Tagged: mike ross

Arkansans Saw 96k Political Ads Worth $41.1M

by Lee Hogan 11/18/2014 4:02 pm

The dust has settled on the midterms and the GOP takeover that occurred in Arkansas, but more importantly, the political ads have ceased.

Midterm Shows Long-Term Arkansas Shift (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/9/2014 8:50 pm

Angry with a president who will be out of office in a little over two years, voters resoundingly ended Arkansas' tradition as a Democratic holdout in the South and handed Republicans control of the state.

The Election Post Mortem (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 11/7/2014 8:08 am

Tuesday night was one for the record books in Arkansas, from the federal races at the top of the ballot all the way down to local contests. On Tuesday, the GOP took total control of the Arkansas congressional delegation by winning the remaining U.S. Senate seat (Tom Cotton over Mark Pryor) and all four House seats, which according to the Washington Post, was the first time they’d held every congressional seat in 141 years.

Arkansas Poll Gets it Right in Governor, U.S. Senate Race

by Lee Hogan 11/6/2014 11:26 am

Most polls correctly placed Republicans Asa Hutchinson and Tom Cotton ahead of their Democratic foes for governor and U.S. Senate. What most did not do is predict the large margin of victory each would enjoy on Election Day.

Mike Beebe: GOP Capitalized on Obama in Midterm

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 2:32 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe says Republicans in Arkansas and nationally successfully capitalized on the president's unpopularity in the midterm election, and says whether fellow Democrats can rebound depends on how the GOP will govern.

Republican Asa Hutchinson Elected Arkansas Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/4/2014 7:39 pm

Republican Asa Hutchinson has been elected Arkansas governor, defeating Democrat and fellow ex-congressman Mike Ross. The 63-year-old Hutchinson was elected to a four-year term Tuesday in a race national Republicans had identified as their best opportunity to flip a governor's office.

Your #ARPX Election Day Podcast With Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford & Lance Turner

by Lance Turner 11/4/2014 8:39 am

The day is finally here. On this (rainy) Election Day, Arkansas Business political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford join me for a special podcast wrapping up the 2014 midterm elections.

Arkansas Poll Mixed for State Dems, GOP (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/2/2014 2:13 pm

Regardless of how they may feel about Democratic Party candidates, voters seem to be embracing a minimum wage increase that has been a key part of the party's campaign.

Bill Clinton Makes Last-Ditch Case for Dems in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/2/2014 2:04 pm

Former President Bill Clinton is criticizing conservative groups targeting Democratic hopefuls in his home state as he kicks off a tour to prevent a GOP takeover in Tuesday's election in Arkansas.

#ARPX: What to Watch on Election Day (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford and Lance Turner 10/29/2014 4:01 pm

It's the penultimate Arkansas Business #ARPX column of 2014! Before next week’s post-election wrap-up, we’ve once again asked Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford to weigh in on what we’ve seen — and will seen — in these final days of the midterm campaign.

Asa Hutchinson Reports Raising $451K in October

by Associated Press 10/29/2014 8:14 am

Republican Asa Hutchinson has raised more than double the amount brought in by Democratic rival Mike Ross during the past month as the two Arkansas gubernatorial hopefuls head into the final week of the campaign.

Arkansans Have Endured 80k Political Ads Worth $33.1M

by Lee Hogan 10/24/2014 9:46 am

According to extensive research by The Center for Public Integrity, Arkansans have been inundated with $33.1 million worth of television ads this election season.

#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.

Social Media Reactions to Final Gubernatorial Debate

by Lee Hogan 10/20/2014 8:57 pm

The same day early voting began, leading gubernatorial candidates Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson debated one final time.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Get Final Digs in on Tax Cuts

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/20/2014 8:26 pm

Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are dueling over their competing tax cut plans and over who has the best record of working with both parties in their final televised debate in the Arkansas governor's race.

Asa Hutchinson to Energy Group: I'll 'Push Back' Against EPA

by Mark Carter 10/17/2014 4:38 pm

Arkansas gubernatorial candidates Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson addressed the annual conference of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Friday afternoon in downtown Little Rock, and as expected the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon emission regulations were addressed.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Split on Voter ID Law at Debate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2014 9:35 am

Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson split on whether a court was right to strike down Arkansas' voter ID law and accused one another of flip-flopping on key issues as the gubernatorial rivals squared off Thursday for their third televised debate.

Like It Or Not, Money Talks (Robert Coon on Politics)

by Robert Coon 10/15/2014 3:40 pm

TV ad spending in the Arkansas Senate race is approaching $20 million, with the largest portion coming from outside groups on both sides. While outside spending has become a popular target for criticism, following the money can provide political observers with an inside look at where races are heading.

Ross Fundraising Outpaces Hutchinson in September

by Associated Press 10/15/2014 11:33 am

Democrat Mike Ross says he raised more than $540,000 last month in his bid for Arkansas governor, outpacing the fundraising reported by Republican rival Asa Hutchinson.

Mike & Asa, Reloaded (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 10/8/2014 3:03 pm

Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson have been locked in a competitive battle for governor. Personality, particularly the reinvention of Hutchinson, has been an influential factor in the race and may, more than any issue, affect its outcome.