At least one GOP official in Arkansas thinks Hillary Clinton would receive a rather chilly welcome as a 2016 presidential candidate in her adoptive home state.
“She’d probably get shot at the state line,” 2nd Congressional District party chairman Johnny Rhoda told U.S. News. When pressed that Clinton would likely still enjoy some level of affection in the state where her husband Bill served as governor for 10-plus years, Rhoda held firm.
“Nobody has any affection for her,” he said. “The majority don’t.”
A May 2014 poll from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling showed Clinton leading former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul among Arkansas voters in potential 2016 match-ups — though she did trail former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee by three percentage points.