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  • Election Central Daily Brief - Monday

    Election Central Daily Brief - Monday

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:15:27 GMT
    In today's Election Central:Daily Brief more debate about proposed debates in the U.S. Senate race and candidates in the gubernatorial race to take part in a forum on Tuesday.More >>
    In today's Election Central:Daily Brief more debate about proposed debates in the U.S. Senate race and candidates in the gubernatorial race to take part in a forum on Tuesday.More >>
  • Issue 3

    Term limits

    Term limits

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:21:07 GMT
    A lightly funded, lightly staffed campaign is underway to educate voters about the intent of Issue 3 on the November ballot.More >>
    A lightly funded, lightly staffed campaign is underway to educate voters about the intent of Issue 3 on the November ballot.More >>
  • Election Central Daily Brief

    Election Central Daily Brief

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-07-17 00:58:29 GMT
    New ads released today involving the races for Governor and U.S. Senate. Also all four Arkansas Congressmen voting on a $10.8 billion dollar highway bill. It's all in today's Election Central Daily Brief.More >>
    New ads released today involving the races for Governor and U.S. Senate. Also all four Arkansas Congressmen voting on a $10.8 billion dollar highway bill. It's all in today's Election Central Daily Brief.More >>
  • Pryor, Cotton campaign together for Keystone XL Pipeline

    Pryor, Cotton campaign together for Keystone XL Pipeline

    Monday, May 12 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-05-12 22:18:09 GMT
    Little Rock (KATV)-Sen. Mark Pryor and his challenger Cong. Tom Cotton don't agree on many issues, but Monday the two came together to tour Little Rock company Welspun Pipes Inc. and voice their support for the XL Keystone pipeline.The challengers shook hands, but took separate tours of one of the facilities. Welspun has produced and coated 700 miles of what would be the Keystone Pipeline, delayed for five years and put on hold again last month after the Obama administration extended the comm...More >>
    Little Rock (KATV)-Sen. Mark Pryor and his challenger Cong. Tom Cotton don't agree on many issues, but Monday the two came together to tour Little Rock company Welspun Pipes Inc. and voice their support for the XL Keystone pipeline.The challengers shook hands, but took separate tours of one of the facilities. Welspun has produced and coated 700 miles of what would be the Keystone Pipeline, delayed for five years and put on hold again last month after the Obama administration extended the comm...More >>
  • Pryor "moved" by President Obama's visit

    Pryor "moved" by President Obama's visit

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-05-08 00:20:36 GMT
    (KATV)-When Sen. Mark Pryor announced President Obama accepted his invitation to Arkansas, many questioned how that would fair as his reelection hangs in the balance. In a recent poll, 62 percent of Arkansans said they disapproved of the president. But in an interview with Channel 7 News Wednesday, Pryor said it doesn't matter. "That's what I told the president, I said, 'It's time for us to put away the red jersey, put away the blue jersey and put on the red white and blue. You know, lets hel...More >>
    (KATV)-When Sen. Mark Pryor announced President Obama accepted his invitation to Arkansas, many questioned how that would fair as his reelection hangs in the balance. In a recent poll, 62 percent of Arkansans said they disapproved of the president. But in an interview with Channel 7 News Wednesday, Pryor said it doesn't matter. "That's what I told the president, I said, 'It's time for us to put away the red jersey, put away the blue jersey and put on the red white and blue. You know, lets hel...More >>
  • Talk Business: U.S. Senate Race Polling

    Talk Business: U.S. Senate Race Polling

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-08 03:44:11 GMT
    Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Pryor holds a small three-point lead over his Republican rival, Congressman Tom Cotton, in the latest Talk Business/Hendrix College Poll. 45.5% (D) Mark Pryor 42.5%More >>
    Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Pryor holds a small three-point lead over his Republican rival, Congressman Tom Cotton, in the latest Talk Business/Hendrix College Poll. 45.5% (D) Mark Pryor 42.5%More >>
  • Libertarian attorney general candidate wants to abolish death penalty

