It remains to be seen if this is an important strategic alignment or a sign that other political heavyweights aren’t expected to enter the Democratic primary race for 1st District Congress to face incumbent Republican Rep. Rick Crawford.

But Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, who is from Jonesboro, has endorsed state Rep. Clark Hall of Marvell. Gary Latanich, an economics professor at Arkansas State, also has reportedly said he plans to run as a Democrat.