Solidifying a general election matchup they've effectively been running for nearly a year, Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson clinched their parties' nominations for Arkansas governor in Tuesday's primary.
Democratic candidate Mike Ross raised more than $491,000 over the past month in his bid for Arkansas governor, surpassing his chief Republican rival as the two prepare for their respective primaries next week, according to reports filed Tuesday.
Republican Asa Hutchinson has raised more than $240,000 during the past month in his campaign for Arkansas governor, again surpassing the amount raised by his rival for the GOP nomination in next week's primary.
Running in one of the most closely watched governor's races in the country, Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson have no qualms about taking potshots at each other on the campaign trail. They're less focused on their rivals in next week's primary.
Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.
Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson called rival Curtis Coleman's vow to resist some deployments of the Arkansas National Guard "inflammatory rhetoric" as the two squared off in a debate on Saturday.
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is proposing to expand Arkansas' prekindergarten program and make it accessible to every 4-year-old in the state, a plan he says will eventually cost an additional $37.4 million a year.