New numbers in Arkansas Senate battle
April 10th, 2014
12:27 PM ET
1 week ago

New numbers in Arkansas Senate battle

(CNN) - Mark Pryor is considered one of the most endangered Democratic senators running for re-election this year, but a new poll has some good news for the two-term Arkansas lawmaker.

According to a non-partisan, live operator survey by the Little Rock-based Opinion Research Associates, Pryor has a 48%-38% lead over Rep. Tom Cotton, his Republican challenger, among registered voters statewide.

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Filed under: 2014 • Arkansas • Sen. Mark Pryor • Senate • Tom Cotton
House candidate legally changes name before primary
March 3rd, 2014
05:08 PM ET
2 months ago

House candidate legally changes name before primary

(CNN) – An Arkansas congressional candidate who served in the Army for 29 years says voters know him simply as "Colonel." So when he wasn't able to run using his military title on the ballot, he decided to legally change his name.

Conrad Reynolds is now Colonel Conrad Reynolds, and his name will be listed that way on the ballot for the 2nd Congressional District GOP primary in May.
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Filed under: 2014 • Arkansas • House
Previously secret Clinton White House documents released
February 27th, 2014
05:15 PM ET
2 months ago

Previously secret Clinton White House documents released

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Updated 1:35 p.m. ET, 2/28/2014

(CNN) – A new look at the inner workings of the Clinton White House emerged Friday, with the National Archives and Records Administration releasing a first batch of confidential memos and papers.

Some 4,000 to 5,000 pages of documents came out shortly after 1 p.m. ET.
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Filed under: Arkansas • Bill Clinton • Hillary Clinton
Bill Clinton honored with #42 Jersey at University of Arkansas NCAA Championship team celebration
February 16th, 2014
08:59 AM ET
2 months ago

Bill Clinton honored with #42 Jersey at University of Arkansas NCAA Championship team celebration

(CNN) – Former President and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton was presented with a framed #42 jersey on Saturday from the University of Arkansas men’s basketball team as a part of a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the NCAA Championship team.

Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States and 42nd governor of Arkansas, attended the championship game 20 years ago in 1994 when the Arkansas Razorbacks men’s basketball team defeated Duke in the NCAA Championship game.

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Filed under: Arkansas • Bill Clinton
New spots in 2014 Senate ad wars
February 12th, 2014
10:27 AM ET
2 months ago

New spots in 2014 Senate ad wars

*updated at 1:00pm

Washington (CNN) - They are two of the hottest battlegrounds in the 2014 fight for control of the U.S. Senate.

And Wednesday a leading pro-Democratic group said it's going up with TV commercials in North Carolina and Arkansas that target Republicans challenging incumbent Democratic Sens. Kay Hagan and Mark Pryor, who face tough re-elections this year.

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Filed under: 2014 • Arkansas • Jeanne Shaheen • Kay Hagan • New Hampshire • North Carolina • Sen. Mark Pryor • Senate
Arkansas lieutenant governor says he'll resign over ethics violations
January 11th, 2014
08:41 PM ET
3 months ago

Arkansas lieutenant governor says he'll resign over ethics violations

(CNN) - Arkansas Lt. Governor Mark Darr has announced he'll resign following an ethics scandal that has shaken the state capital of Little Rock.

His decision comes on the heels of a state ethics commission finding that the Republican had broken 11 campaign finance rules since 2010.
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Arkansas governor asks for lieutenant governor's resignation
Arkansas governor Mike Beebe looks on during a Martin Luther King Jr. service in Little Rock, Arkansas in this January 15, 2013 Governor's office handout photo.
December 31st, 2013
01:19 PM ET
4 months ago

Arkansas governor asks for lieutenant governor's resignation

Washington (CNN) - Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, has asked Republican Lieutenant Gov. Mark Darr, the state's second in command, to resign over campaign finance impropriety.

Beebe called Darr on Tuesday to ask for his resignation, according to a spokesman for Beebe, after an Arkansas ethics commission ruled that Darr had broken 11 campaign finance laws since 2010.
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Mulling 2016 bid, Huckabee meets Iowa and S.C. groups
December 13th, 2013
12:48 PM ET
4 months ago

Mulling 2016 bid, Huckabee meets Iowa and S.C. groups

(CNN) - Mike Huckabee appears to be thinking of doing in 2016 what he didn't do in 2012: Make another bid for the White House.

The pastor, former Arkansas governor, and 2008 Republican presidential candidate, who ran a strong second in the primaries and caucuses to eventual GOP nominee Sen. John McCain, is starting to talk like someone who is contemplating another national run.

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Filed under: 2008 Election • 2012 • 2016 • Arkansas • Mike Huckabee
Cotton campaign denounces 'bizarre and offensive' NRSC e-mail
December 4th, 2013
10:06 PM ET
5 months ago

Cotton campaign denounces 'bizarre and offensive' NRSC e-mail

(CNN) – The Senate campaign for Republican Rep. Tom Cotton distanced itself Wednesday from an attack by the National Republican Senatorial Campaign on an ad released by opponent Sen. Mark Pryor highlighting his religion in their home state of Arkansas.

Pryor, a vulnerable, two-term Democratic senator up for re-election next year, launched a new television ad Wednesday, saying, "I'm not afraid to say that I believe in God and I believe in his word."
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Filed under: Arkansas • Sen. Mark Pryor • Tom Cotton
Arkansas GOP Congressman won't seek re-election in 2014
October 21st, 2013
09:59 AM ET
6 months ago

Arkansas GOP Congressman won't seek re-election in 2014

(CNN) – Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Arkansas, announced Monday he will not seek a third term next year.

The Congressman said in a statement he wants to spend more time with his family.
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Filed under: 2014 • Arkansas • House
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