Tagged: mike ross

Arkansas GOP Grapples with Health Law Fight (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/18/2013 03:04 pm

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr and state House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman won office both vowing to kill the president's signature health care law. Now the two rivals are clashing over who hates the health overhaul more.

Curtis Coleman: Asa Hutchinson Tax Cut Plan 'Short-Sighted'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/8/2013 12:53 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Curtis Coleman criticizes rival Asa Hutchinson's proposal to phase out Arkansas' income tax over time as "short-sighted."

Bill Halter's Exit Creates Hope for Arkansas Democrats (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/5/2013 07:33 am

The former lieutenant governor's decision to drop out of the governor's race is a boon to Mike Ross, the former congressman who now has a clear path to the Democratic nomination.

Democrat Dianne Curry Drops Out of Lieutenant Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2013 07:26 am

The president of the Little Rock School Board announced Tuesday she was dropping her 2014 bid for lieutenant governor and is considering a run for a central Arkansas congressional seat.

Bill Halter Quits Race for Governor to Avoid 'Divisive Primary'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/29/2013 10:05 am

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter dropped out of the race for Arkansas governor Monday, saying he wanted to avoid a divisive primary with former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross for the Democratic nomination in 2014. Halter, who entered the race in January, told supporters about his decision in an email.

The Benefits and Perils in Running as Ticket (AP Analysis)

by Andrew Demillo, The Associated Press 6/24/2013 07:40 am

The Mike Ross-John Burkhalter ticket is a signal from establishment Democrats that they want a unified front as they try to prevent a full Republican takeover of Arkansas. But it poses just as many risks as rewards for the two as they seek the state's top two constitutional offices.

Bill Halter, Mike Ross Trade Jabs Over Health Care

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/3/2013 04:49 pm

Bill Halter on Friday criticized Democratic rival Mike Ross and the Republican candidates for Arkansas governor for opposing the federal health care law, saying their stances would have prevented the state from providing insurance to thousands of low-income residents.

Mike Ross Shifts On Abortion As Campaign Begins for Arkansas Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/26/2013 04:06 pm

Now that he's running for governor, Mike Ross is portraying himself as a defender of abortion rights and criticizing state legislators who passed an abortion ban nearly identical to one he supported in Washington D.C.

Former US Rep. Mike Ross Joins Arkansas Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/17/2013 10:30 am

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross has formally launched his bid to seek the Democratic nomination for governor next year.

Democrats' Race for Arkansas Governor in '14 Unsettled (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/24/2013 03:04 pm

Bill Halter and Mike Ross are moving closer toward what could be one of the biggest party fights ever for the state's top office.

The Other Shoe to Drop? Dustin McDaniel's Candidacy (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/27/2013 10:53 am

It was a surprising end to a campaign for the Democratic nomination that many believed was McDaniel's to lose.

Mike Ross: Not Reconsidering 2014 Run for Arkansas Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/21/2012 01:03 pm

Congressman Mike Ross says he's not reconsidering his decision to not run for governor in 2014 after Attorney General Dustin McDaniel admitted an inappropriate relationship.

Mike Ross Donates Papers to Ouachita Baptist

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 12/7/2012 04:23 pm

Retiring U.S. Rep. Mike Ross is donating his papers to Arkansas' Ouachita Baptist University.

Arkansas Congressional Delegation Petitions Air Force About 188th

by Lance Turner 11/27/2012 03:08 pm

Arkansas' Congressional delegation petitions U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh III about the Air Force's proposal to eliminate the A-10 mission in Fort Smith.

Southwest Power Pool Wants Better Public Schooling in Arkansas

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 11/27/2012 07:36 am

Southwest Power Pool Inc.'s decision to keep its $62 million headquarters in Arkansas indicates that the state can support major employers with highly educated workforces. But according to Nick Brown, the company's top executive, Arkansas needs to better train its young students for careers in technology.

Arkansas GOP Aims for Statehouse, Congressional Sweep

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2012 08:53 am

Republicans looked to win a historic majority in Arkansas' Legislature and sweep its four congressional seats in Tuesday's election, while Democrats hoped that the popularity of a two-term governor would prevail over the dislike of President Barack Obama as voters cast their ballots.