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Arkansas GOP, Dems Learn From Past Elections (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/25/2014 9:57 am

Republicans and Democrats won't agree on much in this year's election in Arkansas. But they both are on the same page when it comes to avoiding the mistakes that have plagued them in past campaigns.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Win Arkansas Governor Primaries

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/21/2014 7:30 am

Solidifying a general election matchup they've effectively been running for nearly a year, Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson clinched their parties' nominations for Arkansas governor in Tuesday's primary.

Curtis Coleman: Allow Lawmakers to Override Court

by Associated Press 5/19/2014 3:08 pm

A candidate running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Arkansas says the Legislature should have veto power over state courts after a judge struck down a same-sex marriage ban.

Mike Ross Raises $491K in Bid for Arkansas Governor

by Associated Press 5/14/2014 7:26 am

Democratic candidate Mike Ross raised more than $491,000 over the past month in his bid for Arkansas governor, surpassing his chief Republican rival as the two prepare for their respective primaries next week, according to reports filed Tuesday.

Asa Hutchinson Raises $240K in Governor's Bid

by Associated Press 5/13/2014 3:42 pm

Republican Asa Hutchinson has raised more than $240,000 during the past month in his campaign for Arkansas governor, again surpassing the amount raised by his rival for the GOP nomination in next week's primary.

Hopefuls for Arkansas Governor Keep Eyes on November

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/11/2014 3:33 pm

Running in one of the most closely watched governor's races in the country, Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson have no qualms about taking potshots at each other on the campaign trail. They're less focused on their rivals in next week's primary.

Speaking at Farm Bureau Forum, Tom Cotton Defends 'No' Vote On Farm Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/22/2014 3:59 pm

Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Clash in Debate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/20/2014 4:46 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson called rival Curtis Coleman's vow to resist some deployments of the Arkansas National Guard "inflammatory rhetoric" as the two squared off in a debate on Saturday.

Mike Ross Bests Asa Hutchinson in Governor's Race Fundraising

by Associated Press 4/15/2014 4:21 pm

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is reporting he bested his two Republican rivals for Arkansas governor in fundraising last month.

Mike Ross Wants To Expand Arkansas Pre-K Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/2/2014 11:24 am

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is proposing to expand Arkansas' prekindergarten program and make it accessible to every 4-year-old in the state, a plan he says will eventually cost an additional $37.4 million a year.

Curtis Coleman Proposes Income, Corporate Tax Cuts

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/26/2014 3:33 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Curtis Coleman proposed massive cuts to Arkansas' corporate and individual income taxes on Wednesday, saying he viewed the reductions a higher priority than school funding.

Ross Files For Governor, Hits Hutchinson on 'Private Option'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/26/2014 5:13 pm

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross on Wednesday made his bid for Arkansas governor official, criticizing his chief Republican rival over ads being aired by an outside group and for not weighing in on the debate over the state's compromise Medicaid expansion.

Arkansas Opens Filing Period for 2014 Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/24/2014 4:33 pm

Vowing to complete a takeover of the state's top offices after recent GOP gains, Republicans running for Arkansas governor and a U.S. Senate seat were among the dozens of candidates who made their bids official as the filing period opened Monday.

Mike Ross Vows to Cut Income Taxes If Elected Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/6/2014 6:56 am

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross unveiled a nearly $575 million proposal Wednesday to gradually cut Arkansas' income taxes, setting up a monthslong debate with his chief Republican rival for the state's top office over their competing tax cut plans.

Mike Ross Raises $550K in Final Months of 2013

by Associated Press 1/15/2014 10:00 am

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross has raised more than $550,000 in the final months of 2013 in his bid for Arkansas' top office.

Asa Hutchinson Raises $445K for Arkansas Gubernatorial Run

by Associated Press 1/10/2014 2:26 pm

Former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson's campaign says he raised more than $445,000 in the last three months of 2013 in his bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

Candidates for Arkansas Governor Talk School Spending With Educators

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 11/13/2013 7:50 am

The four announced candidates for Arkansas governor split along party lines Tuesday on whether the state Supreme Court ruled correctly when it said local school districts shouldn't have to give the state any leftover money after meeting the state's per-pupil spending targets.

Asa Hutchinson Aims to Cut Arkansas Income Tax If Elected Governor

by Associated Press 11/12/2013 5:18 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful and former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson says that if elected Arkansas governor, he would seek to reduce the income tax rate for people earning between $20,400 and $75,000.

Arkansas Governor Candidates to Address Educators

by Associated Press 11/12/2013 7:28 am

The candidates for Arkansas governor are to address educators at a conference in Hot Springs.

Mike Ross Calls for Tax Cut for Arkansas Manufacturers

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/24/2013 4:13 pm

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is calling for the gradual reduction of the tax that Arkansas manufacturers pay for repairing or partly replacing machinery.