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AR Gubernatorial Candidate Files Complaint Against DPA with NAACP

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Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Lynette Bryant has filed a complaint against the Democratic Party of Arkansas and the Saline County Democratic Party for "unfair treatment" against her candidacy.

So far, Bryant has filed the complaints with the NAACP and the Democratic National Committee. In the complaint, Bryant cites the denial of her request to speak at the upcoming Saline County Jefferson Jackson Dinner. 

"Upon further conversation and restating my request to speak, Mr. (George 'Bucky') Ellis [Chairman of the Saline County Democratic Party] told me no, I could not Speak at the Saline County Jefferson Jackson Dinner again," writes Bryant.

Bryant also cites an instance where DPA Chair Vince Insalaco introduced Mike Ross, who is running against Bryant in the primary, as "the next governor of Arkansas" at an event that both candidates were attending. 

Bryant concludes her complaint by asking the NAACP and the DNC to get involved in order to ensure a 'fair race.' 

Update: DPA Executive Director Candace Martin released this statement, 

"The Democratic Party of Arkansas does not endorse in primaries and has not endorsed any candidate in the gubernatorial primary. At the last State Committee meeting, Dr. Bryant was invited to speak along with all other candidates running in the May 20th primary. As recent polling has shown, Democrats are poised for victory in Arkansas and we look forward to working with all of our nominees to continue Governor Beebe's fiscally responsible leadership."