Tagged: bruce westerman

Mark Darr's Stance Invited Ouster Effort (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/12/2014 7:35 am

Mark Darr's stake in the ground turned out to be the nail in his political coffin. Darr's decision to step down as lieutenant governor came three days after the Republican official vowed he wasn't going anywhere. Rather than rallying support, Darr's bold stand only seemed to invite an ouster attempt.

Mark Darr to Resign; Says He'll Leave Office Feb. 1

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/10/2014 10:40 pm

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr says he will leave office Feb. 1, giving in to pressure from Democrats and fellow Republicans who said his impeachment was inevitable over ethics violations tied to his campaign and office spending.

Unknowns Abound in How to Impeach Mark Darr

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/9/2014 9:20 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr's impeachment over an ethics scandal may be "inevitable" unless he resigns, in the words of a fellow Republican. But before legislators could impeach Darr, they'd have to write the rules for the process, which Arkansas hasn't used in more than 140 years.

Westerman Says Impeachment 'Inevitable,' Darr Sees Political Motives

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/8/2014 9:19 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr shows no signs of relenting in his fight to stay in office, a day after a key member of his party said the Republican's impeachment was "inevitable" over ethics violations tied to his office and campaign spending.

James Lee Witt to Run for Arkansas' 4th District Congressional Seat

by Associated Press 11/5/2013 4:35 pm

Former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director James Lee Witt is preparing to announce whether he'll run for the Democratic nomination for a south Arkansas congressional seat.

Quick Legislative Session Sets Stage for Future Fights (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/20/2013 9:24 am

It took a little more than 33 hours for Arkansas lawmakers to breeze through a marathon special session called to address rising teacher health insurance rates. But the ongoing fights from the session may linger for years.

Arkansas Panel Backs Retaining Property Tax Money

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/18/2013 8:29 am

A proposal to allow Arkansas to retain excess property tax revenue from a handful of school districts won the backing of a Senate committee Thursday, but faced opposition from the top Republican in the House and superintendents from the districts.

Competing Bills Filed Over Arkansas School Money

by Associated Press 10/17/2013 2:10 pm

Competing proposals have been filed in the state Legislature over the state's efforts to reclaim excess property tax revenues from a handful of Arkansas school districts.

Tommy Moll Outraises Bruce Westerman in 4th District Race

by Associated Press 10/16/2013 7:10 am

Hot Springs businessman Tommy Moll has outraised state House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman over the past three months as the two Republicans launched their bids for a south Arkansas congressional seat.

Mark Darr's Rivals Wish Him Well After Bid Dropped

by Associated Press 8/29/2013 11:28 am

Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Darr's former rivals for a south Arkansas congressional seat are wishing him well after Darr dropped his bid amid questions about his campaign finance reports.

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr Drops Out of Race for 4th District

by Associated Press 8/29/2013 8:16 am

Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Darr said Thursday that he's dropping out of the race for a seat in Congress representing south Arkansas amid ethics questions over his campaign finance reports. The decision came less than three weeks after Darr announced he was seeking the 4th District seat, hoping to replace incumbent Tom Cotton. Cotton, a Republican, is challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor next year.

Republican Tommy Moll Enters 4th District Race

by Associated Press 8/19/2013 8:21 am

A Hot Springs businessman has joined the race to replace Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton in Arkansas' 4th District.

Arkansas GOP Grapples with Health Law Fight (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/18/2013 3:04 pm

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr and state House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman won office both vowing to kill the president's signature health care law. Now the two rivals are clashing over who hates the health overhaul more.

Bruce Westerman Announces Run for Arkansas' 4th District Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/13/2013 9:05 am

House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman says he's seeking the Republican nomination for a south Arkansas congressional seat.

Mark Darr Announces Run for Arkansas' 4th District Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/13/2013 7:15 am

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr says he'll run for a south Arkansas congressional seat and takes a swipe at his likely rival for the Republican nomination.

In Dardanelle, Tom Cotton Announces Run for US Senate Seat in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/7/2013 7:32 am

First-term Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton announced Tuesday he's challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, accusing the incumbent of representing President Barack Obama more than Arkansas as they geared up for a costly and heated election fight.

AP Source: Bruce Westerman to Run for Tom Cotton's Congressional Seat

by Associated Press 7/31/2013 11:14 am

A person who has spoken to state House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman says the lawmaker plans to run for the south Arkansas congressional seat held by U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton.

AP Source: Tom Cotton Will Run for Mark Pryor's U.S. Senate Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2013 10:15 am

A person who has spoken with Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton says the freshman Republican congressman will announce next week that he's challenging Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

House GOP Leader Bruce Westerman Calls for Martha Shoffner's Removal

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/21/2013 10:06 am

The top Republican in the Arkansas House is calling on the governor to begin the process to remove state Treasurer Martha Shoffner over federal charges she accepted cash from an investment broker. Bruce Westerman asked Gov. Mike Beebe to convene lawmakers to remove Shoffner.

The Serenity of Acceptance (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/22/2013 12:00 am

I always thought it sheer madness for any Arkansas legislator to even entertain the thought of turning down hundreds of millions of federal dollars and refuse to expand Medicaid to 138 percent of the poverty level. And yes, I’m saying that it is sheer madness for other states to do just that.