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Democrat running for lieutenant governor of Arkansas used to be a stripper

Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor in Arkansas John Burkhalter said being a male stripper in Little Rock was one of…

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Tom Cotton Sets Arkansas Statewide Fundraising Record

Tom Cotton has set a new fundraising record for the state of Arkansas and is out with an ad highlighting his military service. According to the Cotton campaign, the third quarter total set a new…

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GOP On Top In Key Arkansas Races

 A new poll out from Democrat-leaning Public Policy Polling has Republicans on top in both the Arkansas governor’s race, as well as the race for the U.S. Senate. It finds Republican Tom Cotton ahead in the…

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GOP chairman says Arkansas key in US Senate fight

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus touted Arkansas’ role Tuesday in the party’s fight to take control……

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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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