Arkansas Elections Third Quarter Fundraising Deadline Today - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Arkansas Elections Third Quarter Fundraising Deadline Today

Posted: Updated:

Fundraising and campaign expenditures for Arkansas elections in the third quarter were filed today, revealing some surprising numbers in the Arkansas gubernatorial election.

Democrat Mike Ross out raised Republican Asa Hutchinson by almost double. Hutchinson brought in $393,180.93 in the third quarter, while Ross pulled in $1.12 million.

"I think the fact that in just six short months, or really in 5 and a half months raised more than 3 million dollars, I think demonstrates we've got a lot of support from people all over the state and I think we're going to be ready to run the best organized grass roots campaign that Arkansas has ever seen next year," Mike Ross told Channel 7 News.

The Arkansas Democratic Party told Channel 7 News that the weak fundraising from Hutchinson should bring to question if enthusiasm is lacking for Hutchinson, who ran for governor in 2006.

Hutchinson's campaign manager, Jon Gilmore said to look at the most recent poll.

"We expect the Democratic Party to attack Asa Hutchinson as he is beating Mike Ross in every public poll including one released just yesterday. Furthermore, we are engaged in a primary while Mike Ross has no primary challenger," Gilmore said in a statement.

In a Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll released yesterday, Hutchinson lead Ross by 4 points, 41 to 37 percent, with 22 percent still undecided.

Hutchinson's cash on hand is at $1 million, but that also includes $62,000 loan to his campaign last month. Ross's cash on hand is $2.396 million dollars.

Hutchinson is also facing two others in the primary, Debra Hobbs, who brought in $4,705 and Curtis Coleman, who brought in $70,657.

In the already heated senate race, Republican Congressman Tom Cotton, who is challenging Mark Pryor for Senate raised $1.069 million dollars, while Democratic Senator Mark Pryor raised $1.067 million. Though this quarter fundraising is toe to toe, their cash on hand varies, with Pryor having $4.4 million compared to Cotton's $1.8 million.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Homeless man charged with murder, local shelter reacts.

    Homeless man charged with murder, local shelter reacts.

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:53:52 GMT
    Little Rock (KATV)---The homeless man who is being charged with first degree murder is being held on a $1 million bond. Little Rock police say 45 year old Leslie Webb got the attention of officers at La Harpe Boulevard and State Street Tuesday night. The report stated that Webb told an officer he was staying near 1400 North Street. Webb then told officers that a man woke him up by shining a light in this face, and then started hitting Webb with it. Police say that officers saw a noticeable am...More >>
    Little Rock (KATV)---The homeless man who is being charged with first degree murder is being held on a $1 million bond. Little Rock police say 45 year old Leslie Webb got the attention of officers at La Harpe Boulevard and State Street Tuesday night. The report stated that Webb told an officer he was staying near 1400 North Street. Webb then told officers that a man woke him up by shining a light in this face, and then started hitting Webb with it. Police say that officers saw a noticeable am...More >>
  • Little Rock man arrested for breaking in sister's home and stealing thousands in items

    Little Rock man arrested for breaking in sister's home and stealing thousands in items

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:43:25 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) --A Little Rock man remains in jail after police say he broke in and stole thousands of dollars worth of items from his own sister. Christiney Harvey told police after returning home from being in the hospital for several days she noticed the front window to her home shattered, and the door open. Little Rock police tell us they have arrested Harvey’s brother, 25-year-old Gregory Fisher, for breaking into her home on Potter Street. According to the police report bank cards,...More >>
    LITTLE ROCK (KATV) --A Little Rock man remains in jail after police say he broke in and stole thousands of dollars worth of items from his own sister. Christiney Harvey told police after returning home from being in the hospital for several days she noticed the front window to her home shattered, and the door open. Little Rock police tell us they have arrested Harvey’s brother, 25-year-old Gregory Fisher, for breaking into her home on Potter Street. According to the police report bank cards,...More >>
  • A slight risk for severe weather today

    A slight risk for severe weather today

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:04:29 GMT
    A cold air mass will remain over Arkansas this Christmas holiday. With sunshine on this Christmas Eve we'll see highs only in the upper 30s to mid 40's over the state.More >>
    Warm conditions will dominate the upcoming weekend and beyondMore >>