Race to unseat Rep. Hill heats up with another Democratic challenger

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Another Democratic candidate has thrown their hat in the ring to challenge Republican incumbent French Hill for the Second Congressional District seat.

On Monday, Gwendolynn Combs announced she filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for the seat as a Democrat. She is the second Democrat to launch a campaign after Paul Spencer announced his intentions to challenge Hill in June.

Combs, an educator and activist, organized the Women's March for Arkansas in January to join a nationwide effort to "engage Americans in the fight to preserve human rights and dignity for all." She was also among the group that drove from Little Rock to Springdale to attend Senator Tom Cotton's town hall in February.

Combs is a gifted and talented specialist at Stephens Elementary in Little Rock and also the organizer of a women's march at the state Capitol that coincided with others nationwide.

Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill is seeking a third term next year after first being elected to the seat in 2014.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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