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Hill, Hays Locked in Bitter Fight for House Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/28/2014 11:25 am

The race for a central Arkansas congressional seat has turned increasingly bitter in the final stretch, as a former North Little Rock mayor and a Little Rock banking executive take aim at one another's backgrounds.

Mike Huckabee Touts French Hill in Heated #AR2 Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/28/2014 7:59 am

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee touted the business background of fellow Republican French Hill on Monday, campaigning for the Little Rock banking executive's bid for a central Arkansas congressional seat that Democrats believe they're well positioned to reclaim.

#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.

#ARPX TV Ads Reviewed, Part II (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford 10/8/2014 7:50 am

Part 2 in our series looking at Arkansas political ads. Columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford offer their critiques of TV spots in the races for Arkansas lieutenant governor, Arkansas attorney general, 4th District Congress and 2nd District Congress.

In Conway, Bill Clinton Asks Arkansas Voters to Avoid Protest Vote

by Associated Press 10/6/2014 2:06 pm

Former President Bill Clinton is urging Arkansas voters to not use the midterm election as a protest vote against the White House as he kicks off a series of rallies to help Democrats in his home state.

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.

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.

Kevin McCarthy, Mitt Romney Campaign in Arkansas

by Associated Press 8/20/2014 11:29 am

U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is calling for the Keystone XL pipeline to move forward as he kicks off a series of campaign visits for congressional hopefuls in Arkansas.

Mark Pryor: Not Ready to Call for Eric Shinseki Resignation

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/29/2014 3:25 pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor said Thursday he's outraged over treatment delays within the Veterans Affairs health care system, but said he's not ready yet to call for the VA secretary's resignation over the problems.

Arkansas GOP, Dems Learn From Past Elections (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/25/2014 9:57 am

Republicans and Democrats won't agree on much in this year's election in Arkansas. But they both are on the same page when it comes to avoiding the mistakes that have plagued them in past campaigns.

French Hill, Bruce Westerman Win GOP Congressional Primaries

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/21/2014 7:33 am

Banking executive French Hill clinched an outright victory over two rivals Tuesday in a Republican U.S. House primary, while state Rep. Bruce Westerman claimed the GOP nomination for another Arkansas congressional seat.

Top Races Take Back Seat in Arkansas Primary

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/20/2014 12:02 pm

Arkansas' campaigns for governor and the U.S. Senate will take a back seat to dozens of congressional, statewide and legislative matchups Tuesday as voters decide the state's various primary races.

French Hill Criticized in GOP Debate Over Donation

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/20/2014 4:44 pm

Republican congressional hopeful French Hill fended off criticism during a debate Saturday as his two rivals highlighted the Little Rock banking executive's donation to a former Democratic state treasurer's campaign and his support of a local sales tax measure.

Arkansas Opens Filing Period for 2014 Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/24/2014 4:33 pm

Vowing to complete a takeover of the state's top offices after recent GOP gains, Republicans running for Arkansas governor and a U.S. Senate seat were among the dozens of candidates who made their bids official as the filing period opened Monday.

French Hill Raises $568K for Congressional Bid

by Associated Press 1/16/2014 11:36 am

Little Rock banking executive French Hill's campaign says he raised $568,000 in the final months of 2013 in his bid for a central Arkansas congressional seat.

Ann Clemmer Running for 2nd District US House Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/30/2013 2:18 pm

State Rep. Ann Clemmer says she's seeking the Republican nomination for the central Arkansas congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin. Clemmer is now the third Republican to enter the race for the 2nd Congressional District since Griffin said last week that he wouldn't seek re-election.

Arkansas Democrats Look for Boost from Shutdown

by Associated Press 10/25/2013 1:10 pm

Arkansas Democrats have suffered politically in recent years after Republicans tied the party to President Barack Obama in federal, state and even local legislative races.

Pat Hays Announces Run for 2nd District Seat

by Associated Press 10/22/2013 3:10 pm

Pat Hays announced on Tuesday that he will run for the 2nd Congressional District next year. Hays is the first to launch a formal bid since Republican Tim Griffin said Monday he will not seek a third term.

North Little Rock: Actually, It Is Easy Being Green (Green Initiatives (Over 20K) | Winner)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2011 12:00 am

The choice of North Little Rock as a 2011 City of Distinction in the category of green and energy conservation initiatives was an easy one. City government not only goes green itself, but encourages residents to go green. In fact, it makes it easy for them to do so.