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State Races No Slouch When It Comes to TV Ad Spending

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/24/2014 7:31 am

The political blitz that's been hitting Arkansans' television sets isn't just limited to the nationally watched fight for a U.S. Senate seat, according to a study released Wednesday.

Arkansas Cowers Under Senate Advertising Barrage

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/23/2014 10:19 am

Arkansas has been especially hard hit this year by an ad blitz focused on the state's Senate race and, to a lesser extent, the governor's office.

Jackson Stephens Jr. Files Lawsuit Over Arkansas Minimum Wage Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/23/2014 9:13 am

A lawsuit filed before the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday is seeking to block from the November ballot a proposal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage.

Debate Shows New Fault Lines in Race (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/21/2014 5:38 pm

Usually overshadowed by a nationally watched Senate race that could decide which party controls that chamber, Arkansas' gubernatorial hopefuls showed they have just as many jabs to throw at each other as they met for their first televised debate last week.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Spar over Tax Cuts, Ads in Debate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/19/2014 11:36 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross sparred over their competing tax cut plans and negative ads blanketing Arkansas' airwaves as they squared off in an occasionally testy debate Friday night.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Square Off in Televised Debate

by Associated Press 9/19/2014 8:21 am

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are set to square off in their first televised debate in the race for Arkansas' top office.

Asa Hutchinson Predicts Advertising Onslaught

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 9/18/2014 7:37 am

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that Arkansas residents are about to be treated to something that voters in Iowa and New Hampshire see every four years — a barrage of political advertising.

Asa Hutchinson Raised More Than $420K in August; Mike Ross Took In $370K

by Associated Press 9/16/2014 7:20 am

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson's campaign says he raised more than $420,000 in his bid for Arkansas' top office last month.

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.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson to Square Off in Televised Debate

by Associated Press 9/10/2014 11:18 am

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are squaring off next week in a statewide televised debate.

Asa Hutchinson, Tom Cotton Support Minimum Wage Increase

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 9/5/2014 4:26 pm

A pair of Arkansas Republicans on Friday said they will support a ballot measure that would raise the state's minimum wage.

Health Law Factors into Governor's, Senate Races in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/31/2014 7:41 am

Running in the two hottest races in Arkansas this fall, Mark Pryor and Mike Ross find themselves under attack on the health care reform law and attempting to navigate around it as they struggle to prevent a complete Republican takeover of the state's top offices.

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.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Argue Over State Budget Planning

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 8/22/2014 4:10 pm

Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross on Friday used a forum to draw distinctions between their plans for managing the state budget and their priorities for cutting taxes.

The Debate Over 'Partisan Polling' (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 8/20/2014 3:51 pm

As the number of polls being released continues to rise, so have the number of critics crying foul over the assumed biases of so-called “partisan polling." Can partisan polls be trusted, or are they just tools used to push an agenda?

Next Arkansas Governor Inherits Long-Time Delta Woes (AP Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/17/2014 1:12 pm

The head of the Delta Regional Authority said a mouthful when he told a jobs conference last week that Arkansas' next governor would face a unique set of challenges after taking office in 2015. Unique? Yes. New? No.

Mike Ross Raises $306K, Prepares $1.1M Ad Blitz

by Associated Press 8/15/2014 3:21 pm

Democratic candidate Mike Ross is reporting raising more than $306,000 last month in his bid for Arkansas governor, and has spent more than $1.1 million to air television ads this fall.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Talk Delta Jobs in Pine Bluff

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/13/2014 3:28 pm

Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross each expressed a desire to improve the quality of the Arkansas workforce Wednesday but differed on how to do it.

Mike Ross, Asa Hutchinson Spar Over Tuition for Veterans

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/13/2014 9:53 am

Two candidates for Arkansas governor sparred Tuesday over a plan to provide in-state tuition benefits to veterans returning from service overseas.

Bill Clinton to Headline Arkansas Democrats Event

by Associated Press 8/12/2014 7:48 am

Former President Bill Clinton is headed back to Arkansas to raise money for the state Democratic Party.