Republican congressional candidates Marcus Richmond and Tom Cotton are slated to speak at upcoming Drew County Republican Party meeting, according to a Drew County Republican Party news release.

The second Tuesday of each month members of the Drew County Republicans gather in the hospitality room of the Monticello Holiday Inn to hear conservative speakers from around the state, have lunch, and share news, according to the news release. These meetings began in May of 2011 and are increasingly well attended. The Drew County Republicans have hosted congressional candidate Beth Anne Rankin, state senate candidate Mike Akin, Congresswoman Linda Collins-Smith and Republican Party of Arkansas chairman Doyle Webb, among others.

Marcus Richmond

Marcus Richmond, 4th District Congressional candidate from Harvey, will address the group on Jan. 10.

Richmond, who spent 20 years in the U.S. Marines and has served as a high school football coach and alternative learning teacher, is a small business owner who says he understands the challenges facing Arkansans. He will outline his reasons for wanting to serve in the U.S. congress at this meeting.


Tom Cotton

In February, Tom Cotton, also a 4th District Congressional candidate, will be speaking to the Drew County Republicans about why he wishes to represent Arkansans in Washington. Cotton, a native of Dardanelle, is a graduate of Harvard School of Law, has served in the US Army, and is a businessman who says he is eager to help bring about changes in our country’s government.

“We are looking forward to hearing both of these candidates speak and invite as many as would like to join us at these meetings” said Diana Harton, chairman of the Drew County Republicans.

The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from noon until 1 p.m. The cost of  lunch is $5 per person.”

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