    Libertarian attorney general candidate wants to abolish death penalty

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:01:38 GMT
    (KATV)- Libertarian party candidate for attorney general, Aaron Cash, says he believes the death penalty in Arkansas should be abolished. Channel 7 News reported Monday that the Democratic candidate andMore >>
    (KATV)- Libertarian party candidate for attorney general, Aaron Cash, says he believes the death penalty in Arkansas should be abolished. Channel 7 News reported Monday that the Democratic candidate andMore >>
  • Pryor says Cotton has "sense of entitlement" over military service

    Pryor says Cotton has "sense of entitlement" over military service

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 7:34 PM EST2014-03-06 00:34:02 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV)- Sen. Mark Pryor said his opponent in the race, Congressman Tom Cotton, has a "sense of entitlement," when asked about if Cotton's military service qualified him for the Senate. In anMore >>
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV)- Sen. Mark Pryor said his opponent in the race, Congressman Tom Cotton, has a "sense of entitlement," when asked about if Cotton's military service qualified him for the Senate.More >>
  • Two file to run for Saline Co. Sheriff; no sign of Bruce Pennington yet

    Two file to run for Saline Co. Sheriff; no sign of Bruce Pennington yet

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 8:29 AM EST2014-02-25 13:29:34 GMT
    BENTON (KATV) - Monday marked political filing day across the state of Arkansas – no different in Saline County.  All eyes there are on the sheriff's race with former Saline County Sheriff Bruce PenningtonMore >>
    BENTON (KATV) - Monday marked political filing day across the state of Arkansas – no different in Saline County.  All eyes there are on the sheriff's race with former Saline County Sheriff Bruce Pennington announcing last week he plans to seek the seat he vacated in 2013.More >>
  • Mark Pryor to Support "Give Arkansas a Raise Now"

    Mark Pryor to Support "Give Arkansas a Raise Now"

    Thursday, February 20 2014 1:30 PM EST2014-02-20 18:30:35 GMT
    (KATV) After saying for weeks that he supports a minimum wage hike in Arkansas, but not the federal minimum wage hike, Sen. Mark Pryor will officially endorse the Give Arkansas a Raise Now ballot initiativeMore >>
    (KATV) After saying for weeks that he supports a minimum wage hike in Arkansas, but not the federal minimum wage hike, Sen. Mark Pryor will officially endorse the Give Arkansas a Raise Now ballot initiative on Saturday.More >>
  • Pryor Promotes Website Linking Directly to Cotton's Site at Press Conference

    Pryor Promotes Website Linking Directly to Cotton's Site at Press Conference

    Friday, February 14 2014 4:25 PM EST2014-02-14 21:25:22 GMT
    (KATV) At a press conference Friday about medicare, Sen. Mark Pryor, defending his seat this year, stood before a podium displaying a website titled "TheRealTomCottonRecord.com." Unfortunately, that sideMore >>
    (KATV) At a press conference Friday about medicare, Sen. Mark Pryor, defending his seat this year, stood before a podium displaying a website titled "TheRealTomCottonRecord.com." Unfortunately, that side links directly to his challenger in the race, Tom Cotton's official website.More >>
  • Arkansas Governor's Race Turns Negative

    Arkansas Governor's Race Turns Negative

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 6:46 PM EST2014-02-11 23:46:21 GMT
    (KATV)- The Republican Governor's Association is up on the airwaves Tuesday with a new ad hitting Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Democrat Mike Ross. The ad titled "Trillions" lumps Ross with Nancy PelosiMore >>
    (KATV)- The Republican Governor's Association is up on the airwaves Tuesday with a new ad hitting Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Democrat Mike Ross.More >>
  • Arkansas Politicians Call for Darr's Resignation

