Tagged: election

Recounts Confirm Vote; GOP Controls Arkansas House

by Lance Turner 11/15/2012 11:43 am

Recounts in four counties have verified a Republican victory in a legislative race in northeastern Arkansas, confirming the GOP's control of the state legislature for the first time since Reconstruction.

Arkansas House Flip: GOP Holds for 1st Time Since 1874

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/8/2012 02:39 pm

Republicans will control the Arkansas House next year after taking a majority of seats for the first time since Reconstruction.

Arkansas Senate Flips to GOP; First Time Since Reconstruction

by Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press 11/7/2012 11:44 am

Arkansas Republicans seized control of the state Senate for the first time since Reconstruction in Tuesday's election, while also preventing Democrats from taking a majority of seats in the state House.

Obama Dislike Fuels GOP Takeover in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/7/2012 07:29 am

President Barack Obama's unpopularity and the involvement of outside conservative groups helped Republicans in Arkansas achieve a prize that had eluded them for 138 years when they swept the state's U.S. House seats and wrested control of the state Senate in Tuesday's election.

Arkansas Democrats Lose Majority in State House

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/7/2012 05:47 am

Arkansas Democrats will not have a majority of seats in the state House next January, for the first time since Reconstruction. Republicans hold a 50-48-1 edge over Democrats and the Green Party in the state House.

Video: John Boozman, Mark Pryor Share Election Day Memories

by Lance Turner 11/6/2012 11:01 am

Arkansas Business sits down with the state's two U.S. Senators, Republican John Boozman and Democrat Mark Pryor, to hear about their election day memories.

Arkansas GOP Aims for Statehouse, Congressional Sweep

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2012 08:53 am

Republicans looked to win a historic majority in Arkansas' Legislature and sweep its four congressional seats in Tuesday's election, while Democrats hoped that the popularity of a two-term governor would prevail over the dislike of President Barack Obama as voters cast their ballots.

Tom Cotton, Gene Jeffress Seek US House Seat in South Arkansas

by Jeannie Nuss 11/6/2012 08:24 am

Arkansas Republicans hoped to flip another of the state's congressional seats as a political newcomer faced a veteran legislator in a U.S. House race in southern Arkansas.

Scott Ellington Challenges Rick Crawford for Arkansas US House

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2012 08:22 am

Incumbent Rep. Rick Crawford was confident entering Tuesday's general election as he sought to keep his U.S. House seat despite Congress' inability to pass a farm bill.

GOP Writings Might Cost Arkansas Party Shot at Majority

by Jeannie Nuss 11/6/2012 08:20 am

Arkansas Republicans entered Tuesday's general election hoping to lay claim to at least one chamber of the Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction, but the balance in the House hinged partly on whether the party would suffer for racially tinged writings from three candidates.

Arkansas Candidates Make Final Pitch Before Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/5/2012 04:58 pm

Candidates fanned across Arkansas on Monday making their final pitches to voters before an election that could hand Republicans a majority in the state Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction.

Election Day: Events Scheduled for The Day After

by Lance Turner 11/5/2012 02:04 pm

Wednesday will be a day of victory, defeat and spin -- assuming we know the election results.

Arkansas Republicans Seek Majority in Legislature

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 11/4/2012 05:45 pm

Arkansas Republicans hope to carve out a majority in the Legislature for the first time in more than a century, even though the racially charged writings of three GOP candidates have surfaced and threatened to hurt their momentum.

Arkansas' Independent Streak On the Line (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/4/2012 08:20 am

Tuesdays' election won't just be a test of whether Republicans can win control of the state Legislature and sweep Arkansas' congressional seats. It could also signal the end of the state's long-heralded independent streak.

Arkansas Election A Test of GOP Momentum in State

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/4/2012 08:15 am

With control of the Legislature and a GOP sweep of the state's four congressional seats potentially within reach, Republicans in Arkansas are heading into Tuesday's election ready to test whether the party's momentum in recent years will break what had been a reliable Democratic stronghold in the South.

Mike Beebe: Outside Groups Have Misled Voters About Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/3/2012 04:23 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Saturday accused outside conservative groups of misleading voters on Arkansas' record on education, jobs and taxes, as he and fellow Democrats made a final push to prevent a Republican takeover of the state Legislature.

Outside Groups Spend Big on Arkansas Statehouse Races

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/31/2012 02:26 pm

The involvement of outside groups in the fight for Arkansas' Legislature, where Republicans are trying to win control for the first time since Reconstruction, is taking center stage during the final campaign days in a state where the presidential contest and congressional campaigns are mostly sidelined.