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5 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Mobilizing the Religious Right vote

Republican Sen. Jason Rapert has been busily promoting this event in Arkansas this week - several days of meetings around the state by conservative Christian preachers to organize their flocks to vote and vote right . The top names tell it all.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Gay/Lesbian

9 hrs ago | Arkansas Times

Disability rights advocates protesting at gubernatorial candidates' offices

Activists from ADAPT , a national disability rights organization, are attempting to occupy the Little Rock headquarters of the Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross campaigns today. The action is about the Community First Choice Option , a policy change that would allow some 2800 disabled people in Arkansas to access community-based or home care in lieu of institutionalization in a nursing home, human development center or similar facility.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Little Rock, AR, Arkansas, Social Software

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Arkansas Times

Polling: You pays your money and you takes your choice

A couple of polls out today. Make of them what you will. * YAY DEMOCRATS: Nate Steel, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, touts a poll commissioned by the Southern Progress Fund, a pro-Democrat group, which purportedly shows him with a 37-33 lead over Republican Leslie Rutledge .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Democrat, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Arkansas, Tom Harkin

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The City Wire

Pryor, Ross bring their election pitch to Fort Smith barbecue dinner

Shirley Mason meets Mike Ross at a campaign event Saturday in Fort Smith. Ross, a Democrat and former Arkansas Congressman, faces Republican Asa Hutchinson, also a former Arkansas Congressman, in the gubernatorial election.

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Related Topix: Fort Smith, AR, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Republican, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Sebastian County, AR

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Arkansas Times

Justice Cliff Hoofman recuses from same-sex marriage appeal

Supreme Court Justice Cliff Hoofman has recused from considering the appeal of Judge Chris Piazza's decision striking down the state's constitutional and statutory ban on same-sex marriage. The recusal was filed Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Mike Beebe, US Governors, Beebe, AR, US Politics, Mike Huckabee, US News, Mark Pryor, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Arkansas Times

Democrats holding their own in TV spending in Arkansas

INUNDATED: You think the repetition of U.S. Senate TV ads is bad? The chart shows it's worse in other states. The Center for Public Integrity reports on TV ad spending in the critical U.S. Senate battleground states - a report that shows Democratic money matching Republican money in the battle by U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor to hold his seat against Tom Cotton.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Arkansas, US Supreme Court

The Weekly Standard

From Blue to Red Overnight

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Boozman, US House of Representatives, John Boozman, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, Democrat, Blanche Lincoln

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Seattle Times

Legislature in contempt, gets reprieve to try again on school aid

For the first time in history, the Washington Supreme Court has held the Legislature in contempt for failing to obey a court order. The action comes as the court struggles to enforce its 2012 McCleary decision, in which the justices ruled that lawmakers were underfunding the state's public schools.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat, McCleary, WA

The City Wire

Methodologies, demographics key factors in confidence with poll results

Polls taken within days of each other place the Arkansas governor's race as either a competitive race between Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson or a far lead for Hutchinson with the race in its final two months. But with two national polling firms having such different results in the race, which one should observers of politics and polling trust? Dr. Jay Barth, a politics professor at Hendrix College in Conway and a pollster for The City Wire content partner Talk Business & Politics, said it is important to look at a collection of polls to get a sense of where an election stands versus looking at a single poll.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat, Hendrix College, Conway, AR

Arkansas Times

Pryor and Cotton to debate on Oct. 14

Rep. Tom Cotton has finally gotten on board a televised debate with Sen. Mark Pryor sponsored by the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. It will be broadcast from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 by KATV, KAIT and KHBS/KHOG.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

Wed Sep 10, 2014

NWAonline

Between the Lines: Minimum Wage, Maximum Impact?

Secretary of State Mark Martin's office certified the issue last week, after finding at least 70,074 of the signatures submitted for the measure were valid. That's good news for minimum-wage workers, who could see their hourly pay gradually increase to $8.50 by 2017.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Democrat

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Daily Kos

Elections ad roundup: Democrats hope ice cream mogul Doug Ducey faces a rocky road

During the primary, eventually winner Doug Ducey's opponents attacked his business career at Cold Stone Creamery: While that wasn't enough to stop Ducey in August, national Democrats are picking up this line of attack and running with it. Restore Arizona's Future , a DGA-aligned group, accuses Ducey of using dishonest business practices to lure potential Cold Stone franchise owners.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick, Representative Gary Peters, Nancy Pelosi, Representative Patrick Murphy

Arkansas Times

Another Arkansas benefit Tom Cotton would chop

BENEFICIARY: Improving Hot Springs is the target of a federal grant announced today from an agency U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton wanted to abolish. The Democratic Party offers today yet another stark example of how Rep. Tom Cotton's hard-line Club for Growth voting record - cut government spending, lower taxes on the wealthy - has consequences for Arkansas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, US Senate, Senator John Boozman, John Boozman, Mark Pryor, Democrat

Arkansas Times

Profile: John Adams, a Democratic candidate for House in WLR

The Southern Progress Fund continues its profiles of promising Democratic candidates for legislature today with a report on a friend of mine, John Adams , the lawyer who made a run for Congress four years ago. Adams is seeking the western Little Rock House seat held by term-limited Republican Allen Kerr.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Tea Party, Democrat

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Arkansas Times

Republican Hutchinson: Democrat Ross wants to cut taxes too much

Again with the old vehicles. Now Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson is boasting that both he and his wife have old vehicles, despite all the wealth he piled up as lobbyist and insider on penny stock deals when he traded on his Bush administration ties.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Democrat, Mark Pryor, US Senate

The Fresno Bee

Clinton juggernaut hits 2014 campaign trail

For Hillary Rodham Clinton, the events with Democratic donors and activists are keeping her profile high as she weighs a second bid for the presidency. The Clintons are working to help female candidates and boost turnout in conservative-leaning states like Arkansas, where Bill Clinton was governor before becoming president, and Kentucky, where Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes talks up her alliance with the Clintons, not Obama.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, US House of Representatives, Mark Pryor

Sun Sep 07, 2014

The City Wire

Governor's race options features candidate who would sell Governor's Mansion

In the Governor's race, the focus has been on major party candidates Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson. Two other candidates who have qualified for the ballot are Libertarian candidate Frank Gilbert and Green Party nominee Josh Drake.

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Politico

Polls: Cotton, McConnell, Udall lead

Republicans now lead key Senate races in Arkansas and Kentucky, while Democratic Sen. Mark Udall has a six-point advantage over his GOP opponent in Colorado, according to three new NBC News/Marist polls of likely voters released Sunday morning on Chuck Todd's inaugural episode of "Meet the Press." In Arkansas , the poll shows GOP Rep. Tom Cotton leading Sen. Mark Pryor, 45 percent to 40 percent.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Democrat, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Mark Udall, Senator Mark Udall

Fri Sep 05, 2014

ArkansasBusiness.com

Asa Hutchinson, Tom Cotton Support Minimum Wage Increase

Two Republicans in races at the top of this fall's Arkansas ballot said Friday they would support an initiative to raise the state's minimum wage, throwing support behind a proposal that Democrats see as a way to attract their backers to the polls.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Democrat, Mark Pryor, US Senate, Barack Obama

Modern Healthcare

Reform Update: How Medicaid expansion could play out for governor candidates in red states

Mike Ross is an unlikely champion of Obamacare. The former Democratic congressman from Arkansas voted against the law and was one of just three Democrats who voted to repeal it after Republicans took control of the House in 2010.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

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