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Arkansas Races Attract National Figures (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/24/2014 12:46 pm

The parade of national Republican Party figures through Arkansas touting the GOP's candidates underscores just how much the party is counting on a state that had once been considered a Democratic stronghold.

Mitt Romney, Kevin McCarthy Praise Arkansas GOP Candidates

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/21/2014 9:19 am

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy praised their party's nominees for governor and Congress in Arkansas, as the state GOP enlisted the help of national figures to boost their campaigns.

Kevin McCarthy, Mitt Romney Campaign in Arkansas

by Associated Press 8/20/2014 11:29 am

U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is calling for the Keystone XL pipeline to move forward as he kicks off a series of campaign visits for congressional hopefuls in Arkansas.

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.

French Hill, Bruce Westerman Win GOP Congressional Primaries

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/21/2014 7:33 am

Banking executive French Hill clinched an outright victory over two rivals Tuesday in a Republican U.S. House primary, while state Rep. Bruce Westerman claimed the GOP nomination for another Arkansas congressional seat.

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.

French Hill Criticized in GOP Debate Over Donation

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/20/2014 4:44 pm

Republican congressional hopeful French Hill fended off criticism during a debate Saturday as his two rivals highlighted the Little Rock banking executive's donation to a former Democratic state treasurer's campaign and his support of a local sales tax measure.

Simmons First to Buy Delta Trust for $66M

by Mark Friedman and Lance Turner 3/24/2014 3:45 pm

Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff is buying privately held Delta Trust & Banking Corp. of Little Rock, the pair announced Monday. Simmons CEO George Makris says the $66 million deal will allow it to expand its Simmons Trust services.

French Hill Raises $568K for Congressional Bid

by Associated Press 1/16/2014 11:36 am

Little Rock banking executive French Hill's campaign says he raised $568,000 in the final months of 2013 in his bid for a central Arkansas congressional seat.

Ann Clemmer Running for 2nd District US House Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/30/2013 2:18 pm

State Rep. Ann Clemmer says she's seeking the Republican nomination for the central Arkansas congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin. Clemmer is now the third Republican to enter the race for the 2nd Congressional District since Griffin said last week that he wouldn't seek re-election.

French Hill Says He'll Run for 2nd District Congressional Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/29/2013 4:46 pm

Little Rock banking executive French Hill, the founder, chairman and CEO of Delta Trust & Banking Corp. of Little Rock, says he's running for the Republican nomination for the central Arkansas U.S. House seat, which is being vacated by Tim Griffin.

Cast of Delta Bank Deal Includes 5 Past 40 Under 40 Honorees

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2013 12:00 am

Two members of the 40 Under 40 class of 1996 had roles in negotiations that would’ve increased the Stephen LaFrance Sr. family’s stake in the $441.8 million million-asset bank holding company.

Price Stalls Deal on Ownership Change at Delta Trust

by George Waldon 5/6/2013 12:00 am

Official comment remains elusive, but insiders report that negotiations over an ownership shift at Delta Trust Banking Corp. have stalled over the usual issue: The parties couldn’t agree on a price.

Reports: LaFrance Family Taking Stake in Delta Trust

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/1/2013 12:00 am

Reports of a shift in ownership at Delta Trust & Banking Corp. have grown more widespread.

Potential Rewards Big for Big River Steel Mill, But Risks Remain

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 2/10/2013 5:46 pm

The planned $1.1 billion steel mill in Osceola carries the promise of a long-term economic boost for northeast Arkansas, but investors — including the state — face a number of risks.

Notes from Today’s Senate Meeting on Big River Steel

by Lance Turner 2/4/2013 4:46 pm

The Arkansas Senate conducted a “committee of the whole” session today to quiz Gov. Mike Beebe, Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Grant Tennille, and other parties involved in the $1.1 billion Big River Steel deal.