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.

After 3 Recounts, GOP Has Edge for Arkansas House Seat

by Associated Press 11/13/2012 4:41 pm

The battle for control of the Arkansas House has come down to a recount in Independence County.

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

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/8/2012 2:39 pm

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

L.J. Bryant Seeks Recount in Pivotal Arkansas House Race

by Associated Press 11/8/2012 12:54 pm

Republican control of the Arkansas House was still in the balance with one race still undecided Thursday, but another race is headed for a recount.

Technical Problem Snags Vote Count in Benton County

by Associated Press 11/7/2012 11:48 am

Technical problems are delaying the vote count in Benton County from Tuesday's general election — including results of a race that could determine whether Republicans gain a majority in the state House of Representatives.

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 7:29 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 5:47 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 8:53 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 8:24 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 8:22 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 8:20 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 4:58 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 2:04 pm

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

Bill Clinton Endorses Herb Rule for Congress

by Associated Press 11/5/2012 9:42 am

Former president Bill Clinton is endorsing Democrat Herb Rule in his race for the 2nd District congressional seat.

Early Voting Continues Monday in Arkansas

by Associated Press 11/5/2012 8:17 am

Secretary of State Mark Martin says more than 371,000 voters had cast ballots as of late Friday. The state has about 1.6 million registered voters.

Hour by Hour: What to Watch on Election Night

by Associated Press 11/5/2012 7:24 am

Stock up on munchies and make sure the batteries in your TV remote are fresh. With this year's presidential election razor-close to the finish, Tuesday could be a long night. Here's your guide to Election Night viewing.

Voter Guide: Candidates And Issues on the Arkansas Ballot

by Associated Press 11/5/2012 7:15 am

Your guide to Election Day in Arkansas. Here's when the polls open, how to find your precinct and what's on the ballot.

Arkansas Republicans Seek Majority in Legislature

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 11/4/2012 5:45 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.