Tagged: asa hutchinson

Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford Assess USA Today’s #ARPX Poll

by Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford 9/24/2014 3:41 pm

A USA Today/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday shows tight races for U.S. Senate and governor in Arkansas.

Teacher Pay, Insurance Key Issues for Gubernatorial Candidates at Forum

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 9/24/2014 8:43 am

Arkansas' leading candidates for governor said Tuesday that high standards are necessary in the state's education system, whether they're known as Common Core or as something else.

State Races No Slouch When It Comes to TV Ad Spending

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/24/2014 7:31 am

The political blitz that's been hitting Arkansans' television sets isn't just limited to the nationally watched fight for a U.S. Senate seat, according to a study released Wednesday.

Arkansas Cowers Under Senate Advertising Barrage

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/23/2014 10:19 am

Arkansas has been especially hard hit this year by an ad blitz focused on the state's Senate race and, to a lesser extent, the governor's office.

Debate Shows New Fault Lines in Race (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/21/2014 5:38 pm

Usually overshadowed by a nationally watched Senate race that could decide which party controls that chamber, Arkansas' gubernatorial hopefuls showed they have just as many jabs to throw at each other as they met for their first televised debate last week.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Spar over Tax Cuts, Ads in Debate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/19/2014 11:36 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross sparred over their competing tax cut plans and negative ads blanketing Arkansas' airwaves as they squared off in an occasionally testy debate Friday night.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Square Off in Televised Debate

by Associated Press 9/19/2014 8:21 am

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are set to square off in their first televised debate in the race for Arkansas' top office.

Asa Hutchinson Predicts Advertising Onslaught

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 9/18/2014 7:37 am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that Arkansas residents are about to be treated to something that voters in Iowa and New Hampshire see every four years — a barrage of political advertising.

Asa Hutchinson Raised More Than $420K in August; Mike Ross Took In $370K

by Associated Press 9/16/2014 7:20 am

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson's campaign says he raised more than $420,000 in his bid for Arkansas' top office last month.

Now It Really Begins (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 9/10/2014 2:20 pm

The dismal summer of 2014 doesn't bode well for Democrats. But whether it's enough to push Republicans and others over the line in November is yet to be seen.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson to Square Off in Televised Debate

by Associated Press 9/10/2014 11:18 am

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are squaring off next week in a statewide televised debate.

Asa Hutchinson, Tom Cotton Support Minimum Wage Increase

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 9/5/2014 4:26 pm

A pair of Arkansas Republicans on Friday said they will support a ballot measure that would raise the state's minimum wage.

Health Law Factors into Governor's, Senate Races in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/31/2014 7:41 am

Running in the two hottest races in Arkansas this fall, Mark Pryor and Mike Ross find themselves under attack on the health care reform law and attempting to navigate around it as they struggle to prevent a complete Republican takeover of the state's top offices.

Chris Christie Calls Arkansas A Top Pickup Opportunity for GOP

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/28/2014 8:22 am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called Arkansas the best opportunity in the country for Republicans to pick up a governor's seat as he visited the state Wednesday to campaign for Asa Hutchinson during his gubernatorial bid.

Arkansas Races Attract National Figures (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/24/2014 12:46 pm

The parade of national Republican Party figures through Arkansas touting the GOP's candidates underscores just how much the party is counting on a state that had once been considered a Democratic stronghold.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Argue Over State Budget Planning

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 8/22/2014 4:10 pm

Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross on Friday used a forum to draw distinctions between their plans for managing the state budget and their priorities for cutting taxes.

Mitt Romney, Kevin McCarthy Praise Arkansas GOP Candidates

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/21/2014 9:19 am

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy praised their party's nominees for governor and Congress in Arkansas, as the state GOP enlisted the help of national figures to boost their campaigns.

The Debate Over 'Partisan Polling' (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 8/20/2014 3:51 pm

As the number of polls being released continues to rise, so have the number of critics crying foul over the assumed biases of so-called “partisan polling." Can partisan polls be trusted, or are they just tools used to push an agenda?

Kevin McCarthy, Mitt Romney Campaign in Arkansas

by Associated Press 8/20/2014 11:29 am

U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is calling for the Keystone XL pipeline to move forward as he kicks off a series of campaign visits for congressional hopefuls in Arkansas.

Next Arkansas Governor Inherits Long-Time Delta Woes (AP Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/17/2014 1:12 pm

The head of the Delta Regional Authority said a mouthful when he told a jobs conference last week that Arkansas' next governor would face a unique set of challenges after taking office in 2015. Unique? Yes. New? No.