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Arkansas House Delegation Splits on Cliff Vote

by Associated Press 1/2/2013 10:00 am

Both of Arkansas' U.S. senators voted in favor of legislation to avert sharp increases in federal taxes and steep cuts in government spending but the state's House delegation was split. But the Arkansas House delegation split.

Tim Griffin Selected to House Ways and Means, Says He Won't Run for Governor

by Mark Carter 11/30/2012 10:25 am

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., has been selected to serve on the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee and says the appointment means he won't run for governor or challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in 2014.

Steve Womack Joins Call for Online Sales Tax

by Associated Press 11/30/2012 7:57 am

Republican Arkansas Congressman Rep. Steve Womack is to join in the call for passage of a law allowing states to levy sales taxes on online and catalog purchases.

Arkansas Congressional Delegation Petitions Air Force About 188th

by Lance Turner 11/27/2012 3:08 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.

Arkansas Candidates Already Preparing for 2014 Races

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/21/2012 1:54 pm

The 2014 campaign for Arkansas' top offices had already begun before voters cast their ballots in this year's election. Now it's about to go into full swing.

Mark Pryor, John Boozman Decry EPA Ethanol Ruling

by Associated Press 11/16/2012 5:19 pm

Arkansas Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman are critical of the federal government's denial of a waiver on ethanol production.

Notes on Election Night in Arkansas (Analysis)

by Lance Turner 11/7/2012 10:13 am

Arkansans on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, filled each of its U.S. House seats with Republicans and gave the GOP its first majority in the state Legislature since Reconstruction.

Obama Dislike Fuels GOP Takeover in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/7/2012 7:29 am

President Barack Obama's unpopularity and the involvement of outside conservative groups helped Republicans in Arkansas achieve a prize that had eluded them for 138 years when they swept the state's U.S. House seats and wrested control of the state Senate in Tuesday's election.

Rep. Tim Griffin Wins Re-election in Central Arkansas

by Associated Press 11/6/2012 10:29 pm

Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin has defeated Democratic challenger Herb Rule to win a second term in central Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District.

Arkansas GOP Aims for Statehouse, Congressional Sweep

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2012 8:53 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.

Arkansas Candidates Make Final Pitch Before Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/5/2012 4:58 pm

Candidates fanned across Arkansas on Monday making their final pitches to voters before an election that could hand Republicans a majority in the state Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction.

Bill Clinton Endorses Herb Rule for Congress

by Associated Press 11/5/2012 9:42 am

Former president Bill Clinton is endorsing Democrat Herb Rule in his race for the 2nd District congressional seat.

Arkansas Election A Test of GOP Momentum in State

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/4/2012 8:15 am

With control of the Legislature and a GOP sweep of the state's four congressional seats potentially within reach, Republicans in Arkansas are heading into Tuesday's election ready to test whether the party's momentum in recent years will break what had been a reliable Democratic stronghold in the South.

In Little Rock, Mike Huckabee Credits Obama for Rise of GOP in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/28/2012 12:00 pm

Arkansas Republicans should thank President Barack Obama for motivating GOP voters and putting the party on the verge of winning control of the state Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Saturday.

Tim Griffin, Herb Rule Spar In Second District Debate

by Associated Press 10/23/2012 4:10 pm

Republican Congressman Tim Griffin says Democratic Herb Rule was disrespectful to police when Rule was pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated earlier this year.

Tim Griffin Raises $214,000 for Re-Election Bid

by Associated Press 10/15/2012 6:25 pm

Republican Congressman Tim Griffin has more than $450,000 in the bank as he heads into the final few weeks of his re-election bid for a central Arkansas seat.

Arkansas GOP Leaders Split on Tax Hike for Highways

by Associated Press 10/15/2012 8:53 am

A proposal going before voters next month to raise Arkansas' sales tax to pay for highway improvements is chipping away at some of that anti-tax sentiment among the state's top GOP officials.

Arkansas GOP: No More Money for Hopefuls Under Fire

by Associated Press 10/9/2012 8:16 am

rkansas Republicans said Monday they will no longer financially help three state House candidates whose racially charged writings have come under fire, including one lawmaker who called slavery a "blessing in disguise" and another who labeled Abraham Linc

Congressman Griffin Replies to Lawyer Kitchens (Letter to the Editor)

by U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin 7/30/2012 12:00 am

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin writes that he's seeking a meeting with Little Rock lawyer Tre' Kitchens.

Tax Won't Make Health Care Affordable (Tim Griffin Commentary)

by U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin 7/16/2012 12:00 am

If Obamacare's supporters had admitted that the core of the bill was a massive tax increase on middle-class Americans, it wouldn't have passed.