Teachers join race to unseat Womack

2 announce bids for 3rd District

Posted: October 15, 2013 at 2:19 a.m.

Two candidates have quietly emerged to challenge U.S. Rep. Steve Womack in 2014 for the 3rd District congressional seat — a Tea Party Republican and a stand-up comic. Both are also schoolteachers.

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I will not vote for any incumbent........it is time to take a stand America!

It is time to clean the House, Senate too!

Posted by: MANofFEWwords

October 15, 2013 at 7:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

We NEED term limits and politicians neither far right nor far left. The fringes don't negotiate nor get anything constructive done. My main beef with Womack is his arrogance. He's forgotten that he is not a colonel in the National Guard anymore but a servant of the people.

Posted by: arkietraveler

October 15, 2013 at 7:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Troy GIttings sounds more like a local rep.

What's this about Brewer having an out-of-state "strategist"? Don't like the sounds of that. And he sounds like a Tea Partier to boot....the group that hands us this current mess with partial government shutdowns.

Will look forward to hearing more of what Gittings has to say. Hope you are serious, Gittings.

Posted by: SPA

October 15, 2013 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I am also looking forward to hearing more from Troy Gittings. I'm looking forward to seeing a different sort of vet in office. One who went to war to make the world a better place and has come home to make the world a better place. We are not well represented by a bully who went to war a bully and came home to be a bully in DC. I much prefer a guy like Troy Gittings, who apparently has a sense of humor, to the clown who currently holds that seat.

Posted by: jrlevine

October 15, 2013 at 11:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I have a few of questions for Mr. Brewer, and maybe the newspaper would be kind enough to do their job and find out for all of us.

One, what in the Constitution needs to be restored, specifically?

And second, if attempts at proposing legislation to reduce spending fail, will Mr. Brewer do the fiscally responsible thing and increase revenue to eliminate budget deficits and balance the budget?

Will Mr. Brewer be any part of inappropriate attempts to shut down the government to change legislation when the position he supports has no substantial reasoning to get the legislation changed, and has to use shutting down the government as leverage to affect change?

Posted by: User13

October 15, 2013 at 12:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I applaud Mr. Gittings because I do not like to see a race uncontested. No official should consider himself to be the 'mandated voice' but rather needs to always understand that without due consideration for all those he represents he can and should be replaced. I believe we are at that point now with several 'seats.' Perhaps Mr. Gittings will help us in that regard.

Posted by: Jim_Huffman

October 15, 2013 at 2:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I've always wanted to pick cotton in November.

Posted by: JailBird

October 15, 2013 at 4:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )