Former All-SEC Arkansas Razorback, New England Patriot, and Army veteran Jake Bequette officially announced his campaign for the United States Senate in Arkansas on Fox and Friends this morning.
Bequette says he is a conservative outsider who’s running to fight back against the career politicians who have forgotten about the people they’re supposed to serve.
“Now more than ever we have to stand up and fight for what we believe,” Bequette said in his announcement video. “I’m a God-fearing Christian conservative who is 100 percent pro-life, and pro-police, and I will never apologize for being against illegal immigration. Like you, I’m sick and tired of the media lying, China getting away with murder, and politicians who only stand up for President Trump when they stand to benefit.”
Bequette continued, “I’m a Razorback, a patriot, and a veteran, and I’m running for U.S. Senate because it’s time to win our country back.”
“Arkansas deserves a difference-maker in the U.S. Senate who will stand up for Arkansas families and push the conservative change we need,” Bequette said.
Born and raised in Little Rock, Jake Bequette is a third-generation Razorback football player. During his time at the University of Arkansas, Jake was an All-SEC defensive end and an Academic All-American. He was then drafted by the New England Patriots and was a part of the Super Bowl XLIX championship team. After his NFL career ended, Jake answered the call to serve our country and joined the United States Army. Upon graduating from U.S. Army Ranger School, Jake deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division. Since returning home, Jake has launched The Arkansas Fund, a nonprofit organization that raised over $125,000 to help 37 small businesses affected by the pandemic.
Bequette is the eighth candidate to announce a bid for the seat currently held by U.S. Sen. John Boozman, a Republican.
Other Republicans who have announce their candidacy are Dan Whitfield, Natalie James and Jack Foster.
Jan Morgan, Heath Loftis and Michael Deel announced they will seek the Democratic nomination. Deel recently dropped out of the race.