Tagged: french hill

Hill, Westerman Prevail in 2nd, 4th Congressional Districts

by Associated Press 11/4/2014 10:19 pm

Republican businessman French Hill has been elected to a U.S. House seat representing the Little Rock area and other parts of central Arkansas, and Republican state Rep. Bruce Westerman has won a U.S. House seat representing south Arkansas.

Hill, Hays Locked in Bitter Fight for House Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/28/2014 11:25 am

The race for a central Arkansas congressional seat has turned increasingly bitter in the final stretch, as a former North Little Rock mayor and a Little Rock banking executive take aim at one another's backgrounds.

Mike Huckabee Touts French Hill in Heated #AR2 Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/28/2014 7:59 am

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee touted the business background of fellow Republican French Hill on Monday, campaigning for the Little Rock banking executive's bid for a central Arkansas congressional seat that Democrats believe they're well positioned to reclaim.

#ARPX: It’s the Final Countdown (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford and Lance Turner 10/22/2014 4:06 pm

With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Arkansas Business political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford assess the recent debates, the latest polls and what to expect in the final days. Online Editor Lance Turner moderates.

Arkansas' 2nd District Candidates Meet at AETN Debate

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/13/2014 2:09 pm

The candidates for Arkansas' 2nd District congressional seat say they have problems with new health care law.

#ARPX TV Ads Reviewed, Part II (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford 10/8/2014 7:50 am

Part 2 in our series looking at Arkansas political ads. Columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford offer their critiques of TV spots in the races for Arkansas lieutenant governor, Arkansas attorney general, 4th District Congress and 2nd District Congress.

Now It Really Begins (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 9/10/2014 2:20 pm

The dismal summer of 2014 doesn't bode well for Democrats. But whether it's enough to push Republicans and others over the line in November is yet to be seen.

Simmons’ Deal for Delta Trust: 3 Years Coming

by George Waldon 9/1/2014 12:00 am

The acquisition of Little Rock’s Delta Trust & Banking Corp. by Simmons First National Corp. of Pine Bluff was announced in March and should be completed by the end of the month. But the merger dance began three years ago.

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.