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President Clinton stops in Hot Springs, campaigning for James Lee Witt

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HOT SPRINGS (KATV)--A familiar face to the nation and especially Arkansans makes a stop in Hot Springs. President Bill Clinton stopped at the Arlington Hotel campaigning for Democrat James Lee Witt.

Witt is running for the 4th District Congressional seat.

Witt grew up in Dardanelle, Arkansas in the 4th District, and he spoke of his childhood.
Witt said, he knows what the 4th District needs.

Honest, integrity and responsibility, three traits former FEMA Director James Lee Witt said his parents taught him.

"I'm running because I believe those responsibilities should be engrained in each one of us and I think one voice, one person can make a difference in someone's life, someone's community and our country," said Witt.

President Clinton, former Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta and Witt spoke to supporters regarding the greatest challenges the 4th District faces.

"If you drive through Pine Bluff, Arkansas, down Main Street, you drive through Fordyce, you drive through some of these communities, you can see and understand why we need jobs and economic development jobs training and education it's very important," added Witt.

Witt also thanked President Clinton for making a difference in his life and many people's lives throughout the nation.  Shortly after, the headliner spoke.

 "Never left the farm he grew up on, instead he bought it, still works it, still goes to church at the place he was baptized in, he has deep roots in this district," said President Clinton.

After telling supports why Witt should hold the next 4th District Congressional seat, President Clinton addressed balancing the nation's budget.

 "You've got to control spending, if you decide to spend the money you've got to raise it, got to have enough revenues to cover what you decide to spend, and you have to have some economic growth to drive the debt down," added President Clinton.

President Clinton is expected to attend Democrat Patrick Hays' fundraiser in North Little Rock on Sunday.  Hays is running for the U.S. Representative 2nd Congressional District seat.