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[10 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 3,052 views]
The Winner’s Circle — Joy Ballard, Saline County Collector

The Green Party of Arkansas fielded 13 candidates across the state in the Nov. 2 election, but only one of them won an office — incoming Saline County Collector Joy Ballard.
Ballard said she chose the Green Party as part of a strategy that left her as the only candidate printed on the ballot in a race full of write-in hopefuls. That has to do with the timing of Chris Villines, who announced in April he was leaving the County Collector’s office to take a new job as executive director of …

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[9 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | 1,447 views]
Welcome to the Winner’s Circle

Because we know that our readers just can’t get enough politics, First Arkansas News is rolling out a series of posts that we like to call The Winner’s Circle posts here.
Here’s the deal — after months of watching politicians fling mud at each other, wouldn’t it be nice to see what they plan to do after winning their elections and getting ready to take office (or, in some cases, serve another term)? It seems there’s some value in visiting with those officials now that they are out of campaign mode, …

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[8 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | 6,678 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 | 5 Comments | 3,713 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 …