Feel That Breeze? It’s Senator Sample Spinning On The ‘Private’ Option

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Senator Bill Sample has found himself in a heated primary contest with challenger Jerry Neal. Sample’s support of the Obamacare “private” option has become central to the campaign debate. Neal says he is against it; Sample has voted for it repeatedly and still believes it’s the best path for Arkansas’s health care system. Recently, both candidates spoke before the Garland Good Government Group. During the Q&A period, Sample was asked about his support for the PO. After all, the questioner … [Read more...]

Damon Wallace’s Degree Problem

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I’ve written in some detail about Damon Wallace’s financial troubles. Not only does this candidate for House District 96 have thousands in IRS debts, but he also failed to disclose some of the debts he owed to local governments in northwest Arkansas. (The worst-case scenario under Arkansas law is that this kind of error in disclosure could lead to fines and jail time.) Stunningly, Wallace explained some of his financial problems to Larry Henry of 5News by saying “I wasn’t trying to hide it. … [Read more...]

Live-Stream: GOP Attorney General Debate

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Tonight: GOP Attorney General Candidates Face Off

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That moment you’ve all been waiting for is almost here: AAI’s Attorney General debate at Bowen Law School is tonight at 6:00 p.m. If you can make it, please join us a few minutes before 6:00 so you can greet the candidates and get a good seat. The event will take place in the law school’s courtroom on the first floor of the building. For directions to Bowen, click here. The debate should wrap up no later than 7:30 p.m. and will feature all three Republican candidates for AG -- Patricia … [Read more...]

The Great Debates (Podcast)

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This week on The Arkansas Project Podcast: Join us Wednesday night to meet all three GOP candidates for Attorney General Rice vs. Holland -- who has it right on the PO? Damon Wallace owes $30,000 to IRS And here's some debt Damon Wallace failed to disclose … [Read more...]

AAI Sponsors the Battle at Bowen

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The Advance Arkansas Institute is pleased to announce a forthcoming debate between the three GOP candidates for attorney general. (Well, it’s kind of a debate, anyway; the moderator will pose multiple questions to each candidate.) The GOP AG debate will be held in the Bowen Law School’s courtroom on Wednesday, April 9, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dan Greenberg, AAI president, will moderate the debate. He is currently compiling the questions that the candidates will be asked. If you have questions … [Read more...]

GOP Senate Primaries, Round Two: Holland vs. Rice

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Yesterday we began our examination of legislative primaries by looking at the Senate District 18 race. Today, we turn our attention to Senate District 9, where incumbent Senator Bruce Holland faces a challenge from State Representative Terry Rice. The Holland-Rice primary is already shaping up to be one of the more dramatic Arkansas primary match-ups, perhaps because it’s the only race in the state that features two incumbent legislators. More specifically, this race features two candidates … [Read more...]

A First Look At The Arkansas Senate Primaries: Irvin vs. Grace On The “Private” Option

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In roughly two months, Arkansas voters will participate in Republican primaries across the state. In some respects, the choices that Republicans make in primaries for the state Senate are the most interesting of all the primary battles, because the winner of some of these senatorial elections will not have to face a Democratic opponent in the fall -- whoever wins in May will get to occupy the seat for the next four years. Three incumbent Republican Senators -- who, coincidentally, have all … [Read more...]