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Arkansas voters to select party nominees at polls Tuesday

Governor, 3 congressional races among ballot toppers

By Michael R. Wickline

This article was originally published May 20, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. Updated May 21, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Pulaski County voting locations.

How to obtain a sample ballot

In Tuesday's primary, Arkansas voters will decide whether Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson survives a challenge from gun-range owner Jan Morgan.

Pulaski County voting locations.

How to obtain a sample ballot

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RBear says... May 20, 2018 at 7:40 a.m.

Morgan's statement about who she supports shows how non-committal she really is. "I support the most conservative candidates in every race. We all know who they are." So who are they, Jan? We'd love to know who else is BSC in the state.
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In the 2nd Congressional Democratic primary, I expect Tucker to score a win against the other candidates who don't really represent all the voters of the 2nd. In fact, I would say they don't represent all the voters of Pulaski County. Where I've seem the most signs for Spencer and Combs have been in the Heights or along Fair Park Avenue. With 30+ undecided and with Tucker's strong polling lead, I expect Tucker will be the nominee.
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Then we can start digging into the record and failures of French Hill in the district and there are many. The goal will be to motivate Democratic voters to turn out in the 2nd and to focus on independents.

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dunk7474 says... May 20, 2018 at 10:46 a.m.

All democrats should register as republicans and vote Asa out. Even the NRA doesn't like him. The voters pass a law and Asa just tells them to stick it where the moon doesn't shine.

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RBBrittain says... May 20, 2018 at 11:20 a.m.

Nothing in either this article or its sidebars shows that sample ballots for Pulaski County are on your voter registration record at the Circuit/County Clerk's website. (The address is at the top of the precinct list.) The Secretary of State is NOT the only source for election information, even if he is the only one of your preferred political party.
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Also, your sample "ballot" (shoulda used the quotes in the title also) includes a Court of Appeals race that is only on the ballot in 18 North Central Arkansas counties (including Faulkner, Conway, Van Buren & Cleburne), but *not* in the rest of Central Arkansas (or in NWA unless you count Boone & Newton Counties). Far fewer voters know the Court of Appeals districts than the congressional districts; putting that race on a statewide sample "ballot" only confuses voters and undercuts the ADG's statewide newspaper tradition.

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RBBrittain says... May 20, 2018 at 11:55 a.m.

@RBear: I think the 2nd District Dems will be a runoff between Tucker and either Combs, who seems to be strongest among social media progressives (she organized the Little Rock Women's March), or Dunkley, who AFAIK hasn't really pushed his advantage among African American voters but still could get that plus a part of the fractured progressive vote. The runoff result will depend on how well the No. 2 candidate can bring together those not committed to Tucker. Still, I think any of the four could rally the left (including the money currently going to Tucker) and mount a strong challenge to Hill in the fall.
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@dunk7474: Maybe outside the 2nd District, but the 2nd District race and the contested Dem races in Pulaski County (especially sheriff, with no Republicans running) will likely keep the Dems at home here. (You don't "register" for a party primary in Arkansas; we've had open primaries for decades. You CAN list a party on your voter registration in Arkansas, but that's rare even among politicos.)

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GeneralMac says... May 20, 2018 at 1:11 p.m.

Just say NO to Courtney Goodson on election day.

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GeneralMac says... May 20, 2018 at 1:13 p.m.

....." she organized the Little Rock Women's march "..

Judging from the picture of the clowns in that pro-abortion march, I doubt it was " organized" at all.

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RBear says... May 20, 2018 at 5:45 p.m.

RBBritain if there were only one progressive, I would agree with you. However, anytime you get a three-way split among voters of the same ideology (strong conservatives or strong progressives) it will fracture that vote too much to benefit any single one of them. Regardless, Ds in the 2nd got a great race this election.

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hurricane46 says... May 21, 2018 at 10:37 a.m.

No one is "pro abortion", your statement doesn't make any sense.

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GeneralMac says... May 21, 2018 at 1:29 p.m.

The person who makes an appointment for an abortion and pays the bill certainly IS pro-abortion.

Evidently some pro-abortion people think abortion is so darn funny.
That old gray haired lady laughing hysterically and the dufus guy sucking on his fingers trying to whistle.

Carrying on like it was a gay pride parade.

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