Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox's decision to strike down Arkansas' voter ID law complicates planning for a primary that would have been the first statewide test of new voting restrictions, and reopens a debate that Democrats and Republicans both see as having an upside in this fall's election.
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.
Hot Springs businessman Tommy Moll has outraised state House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman over the past three months as the two Republicans launched their bids for a south Arkansas congressional seat.
Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Darr said Thursday that he's dropping out of the race for a seat in Congress representing south Arkansas amid ethics questions over his campaign finance reports. The decision came less than three weeks after Darr announced he was seeking the 4th District seat, hoping to replace incumbent Tom Cotton. Cotton, a Republican, is challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor next year.