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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton says congressional Democratic hopeful James Lee Witt has the clout to push for Arkansas' economic interests in Washington because of the respect he earned heading the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Clinton on Saturday headlined a fundraiser for Witt, who is running for a south Arkansas congressional district. Witt is a former Yell County judge who directed FEMA when Clinton was president.

Clinton praised Witt's work heading FEMA, saying he would bring the same qualities to Congress.

Witt is the only Democrat running for the 4th District. State Rep. Bruce Westerman and Hot Springs businessman Tommy Moll are seeking the Republican nomination in the May 20 primary.

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