    Arkansas Politicians Call for Darr's Resignation

    Arkansas Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson called ethics violations by Lt. Governor Mark Darr "troubling and serious."More >>
    (KATV)-Arkansas politicians on both sides called for Lt. Gov. Mark Darr's resignation Tuesday. Early today, Governor Mike Beebe called for Darr's resignation at the state capitol. Darr settled with the Arkansas Ethics Commission Monday and agreed to pay $11,000 dollars in fines, $1,000 dollars for 11 violations.More >>
  • Democrats seek to win Arkansas with minimum wage platform

    Democrats seek to win Arkansas with minimum wage platform

    LITTLE ROCK - A ballot initiative to increase minimum wage will be a major issue Democrats plan to pursue to win close elections in Arkansas in 2014.More >>
    LITTLE ROCK - A ballot initiative to increase minimum wage will be a major issue Democrats plan to pursue to win close elections in Arkansas in 2014.More >>
  • Huckabee 2016? He's praying about it

    Huckabee 2016? He's praying about it

    LITTLE ROCK - Mike Huckabee told a group of pastors at a meeting in Little Rock that only God can decide if he should run for president in 2016.More >>
    LITTLE ROCK - Mike Huckabee told a group of pastors at a meeting in Little Rock that only God can decide if he should run for president in 2016.More >>
  • Pryor: Cotton should cancel Miami fundraiser to pass Farm Bill

    Pryor: Cotton should cancel Miami fundraiser to pass Farm Bill

    LITTLE ROCK - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor wants his Republican rival in next year's election to ask that the U.S. House work next week on a farm bill.More >>
    LITTLE ROCK - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor said his Republican opponent in the 2014 senate election, Congressman Tom Cotton, should stay in Washington next week with Congress to work on passing a Farm Bill.More >>
  • Mark Pryor turns to the Bible in new campaign ad

    Mark Pryor turns to the Bible in new campaign ad

    Sen. Mark Pryor is out with a new ad offering a Biblical solution to the already heated 2014 U.S. Senate race in Arkansas.More >>
    Sen. Mark Pryor is out with a new ad offering a Biblical solution to the already heated 2014 U.S. Senate race in Arkansas.More >>
  • Capitol Security Video, Secret Recordings...in the Treasurer's Race?

    Capitol Security Video, Secret Recordings...in the Treasurer's Race?

    The race for the office of state treasurer got a lot more interesting this week...I'm talking Capitol security video, secretly recorded conversations and accusations of intimidation.More >>
    The race for the office of state treasurer got a lot more interesting this week...I'm talking Capitol security video, secretly recorded conversations, accusations of intimidation (seriously, I'm about to submit some ideas to the writers of Scandal).More >>
  • With Griffin out, the floodgates open in District 2

    With Griffin out, the floodgates open in District 2

    Last week, Representative Tim Griffin made the surprising announcement that he would not seek re-election to a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. That decision has made the race in DistrictMore >>
    Last week, Representative Tim Griffin made the surprising announcement that he would not seek re-election to a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives.More >>
  • Sing it with me! We're in the money...

    Sing it with me! We're in the money...

    Who isn't a sucker for a good old Rosemary Clooney tune? Sing it with me..."We're in the money. We're in the money. We've got a lot of what it takes to get along..."More >>
    Who isn't a sucker for a good old Rosemary Clooney tune? Sing it with me..."We're in the money. We're in the money. We've got a lot of what it takes to get along..."More >>
  • No surprise here: Gov. Beebe endorses Ross

    No surprise here: Gov. Beebe endorses Ross

    A special press conference on the steps of the State Capitol building yielded no surprises as Governor Mike Beebe endorsed Democrat Mike Ross in the race to become governor.More >>
    A special press conference on the steps of the State Capitol building yielded no surprises as Governor Mike Beebe endorsed Democrat Mike Ross in the race to become governor.More >>
  • A game of political dominos

    A game of political dominos

    Seven months into his term, Representative Tom Cotton is preparing for another election. But this time, the congressman - dubbed a rising star in the Republican Party - has his sights set on a Senate seat.More >>
    Seven months into his term, Representative Tom Cotton is preparing for another election. But this time, the congressman - dubbed a rising star in the Republican Party - has his sights set on a Senate seat.More >>