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“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 …
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 …
Back when he was chairman of the Republican Party of Arkansas, Dennis Milligan encouraged fellow conservatives to run for local offices.
Such a strategy, he said, would both bring change to city and county offices that have long been held exclusively by Democrats and create a “farm system” through which talented Republicans could launch campaigns for state and national offices. It should come as no surprise, then, that Milligan is challenging Democrat incumbent Doug Kidd for the position of Saline County circuit clerk.
Kidd, a former state representative, has held the circuit …