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[8 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,914 views]
Arkansas runoff results

Yes, it’s runoff time here in Arkansas.
Well it was, anyway. The May 18 primaries were nasty enough and one might argue that the fighting in the June 8 runoffs was even worse.
Perhaps the big election of the night was the Democratic primary runoff for U.S. Senate.
Incumbent Blanche Lincoln and Lt. Gov. Bill Halter have been flinging mud at each other for months now. Thankfully, that’s all over — Halter has conceded and Lincoln will fight to defend herself against challenger John Boozman, a Republican and 3rd District U.S. Representative.
One of …

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[3 Jun 2010 | One Comment | 1,477 views]
Don’t fret — the runoffs are almost over

June 8th is the big day — the runoffs in Arkansas will be over and done with and we can focus on watching Republicans and Democrats get down to despising members of the opposing party rather than their own kind.
The campaigns have seemed particularly nasty this year — things haven’t been this weird since “Clinton Truth Squads” were out harassing voters when Republican Sheffield Nelson was runner for governor and giving incumbent Bill the fits. Instead of one race full of nastiness, we’ve got shenanigans all over the state.
Here are …

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[15 May 2010 | One Comment | 2,272 views]
Unique ideas in the land commissioner’s race

It’s worth mentioning that we don’t endorse candidates here at First Arkansas News.
Not yet, anyway.
Truth be told, it would be more like most of the people who write for this fine site to pick out candidates we don’t like and make fun of them.
So, why is there a picture of L.J. Bryant — a Democrat running for the Commissioner of State Lands office — here?
That’s actually pretty simple. For one thing, he got in touch with First Arkansas News and wanted to schedule an interview. We’ve only been around about …

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[12 May 2010 | 4 Comments | 5,569 views]
Ethics Committee investigates Benton County Sheriff

All of this squabbling leading up to the May 18 primaries is — at the very least — entertaining.
We’ve got Democrats Bill Halter and Blanche Lincoln tit-for-tatting like two-years-olds while running for the Senate. Meanwhile, there’s a hubbub over Republican Steve Womack’s alleged (well, not alleged — he admitted it) use of public property in his race to represent the 3rd District in Congress (he’s the mayor of Rogers and some have pointed out that his use of his mayoral computer to send campaign literature is a no-no under Arkansas …