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Post by lynk2510 on Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:26 pm

Clinton was elected Governor of Arkansas in 1978, having defeated the Republican candidate Lynn Lowe, a farmer from Texarkana. He became the youngest governor in the country at age 32. He worked on educational reform and Arkansas's roads, with wife Hillary leading a successful committee on urban health care reform. However, his term included an unpopular motor vehicle tax and citizens' anger over the escape of Cuban refugees (from the Mariel boatlift) detained in Fort Chaffee in 1980. Monroe Schwarzlose of Kingsland in Cleveland County, polled 31% of the vote against Clinton in the Democratic gubernatorial primary of 1980. Some suggested Schwarzlose's unexpected voter turnout foreshadowed Clinton's defeat in the general election that year by Republican challenger Frank D. White. As Clinton once joked, he was the youngest ex-governor in the nation's history.[19]
Clinton joined friend Bruce Lindsey's Little Rock law firm of Wright, Lindsey and Jennings,[citation needed] though he spent most of the next two years working on his re-election campaign.[citation needed] Clinton was again elected governor and kept his job for ten years.[citation needed]
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