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Governor takes GOP contest; Henderson gets nod for Democrats’ nomination

updated: 05/23/2018 11:41 a.m. Comments 5

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Jared Henderson each won his party's gubernatorial nomination Tuesday and will face each other in the Nov. 6 general election.

: Jared Henderson wins Democratic primary, will face Gov. Hutchinson in November

posted: 05/22/2018 9:23 p.m. Discuss

Former Teach for America executive Jared Henderson has won the Democratic nomination for governor.

VIDEO: Hutchinson wins Republican primary in governor's race

updated: 05/22/2018 9:33 p.m. Comments 5

Asa Hutchinson has secured the Republican nomination for re-election as Arkansas' governor, fending off a challenge from a Hot Springs gun range owner who criticized his conservative credentials.

Trump gives his support in Arkansas governor's race

posted: 05/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 14

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of Arkansas' primary elections, Gov. Asa Hutchinson headed to the White House to dine with the president, joining a few other Republican governors who are helping the administration to bolster the nation's border security.

Trump tweets endorsement of Arkansas governor after meeting on immigration

posted: 05/21/2018 6:28 p.m. Comments 4

After meeting with a group of Republican governors, President Donald Trump endorsed Asa Hutchinson on Monday, the day before the state's primary election.

Hutchinson extends his lead in funds for governor's race

posted: 05/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson boosted his campaign war chest by collecting another $700,000 in contributions, while his Republican foe, Jan Morgan, raised about $58,000 and Democratic candidate Jared Henderson received about $48,000, according to their latest campaign finance reports filed this week.

Casino families key donors for Arkansas governor

updated: 05/15/2018 2:09 p.m. Comments 4

Family members and executives connected with Arkansas' two casino gambling-style establishments -- Oaklawn Racing and Gaming in Hot Springs and Southland Park Gaming and Racing in West Memphis -- are among the largest donors so far to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's re-election campaign.

Arkansas governor hopefuls weigh in on hog farm, Plant Board, taxes, teacher pay, more

updated: 05/10/2018 11:41 a.m. Comments 15

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jan Morgan on Wednesday assailed Gov. Asa Hutchinson over a state agency's denial earlier this year of a hog farm's application for a new operating permit in the Buffalo National River's watershed.

Arkansas governor: No grocery tax rise

posted: 05/04/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday that he doesn't support increasing the state's sales tax on groceries.

Arkansas gubernatorial candidate suspends gun-prize fundraiser

posted: 05/01/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jan Morgan said Monday that her campaign has temporarily suspended a "gun giveaway promotion" for contributions and will resolve questions about its legality, a day after former state Rep. Nate Bell of Mena charged that Morgan's campaign was conducting illegal raffles to raise campaign funds.

ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S RACE: For Democrats Henderson, Sanders, pot, schools on radar in their primary

updated: 04/30/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 18

The Democratic gubernatorial primary pits a hair braider who wants to legalize recreational marijuana and a former Teach for America executive who wants Arkansas to become the top state in which to be a public school teacher.

ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S RACE: Hutchinson, Morgan list guns, tax cuts among priorities in Republican contest

updated: 04/30/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 11

Jan Morgan often calls Gov. Asa Hutchinson “a big government, tax-and-spend, establishment progressive,” in her bid to defeat the governor in the May 22 Republican primary election.

GOP governor candidate Jan Morgan raises $26,000 in March

posted: 04/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jan Morgan raised more than $26,000 in campaign contributions in March, according to her latest campaign finance report.

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