NEA Political Animals holds first meeting

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - TheNortheast Arkansas Political Animals group held its first meeting today at theJonesboro Chamber of Commerce. Former Congressman Asa Hutchinson was the guestspeaker.

"What a great opportunityfor a political candidate to get their message out," Hutchinson said. "Mysecond reaction is what a great opportunity for a candidate to stumble. And ofcourse, that's the nature of this political animals club."

John Freeman of theChamber said today's turnout shows how the group is meeting the political needin this area.

"I think it shows a needfor this type of opportunity to share on the political front and not be partisan.  Everybody can come together and have opportunitiesto express their own political beliefs," Freeman said.

The group is open to allpolitical animals of all stripes. Their next meeting will be held Oct. 4.

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