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.
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.
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 Republicans should thank President Barack Obama for motivating GOP voters and putting the party on the verge of winning control of the state Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Saturday.
rkansas Republicans said Monday they will no longer financially help three state House candidates whose racially charged writings have come under fire, including one lawmaker who called slavery a "blessing in disguise" and another who labeled Abraham Linc