Tagged: french hill

Democrats' Hope to Flip the 2nd Fizzle with French Hill Victory

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/7/2018 7:14 am

With a candidate who talked openly about his cancer battle and his support for protecting people with pre-existing conditions, Democrats believed they had a chance to flip a central Arkansas congressional district in a solidly Republican state.

Democrats Hope to Flip House Seat in Solidly Red Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2018 7:14 am

Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill is trying to fend off a competitive bid by Democratic challenger Clarke Tucker in the election for the 2nd Congressional District.

Heated Congressional, Court Races on Arkansas Midterm Ballot

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/5/2018 6:49 am

A push by Democrats to flip a Republican-held congressional seat that represents the Little Rock area and a state Supreme Court race that has drawn heavy spending by a conservative interest group have drawn the most attention in Arkansas' midterm election.

I’m French Hill, and I Didn’t Approve This Ad

by Kyle Massey 10/29/2018 12:00 am

Republican French Hill denounces a radio ad, which says that re-electing him to Congress is crucial to keeping Democrats from bringing back lynchings of black men, even though it urges voting for him.

PAC Won't End Ad Saying Black Men Will Face Rape Accusations

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/19/2018 4:39 pm

A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African American men will face rape accusations if Democrats win midterm elections.

Radio Ad in Arkansas Suggests 'Lynching' If Democrats Win

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/19/2018 6:36 am

A Republican congressman in central Arkansas and his challenger on Thursday condemned a political action committee's radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch black Americans if they win the midterm election next month.

Clarke Tucker Outraises French Hill in Quarter, But Trails in Cash on Hand

by Associated Press 10/16/2018 2:20 pm

A Democrat running for a congressional seat in central Arkansas has outraised the Republican incumbent he's trying to unseat over the past three months, but is trailing the GOP lawmaker in cash on hand.

Health Care on Sidelines in Arkansas 2nd District Debate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/9/2018 7:12 am

Attempts to scrap the federal health care law have been the focus of Democrats' efforts to flip a congressional seat in solidly red Arkansas, but the issue was sidelined in the only debate between Rep. French Hill and challenger Clarke Tucker.

Clarke Tucker Calls Attack Mailers 'Racist'

by Hannah Grabenstein, The Associated Press 9/21/2018 6:40 am

An Arkansas Democratic congressional candidate on Thursday denounced immigration attack mailers sent out by a Republican senator's political action committee as "racist" and "fearmongering."

Pence to Campaign in Arkansas for French Hill

by Associated Press 9/13/2018 2:07 pm

Vice President Mike Pence is headlining a rally in Arkansas next week for a Republican congressman who Democrats believe they have a chance at unseating in November.

2nd District Race Shows Democrats' Hope for Red State Wins

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/4/2018 7:04 am

Running for a congressional seat in a red state that went for Donald Trump two years ago, Clarke Tucker talks often about his bout with cancer and the federal care health law that expanded coverage for those without insurance. But Tucker doesn't talk much about being a Democrat.

What Outside Spending in Ohio Could Mean for Arkansas (Heather Yates On Politics)

by Heather E. Yates 8/29/2018 1:28 pm

While it's difficult to forecast elections, there are some variables to watch ahead of the 2nd Congressional District vote, the most important being outside campaign spending.

French Hill Targets Clarke Tucker's Legislative Record

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/28/2018 6:42 am

A central Arkansas congressman who Democrats believe they have a chance to unseat this fall criticized his challenger's legislative record on Monday, accusing him of not taking a stance on several controversial bills in the state House.

Rep. John Lewis Campaigns for Clarke Tucker in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/20/2018 6:57 am

U.S. Rep. John Lewis on Sunday urged voters to support a state legislator who national Democrats believe has a chance at flipping a Republican-held congressional seat in central Arkansas.

As Stodola Steps Aside, It's Time to Rethink Schools, Governance (Blake Rutherford Commentary)

by Blake Rutherford 5/17/2018 11:06 am

The possibility to become a bourgeoning city of the new and progressive American South rests at Little Rock's feet. It is time for our city to reach beyond its farthest branch.

Democrats Work to Flip 2nd District Congressional Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/30/2018 7:11 am

The Democratic race for a U.S. House seat in central Arkansas features a state legislator touted by the party's congressional campaign as its best chance to reclaim the Republican-held district and three candidates who are trying to run to his left.

DOE Drops Its Deal With Clean Line; Wind Project Won't Cross Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 3/23/2018 2:31 pm

Two months after planners gave up hopes of crossing Arkansas with a $2.5 billion wind-energy transmission line as doomed, the U.S. Department of Energy hammered a nail in the project's coffin Friday by ending its participation in the Plains & Eastern Clean Line.

4th Democrat Files to Run for US House Seat in Arkansas

by Associated Press 3/1/2018 8:30 am

An official with a public service school has filed to seek a U.S. House seat representing the Little Rock area and central Arkansas, setting up a four-person Democratic primary for a Republican-held seat.

Democrats Eye Narrow Opening for House Seat in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/12/2018 7:13 am

A state legislator's decision to run for a U.S. House seat in central Arkansas is a sign that Democrats see a chance to reclaim what once had been a reliably blue district despite the state's shift to the right in recent years.

Clarke Tucker Leaves Quattlebaum Grooms & Tull

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/12/2018 12:00 am

Clarke Tucker said he left the firm about three weeks ago to focus on his run for the House seat that represents central Arkansas.