Arkansas

Arkansas judge strikes down voter ID law

An Arkansas judge struck down the state’s strict photo ID law on Thursday, saying it illegally adds a requirement voters must fulfill before going to the polls.
Judge Tim Fox of the Pulaski County circuit…

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Tim Griffin to Run for Lt. Gov. in Arkansas

Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., who months ago said he would not seek re-election in Arkansas’ 2nd District, announced Thursday he is running for another office.
On his personal Facebook page, Griffin said he will run…

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Sen. Pryor fires back at Bloomberg in first campaign ad of 2014 re-election effort

Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas fired back Thursday night at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s campaign against lawmakers like himself who helped shoot down tighter gun control laws.
In the first ad of…

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Ark. ‘heartbeat’ abortion law blocked

A federal judge Friday temporarily blocked a first-of-its-kind Arkansas law that would effectively have prevented most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright granted the motion for preliminary injunction in…

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Dem senator says impostor asking Arkansas families about their guns

A Democratic senator claims impostors pretending to work for his office are calling people in his state to ask how many guns they own.
Sen. Mark Pryor, of Arkansas, took to Twitter Friday to clarify…

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Arkansas backs 12-week abortion ban — earliest in nation

The Arkansas Senate voted Tuesday to override Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of a bill that could become the earliest abortion ban in the nation.
The bill now goes to the Republican-controlled House, which could…

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Dem lawmaker pleads guilty to election fraud…

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A Democratic state legislator from east Arkansas, his father and two campaign workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit election fraud after federal prosecutors said they bribed absentee voters…

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Romney sweeps Kentucky, Arkansas

By Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press
Mitt Romney swept the Kentucky and Arkansas Republican presidential primaries Tuesday, inching closer to the GOP nomination he is certain to win.
With no serious opposition left, the formerMassachusetts governor easily won both contests. He won all 42…

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Arkansas GOP aims for statehouse sweep

By Suzi Parker

(Reuters) – For more than a century, the Democratic Party has dominated Arkansas politics.
State Republican Party officials believe they have a fighting chance this year to break that streak, with plans…

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Arkansas will move to reduce taxes

By Andrew DeMillo-Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. | Arkansas is poised to become one of the first states in the nation to enact a significant tax cut this year, showing that sentiment for scaling back government…

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Arkansas Senate: Boozman (R) Still Trumps Lincoln (D)

Rasmussen Reports
Republican challenger John Boozman continues to lead incumbent Democrat Blanche Lincoln by nearly 20 points in Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race.
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Arkansas shows Boozman…

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Arkansas Governor: Beebe (D) Still Tops 50% In Reelection Bid

Rasmussen Reports
Democratic incumbent Mike Beebe continues to earn more than 50% support in his bid for reelection as governor of Arkansas.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds…

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Arkansas Governor: Beebe (D) 50%, Keet (R) 40%

Rasmussen Reports
The gubernatorial race in Arkansas is a little closer this month, but Democratic incumbent Mike Beebe still leads his Republican challenger by 10 points.
The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely…

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