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Chris Jones' viral campaign ad shows how extraordinary Black politicians have to be

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Chris Jones' Arkansas governor campaign announcement went viral. He'll potentially campaign against Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump's former press secretary.

Consider that just five years after earning dual master's degrees in nuclear engineering and technology and policy from MIT, he was named the school’s assistant dean for graduate students. He got his doctorate from MIT while managing a multimillion-dollar budget as executive director of Boston’s Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative. He was leading a nonprofit, the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, which as the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette put it in a profile of Jones “promotes and encourages innovative ideas among, and creates opportunities for entrepreneurs, students and other makers” in the state until he resigned to run for governor.

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