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Abortion Ban Appeal Puts New Focus on Social Issues (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/13/2014 07:28 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's decision to appeal a ruling striking down Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban could inject a new focus on abortion and other social issues into dozens of statewide and legislative races.

Bill Halter's Exit Creates Hope for Arkansas Democrats (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/5/2013 07:33 am

The former lieutenant governor's decision to drop out of the governor's race is a boon to Mike Ross, the former congressman who now has a clear path to the Democratic nomination.

Democrat Dianne Curry Drops Out of Lieutenant Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2013 07:26 am

The president of the Little Rock School Board announced Tuesday she was dropping her 2014 bid for lieutenant governor and is considering a run for a central Arkansas congressional seat.

Bill Halter Quits Race for Governor to Avoid 'Divisive Primary'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/29/2013 10:05 am

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter dropped out of the race for Arkansas governor Monday, saying he wanted to avoid a divisive primary with former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross for the Democratic nomination in 2014. Halter, who entered the race in January, told supporters about his decision in an email.

Bill Halter, Mike Ross Trade Jabs Over Health Care

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/3/2013 04:49 pm

Bill Halter on Friday criticized Democratic rival Mike Ross and the Republican candidates for Arkansas governor for opposing the federal health care law, saying their stances would have prevented the state from providing insurance to thousands of low-income residents.

Former US Rep. Mike Ross Joins Arkansas Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/17/2013 10:30 am

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross has formally launched his bid to seek the Democratic nomination for governor next year.

Democrats' Race for Arkansas Governor in '14 Unsettled (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/24/2013 03:04 pm

Bill Halter and Mike Ross are moving closer toward what could be one of the biggest party fights ever for the state's top office.

Bill Halter Proposes Expanded Arkansas Scholarship Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/18/2013 02:53 pm

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Halter is proposing an expanded scholarship program in Arkansas that would allow students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average to attend the state's public colleges and universities tuition free.

Arkansas Lawmakers Approve Lottery Scholarship Changes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/25/2013 05:54 pm

An overhaul of the Arkansas Lottery-funded college scholarship program was given final approval by lawmakers Monday, creating a system in which award amounts increase each year for students at four-year schools.

Bill Halter Calls On Lawmakers to Advance Health Care in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/4/2013 12:28 pm

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Bill Halter says Arkansas lawmakers have a chance to advance health care in the state as they weigh whether to expand Medicaid's eligibility under the federal health law.

The Other Shoe to Drop? Dustin McDaniel's Candidacy (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/27/2013 10:53 am

It was a surprising end to a campaign for the Democratic nomination that many believed was McDaniel's to lose.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel Leaving Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/25/2013 02:02 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he is dropping out of the 2014 governor's race, having admitted to an "inappropriate" relationship with Hot Springs attorney Andrea Davis. "It would have been a very negative and bitter race that was not focused on issues but rather, I believe, on me," McDaniel says.

Here's Video of the Dustin McDaniel's News Conference on the Andrea Davis Affair

by Lance Turner 1/9/2013 07:45 am

Full video of Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's Tuesday news conference, in which he answered questions about an "inappropriate" relationship with Hot Springs attorney Andrea Davis.

Dustin McDaniel Affair Admission A Setback for Democrats for 2014

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/18/2012 12:40 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, a Democrat and candidate for governor in 2014, admits that he had an inappropriate relationship with Hot Springs attorney Andrea Davis after court documents alleged a sexual affair.

Mike Beebe Offers Grocery Tax Cut With An Asterisk (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/25/2012 11:29 am

Gov. Mike Beebe's pledge to cut Arkansas' sales tax on groceries has always come with a giant asterisk: He'd do it over time if the state could take the financial hit. That asterisk just got a lot bigger and it could stick around after he leaves office in 2015.

Arkansas Candidates Already Preparing for 2014 Races

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/21/2012 01:54 pm

The 2014 campaign for Arkansas' top offices had already begun before voters cast their ballots in this year's election. Now it's about to go into full swing.