-President Donald Trump, and state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.
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Arkansas has never had a black or female governor.
Chris Jones, a nuclear engineer and political newcomer, enters Arkansas governor’s race. https://t.co/LYCB5NyTfC
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