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Crawford, Ellington to speak to Delta group

The two candidates for an east Arkansas congressional seat are among the speakers expected during a two-day conference of Delta leaders.

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) — The two candidates for an east Arkansas congressional seat are among the speakers expected during a two-day conference of Delta leaders.

The leaders plan to meet starting Tuesday at the Mid-South Community College's Marion Berry Renewable Energy Center in West Memphis for the conference organized by the Mississippi Delta Grassroots Caucus.

Retiring Democratic Congressman Mike Ross plans to speak to the group on Tuesday. Republican Rep. Rick Crawford and Democratic challenger Scott Ellington — who face each other in the general election — are to appear before the group separately on Wednesday.

Other speakers expected at the conference Wednesday include U.S. Sen. John Boozman, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, Congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee and Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton.

Gov. Mike Beebe is expected to speak to the group by video.

 

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