Government & Politics

The Clintons: Democrats' 2014 Super Surrogates

The Clintons: Democrats' 2014 Super Surrogates
Bill and Hillary Clinton at an event at the Old State House in Little Rock in 2011.

Defending their allies, Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.
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#ARPX: It's the Final Countdown (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Arkansas Business political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford assess the recent debates, the latest polls and what to expect in the final days. Online Editor Lance Turner moderates.
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Witt, Westerman Seek Southern Arkansas House Seat

The race for a southern Arkansas congressional seat is pitting a longtime Democratic figure and friend of former President Bill Clinton against a legislator who has been a key leader in Republicans' recent rise in the state.
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