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[8 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | 6,791 views]
The Winner’s Circle — Dennis Milligan, Saline County Circuit Clerk

“Officially, my name is ‘Mr. Clerk,’” said Dennis Milligan after the Tuesday elections. “But my friends can just call me ‘Circuit.’”
Milligan is in a jovial mood these days, and why not? He defeated incumbent circuit clerk Doug Kidd, making him one of the Republican candidates swept into office in Arkansas during last week’s historic elections.
Historic? Yep. Arkansas was represented in Congress by five Democrats and one Republican prior to Tuesday and is now has four Republicans and two Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate. Republicans won three of the …

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[3 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 2,654 views]
Arkansas Republicans extend lead in state constitutional offices

While most of the Arkansas elections were decided last night, there were still a few offices where more returns were needed to figure out which way they’d go.
The lieutenant governor, secretary of state and land commissioners were deemed too close to call late last night, but it appears some winners have emerged today.
In the secretary of state’s race, Republican Mark Martin has defeated Democrat Pat O’Brien. Martin rolled here in Saline County with 19,619 votes to O’Brien’s 14,634.
In the land commissioner’s race, Republican John Thurston has beaten Democrat L.J. Bryant. …

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[3 Nov 2010 | 4 Comments | 4,782 views]
Big night for Arkansas Republicans

Arkansas entered the day as a state what was represented primarily by Democrats in Washington.
Now, Republicans dominate the state’s congressional delegation.
Here’s how it went down:
* In a hotly contested Senate race, Republican John Boozman defeated Democrat Blanche Lincoln. The final vote hasn’t been tallied yet, but that race was called in Boozman’s favor as soon as the polls closed.
Lincoln, the incumbent senator, angered Arkansas voters with her support of health care reform. The voters responded as expected, leaving Boozman as the first Republican senator from Arkansas since Tim Hutchinson embarrassed …

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[4 May 2010 | 6 Comments | 5,277 views]
Commotion in the 3rd District?

Reports of campaign signs vanishing in the Third Congressional District have caused a stir among the many candidates gearing up for the Republican primary on May 18.
According to a “concerned citizen” who’s name won’t be revealed here as he doesn’t want to get tangled up in this story, an individual was spotted setting up “Womack for Congress” campaign signs on Monday in various vacant lots on U.S. 71-Business between Springdale and Bentonville. The aforementioned citizen got interested in what took place as the individual was reportedly removing signs belonging to …

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[3 May 2010 | No Comment | 1,766 views]
Who’s running this year for the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office?

Due to term limits, Arkansas Secretary of State Charlie Daniels – a Democrat – can’t run for another term in office.
Daniels, who was the commissioner of state lands prior to being elected secretary of state in 2002, is running for auditor of state. There are four candidates — three Democrats and a Republican — who hope to fill in in for Daniels. The Democrats will face each other in the May 18 primary and the winner of that race will face Republican Mark Martin in the November general election.
We’ve …

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[2 May 2010 | No Comment | 1,479 views]
An interview with Doris Tate – Democrat running for the Secretary of State’s office

Doris Tate, the Sebastian County clerk and recorder, is running for the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office. She’s got a primary coming up on May 18 against Pat Obrien and Mark Wilcox. The Democrat who emerges from that race will face Republic Mark Martin in the November general election.
Click here to listen to a podcast of an interview with Tate. To hear other interviews, go to the podcast archive.
The office is open this year as Charlie Daniels, the incumbent, can’t run again due to term limits laws. Daniels was the …