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Arkansas GOP Aims for Statehouse, Congressional Sweep

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. read more >
Democratic State Sen. Gene Jeffress and Republican Tom Cotton are vying for the 4th District seat being given up by Rep. Mike Ross (D - Ark.)
Government & Politics

Tom Cotton, Gene Jeffress Seek US House Seat in South Arkansas

Arkansas Republicans hoped to flip another of the state's congressional seats as a political newcomer faced a veteran legislator in a U.S. House race in southern Arkansas. read more >
Rep. Rick Crawford (R - Ark.) squares off against Democrat Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington in a battle for the 1st District seat.
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Scott Ellington Challenges Rick Crawford for Arkansas US House

Incumbent Rep. Rick Crawford was confident entering Tuesday's general election as he sought to keep his U.S. House seat despite Congress' inability to pass a farm bill. read more >
Government & Politics

GOP Writings Might Cost Arkansas Party Shot at Majority

Arkansas Republicans entered Tuesday's general election hoping to lay claim to at least one chamber of the Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction, but the balance in the House hinged partly on whether the party would suffer for racially tinged writings from three candidates. read more >
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Arkansas Candidates Make Final Pitch Before Election

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. read more >
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Election Day: Events Scheduled for The Day After

Wednesday will be a day of victory, defeat and spin -- assuming we know the election results. read more >
Herb Rule, speaking Oct. 23 at a news conference following a 2nd District debate that aired on AETN.
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Bill Clinton Endorses Herb Rule for Congress

Former president Bill Clinton is endorsing Democrat Herb Rule in his race for the 2nd District congressional seat. read more >
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Early Voting Continues Monday in Arkansas

Secretary of State Mark Martin says more than 371,000 voters had cast ballots as of late Friday. The state has about 1.6 million registered voters. read more >
Fox News' Greta Van Susteren will be among the pundits and TV hosts providing commentary on election night.
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Hour by Hour: What to Watch on Election Night

Stock up on munchies and make sure the batteries in your TV remote are fresh. With this year's presidential election razor-close to the finish, Tuesday could be a long night. Here's your guide to Election Night viewing. read more >
Voters can contact their county clerks to ask about early voting locations, which will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Voter Guide: Candidates And Issues on the Arkansas Ballot

Your guide to Election Day in Arkansas. Here's when the polls open, how to find your precinct and what's on the ballot. read more >
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Arkansas Republicans Seek Majority in Legislature

Arkansas Republicans hope to carve out a majority in the Legislature for the first time in more than a century, even though the racially charged writings of three GOP candidates have surfaced and threatened to hurt their momentum. read more >
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Arkansas’ Independent Streak On the Line (AP Analysis)

Tuesdays' election won't just be a test of whether Republicans can win control of the state Legislature and sweep Arkansas' congressional seats. It could also signal the end of the state's long-heralded independent streak. read more >
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Arkansas Election A Test of GOP Momentum in State

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. read more >
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Mike Beebe: Outside Groups Have Misled Voters About Arkansas

Gov. Mike Beebe on Saturday accused outside conservative groups of misleading voters on Arkansas' record on education, jobs and taxes, as he and fellow Democrats made a final push to prevent a Republican takeover of the state Legislature. read more >
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GOP Likely to Hold U.S. House After $1 Billion Campaign

You can do a lot with a billion dollars - but still not change much. This Election Day, it's likely to produce another Republican-led House that's little different from the existing version. read more >
The logo for Americans for Prosperity, which expects to spend at least $400,000 this year in 32 House and Senate districts around Arkansas.
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Outside Groups Spend Big on Arkansas Statehouse Races

The involvement of outside groups in the fight for Arkansas' Legislature, where Republicans are trying to win control for the first time since Reconstruction, is taking center stage during the final campaign days in a state where the presidential contest and congressional campaigns are mostly sidelined. read more >
Voters can contact their county clerks to ask about early voting locations, which will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Government & Politics

White County Ballot Mistake to Slow Election Results

Officials in White County say election results will take longer to tally next week because of a misprint on the ballot, which left Democratic state Rep. Tiffany Rogers' name incomplete. read more >
Voters can contact their county clerks to ask about early voting locations, which will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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Who’s Winning, State by State, On the Electoral Map of the Presidential Race (AP Analysis)

A look at the race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House. read more >