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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.

Farewell to Democratic Tradition (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 11/5/2014 4:38 pm

Dale Bumpers, David Pryor, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor. Arkansas Business political columnist Blake Rutherford confronts the Republican wave of 2014.

Tom Cotton Unseats Mark Pryor in Senate, Part of GOP Wave

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 7:02 am

Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defeated two-term Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor on Tuesday in Arkansas, in an expensive and heated race that the GOP viewed as crucial to its efforts to win the Senate and highlighted a GOP wave in Arkansas. Republicans made gains in the U.S. Senate, and Cotton, 37, was projected the winner early Tuesday night.

AP Analysis: Anti-Obama Mood Sinks Pryor, Other Arkansas Democrats

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 6:36 am

As the last Democrat standing in Arkansas' congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor seemed determined not to repeat the mistakes that others in his party had made. He ran his first campaign ad months before he had an announced opponent and tried to talk about the health overhaul in personal terms rather than run away from his vote for it.

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.

Price No Object, Campaigns Fill Any Last Ad Space

by Associated Press 11/3/2014 11:09 am

No, dear voter, it wasn't a dream. If you were watching television this weekend in Arkansas, you really did see that many political ads. Some of you might even argue it was a nightmare.

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.

Arkansas Senate Rivals Trade Out-of-Touch Claims

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/2/2014 2:10 pm

The multimillion-dollar and nationally watched race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican challenger U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has turned into a test of which candidate can paint the other as out of touch with Arkansas.

Chris Christie Visits Arkansas to Tout GOP Candidates

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/31/2014 10:55 am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie touted the Republican Party's nominees for governor and the U.S. Senate in Arkansas on Friday, as the GOP tries to build on its recent gains in a state that had been a Democratic holdout in the South.

Tom Cotton, Asa Hutchinson Lead Big in Arkansas Poll

by Lee Hogan 10/30/2014 10:22 am

Republican candidates for U.S. Senate and governor led their Democratic opponents by double digits in a poll released Thursday by the University of 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.

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.

The Clintons: Democrats' 2014 Super Surrogates

by Associated Press 10/22/2014 10:59 am

Defending their allies, Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.

Tom Cotton and Me (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/20/2014 12:00 am

If you care about these things, you know that last week I interrupted Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., during his so-called “debate” against three opponents in the race for U.S. Senate in order to ask him to actually address my question.

Themes Same, Tone New in Arkansas Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/19/2014 1:07 pm

Based on their back-to-back televised debates, the hotly contested race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton boils down to one question: Do voters hate President Barack Obama or billionaires more?

Themes Same, Tone New in Arkansas Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/19/2014 9:30 am

Based on their back-to-back televised debates, the hotly contested race between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton boils down to one question: Do voters hate President Barack Obama or billionaires more?

Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor Spar over Defining Middle Class

by Andrew DeMillo 10/16/2014 7:53 am

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton sparred Wednesday over Pryor's comment that the middle class includes households making up to $200,000, as the Arkansas Senate rivals each tried to claim an edge after a pair of back-to-back debates.

Mark Pryor Reports Raising $2.2M Over Past 3 Months

by Associated Press 10/15/2014 4:05 pm

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is reporting raising more than $2.2 million over the past three months for his re-election bid, trailing the amount announced by Republican rival Rep. Tom Cotton in Arkansas' heated Senate race.

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.

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