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Top Races Take Back Seat in Arkansas Primary

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/20/2014 12:02 pm

Arkansas' campaigns for governor and the U.S. Senate will take a back seat to dozens of congressional, statewide and legislative matchups Tuesday as voters decide the state's various primary races.

Debra Hobbs Leaves Gubernatorial Race To Run for Lt. Gov.

by Associated Press 2/12/2014 4:11 pm

The Republican legislator announced Wednesday the lieutenant governor's office fits her agenda best. She says she wanted to work for government accountability, economic prosperity and post-secondary education.

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.

Mike Ross Raises $1M During Quarter for Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/15/2013 11:15 am

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross has raised more than $1 million over the past three months as he prepares for next year's Arkansas governor's race.

55 County Judges Back Mike Ross for Arkansas Governor

by Associated Press 9/27/2013 11:17 am

Fifty-five of Arkansas' 75 county judges are backing former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross' bid for governor next year.

Debra Hobbs: Add Job Applications to Government Aid

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/20/2013 1:02 pm

A Republican candidate for governor said Tuesday that too many people "have learned how to work the system" and that she would want anyone receiving government assistance to also fill out a job application when applying for aid.

Mike Beebe Backs Mike Ross' Bid for Arkansas Governor

by Associated Press 8/17/2013 10:45 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe endorsed former congressman Mike Ross on Saturday in his bid to succeed him as the state's top elected official, touting the Democrat and former congressman as the best choice.

Curtis Coleman: Asa Hutchinson Tax Cut Plan 'Short-Sighted'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/8/2013 12:53 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Curtis Coleman criticizes rival Asa Hutchinson's proposal to phase out Arkansas' income tax over time as "short-sighted."

Former Democrat Lawmaker Jerry Taylor Backs Asa Hutchinson for Governor

by Associated Press 8/6/2013 10:45 am

A former longtime Democratic lawmaker is backing Republican Asa Hutchinson's bid to become Arkansas governor.

Democrat Dianne Curry Drops Out of Lieutenant Governor's Race

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

State Rep. Debra Hobbs Running for Arkansas Governor

by Associated Press 5/13/2013 11:18 am

Rep. Debra Hobbs says she's seeking the Republican nomination for Arkansas governor next year. The third-term lawmaker from Rogers on Monday said she'll formally launch her bid for the state's top office after June 17.