Congressman Rick Crawford skipping GOP national convention

Congressman Rick Crawford skipping GOP national convention

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Republican Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford says he’ll skip his party’s national convention later this month to focus on trying to build support for the farm bill.

Crawford on Friday said he planned to travel throughout his east Arkansas district to talk with farmers about the record drought conditions they’ve faced this year. Crawford said he’ll skip the party’s national nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., to focus on farming issues.

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