Voters Really Like the Local Option

By: Thursday November 6, 2014 1:48 pm

Most states give local municipalities some way to either ban or allow alcohol sales. While the overwhelming majority of localities choose to allow alcohol sales, there are still a significant number of dry counties throughout the country. Tuesday’s election proved that this level of local control over alcohol remains really popular with the electorate. On [...]

Minimum Wage Increase Makes the Ballot in Arkansas

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 10:25 am

Arkansans will have a chance to give people making minimum wage a raise this November. On Wednesday the Arkansas Secretary of State certified that ‘An Act to Increase the Arkansas Minimum Wage’ had enough valid signatures so it would be placed on the general election ballot. It will be issue number 5. If approved by [...]

Another Week, Another Weak Set of Polls for House Democrats

By: Wednesday October 13, 2010 7:13 pm

The Hill is out with another set of House polls of likely voters from Penn Schoen Berland. This time, it is a poll of open seats, and, again, it is generally very bad news for Democrats. The Hill Penn Schoen Berland (10/2-7) Tennessee 8 D: Roy Herron, 37% R: Stephen Fincher, 47% Washington 3 D: [...]

Primary Night Liveblog – Part Three

By: Tuesday June 8, 2010 10:30 pm

Tonight is one of the biggest election nights this cycle with primaries in 11 states and one special election in Georgia. For a full list of poll closing times look here, and for a summary of what to watch for tonight, look here. You can find a live update of election results on Politico. You [...]

Primary Night Liveblog – Part One

By: Tuesday June 8, 2010 6:57 pm

Tonight is one of the biggest election nights this cycle with primaries in 11 states in one special election in Georgia. Polls have closed in Virginia and South Carolina. Polls will close in Arkansas at 7:30pm CDT. That is the location of the big show tonight the fight between Bill Halter and Blanche Lincoln. For [...]

Senate at Stake: The Three Big Primaries Tomorrow

By: Monday June 7, 2010 8:30 am

A “super Tuesday” of primaries in 11 states features three races–Arkansas, California and Nevada–that will affect the makeup of the US Senate.

What Can You Say — We Dared You, Blanche

By: Wednesday May 19, 2010 11:18 am

Bill Halter outperformed the polls last night, chalking up 42.5% of the vote (136,660) to Blanche Lincoln’s 44.5% (145,207). That left D.C. Morrison with 13% (42,349). It doesn’t take a genius to see where this is headed.  The momentum is all in Halter’s favor for the June 8 runoff. As Addy Stan writes today,  it [...]

Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Oregon Primary Thread – Part 1

By: Tuesday May 18, 2010 6:00 pm

Tonight is a primary night with elections in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Oregon. Polls close at (all eastern times) Kentucky: 6 pm Pennsylvania: 8 pm Arkansas: 8:30 pm Oregon: 11 pm Election results for Kentucky can be found at AP or Politico. The big races are the contested Senate primaries in KY, PA and AR, [...]

Bill Halter’s First TV Ad: Get It Done!

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 2:56 pm

It was just yesterday that Arkansas Lt. Governor Bill Halter jumped into the Senate Democratic primary race against incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln. With only 11 weeks until the May 18th primary election Halter is wasting no time getting his campaign underway. He is already up with his first TV ad. If this first ad is [...]

AR-Sen: Bill Halter Wins Backing of AFL-CIO and Progressive Grassroots

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 11:33 am

With many political observers believing that Blanche Lincoln is the incumbent senator most likely to lose in the general election, the Arkansas Democratic primary will probably be one of the most closely watched primary elections this season.

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