Bill Clinton is drawing on his more than four decades of political experience as he returns home Monday to bolster Democrats who are fighting for survival.
Arkansas, like other southern states, is increasingly dominated by Republicans and the November election could decide whether Democrats can hold onto any major office here.
That's where Clinton comes in.
He's launching his biggest push of the midterm campaign season in Arkansas - a four-city, two-day swing of fundraisers and rallies.
Clinton is especially well positioned to help Democrats here. The Arkansas ballot reads like cards from his 1980's Rolodex.
Gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross was Clinton's driver during his 1982 run for governor.
Incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor, who was 11 when he first met Clinton and whose father, David, was a political mentor to the former president, is one of the Senate's most vulnerable Democrats. He will be at all four Clinton events.
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