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Bequette announces campaign for Senate against Boozman

Jake Bequette doesn’t like what he sees in Washington, D.C., and is challenging incumbent Senator John Boozman for his seat.

LITTLE ROCK — Former Arkansas defensive lineman and Army veteran Jake Bequette doesn’t like what he sees in Washington, D.C., and is challenging incumbent Senator John Boozman for his seat.

The announcement came in an online video and will make an interesting Republican primary next year.

“What’s happening in Washington these days is a disgrace. Democrats have been taken over by radical socialists, and too many Republicans just go along to get along,” Bequette says in the ad as images of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez flash across the screen.

In addition to Boozman, Bequette will be facing Jan Morgan, a Hot Springs gun range owner who unsuccessfully ran against Gov. Asa Hutchinson in the 2014 GOP primary.

Boozman, who also played for the Razorbacks, was first elected to the Senate in 2010, then re-elected in 2016. He has already picked up an endorsement from former President Donald Trump and reportedly has already raised $1.1 million in his re-election bid.

Information from ESPN.com is included in this story.

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