Chris Jones' VortexPAC: Ready for 2024
Democrats are jonesing to take on Republicans in every corner of the state including South Arkansas.
Work harder and get ready for next year.
That’s the message Chris Jones, the 2022 Democratic gubernatorial candidate who ran against Arkansas Gov. Sarah Sanders, tells frustrated voters who want to see change.
As the key Democratic leader in a state that once was solid blue, Jones is traveling the state gearing up for hardcore grassroots efforts to beat Republicans in 2024 through his VortexPAC.
Jones spoke to a packed room at the Monticello Chamber of Commerce Thursday night about how rural voters in small communities can make a difference.
He also broke the news that a slate of four Democrats are ready to take on the state’s four GOP Congressional candidates. Those will be announced next week.
Jones told South Arkansas Reckoning:
Jones explained that although he was defeated by Sanders in 2022 that he loves Arkansas and wants its citizens to have a voice and live up to their potential.
More people need to be involved in their local government from school board to Congressional elections. Voters need to really look at candidates currently representing them in Washington and see if their values align with theirs. The answer? Probably not.
But how do ordinary people who feel left behind by politicians in places like Drew County know what to do in the complex world of politics?
That's where VortexPAC comes in.
The PAC has worked to recruit candidates across the state in the last several months to run against GOP incumbents in local, state and federal races. The PAC, along with the Democratic Party of Arkansas, will help train candidates and volunteers on how to get word out to their neighbors about candidates and issues, amplify that message and, ultimately, get enough people to the polls next November to win.
While Democrats have struggled in Arkansas, they shouldn't give up hope. The party once ruled Arkansas and can rise again. It just may take a few election cycles.
Robb Ryerse, executive director of VortexPAC, explained the path to victory and ways to activate a grassroots base.
Why is Jones’ PAC called Vortex? its based on the bumblebee story he often told on the campaign trail last year. He repeated the story in Monticello, too.
Here's an explanation from the PAC's website.