Former FEMA director files for Arkansas' 4th district

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt has made his bid official for a south Arkansas congressional seat.

Witt filed paperwork Monday to run for the Democratic nomination for Arkansas' 4th Congressional District. Witt is the only announced Democratic candidate for the seat, which is currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton.

Cotton is running for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

Witt told reporters he believed he could return the seat to the Democratic Party. Witt says former President Bill Clinton, under whom he served as FEMA director, would headline a fundraiser for him in Hot Springs in April.

State House Majority Bruce Westerman and Hot Springs businessman Tommy Moll are seeking the Republican nomination for the seat.

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