The Green Papers: Arkansas 2010 Midterm Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 18 May 2010
Runoff (Sen-D, CD 1-D, CD 2-D, CD 3-R, Land-D): Tuesday 8 June 2010
General Election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
Governor:1 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
2002-2010 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
2000 Census:2,679,733 (0.95% of 281,998,273)
Capital:Little Rock
Tuesday 18 May 2010 polling hours 7:30a CDT (1230 UTC) to 7:30p CDT (0030 UTC).
Tuesday 8 June 2010 polling hours 7:30a CDT (1230 UTC) to 7:30p CDT (0030 UTC).
Tuesday 2 November 2010 polling hours 7:30a CDT (1230 UTC) to 7:30p CDT (0030 UTC).
 

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Arkansas State and Local Government


The state legislators who will meet over the two years from 2009 through 2010 will make up the 87th ARKANSAS GENERAL ASSEMBLY.


Primary elections are for Democratic and Republican candidates only. If no candidate receives at least 50% of the vote, a runoff between the two top vote-getters will be held.


18 May 2010 primary:

Any Runoff(s) which might be necessary as a result of today's voting are scheduled for Tuesday 8 June 2010

heading to Runoff

  • U.S. Senate, Dem: incumbent Senator Blanche Lincoln (45%) vs. Lt. Governor Bill Halter (43%)
  • U.S. House: CD 1, Dem: Chad Causey (27%) vs. Tim Wooldridge (39%)
  • U.S. House: CD 2, Dem: Joyce Elliott (40%) vs. Robbie Wills (28%)
  • U.S. House: CD 3, Rep: Steve Womack (31%) vs. Cecile H. Bledsoe (13%)
  • Secretary of State , Dem: Pat O'Brien (49%) vs. Mark Wilcox (35%)
  • State Land Commissioner, Dem: L J Bryant (40%) vs. Monty Davenport (38%)

ARKANSAS PRIMARY results from a media source
ARKANSAS PRIMARY results from a media source
ARKANSAS PRIMARY returns from an official source


8 June 2010 Runoffs
ARKANSAS RUNOFFS results from a media source.

There are runoffs for the following nominations:

  • DEMOCRAT-- U.S. Senator (Class 3 seat) -- Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln renominated.
  • DEMOCRAT-- U.S. House of Representatives: 1st District -- Chad Causey nominated.
  • DEMOCRAT-- U.S. House of Representatives: 2nd District -- state Senator Joyce Ann Elliott nominated.
  • REPUBLICAN-- U.S. House of Representatives: 3rd District -- Rogers Mayor Stephen A. "Steve" Womack nominated.
  • DEMOCRAT-- Secretary of State -- Pulaski Circuit/County Clerk Pat O'Brien nominated.
  • DEMOCRAT-- State Lands Commissioner -- LJ Bryant nominated.

2 November 2010
General Election returns from an official source.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 111th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator Mark Lunsford Pryor
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

Class 3
Seat up for election
Democratic Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln
First elected: 1998; re-elected: 2004.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1992, 1994]
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 8 June 2010 Runoff
  Elected Republican 451,618 57.19% Congressman John Nichols Boozman
6 February 2010: Congressman Boozman announced his Senatorial Bid

FEC S0AR00150; 31 Dec 10; Tot $3,057,796; Dsb $3,165,777
  Candidate Democratic 288,156 36.49% Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln
Won the 8 June 2010 runoff. Received 45% in the 18 May 2010 primary.

FEC S8AR00112; 31 Dec 10; Tot $10,752,803; Dsb $11,545,776
  Candidate Independent 25,234 3.20% Ronald Trevor "Trevor" Drown
FEC S0AR00135; 31 Dec 10; Tot $44,656; Dsb $38,691
  Candidate Green 14,430 1.83% Greenland Mayor John Laney Gray, III
FEC S0AR00184; 10 Nov 10; Tot $4,448; Dsb $4,127
  Candidate Scattering 9,109 1.15% Total Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 519 0.07% Write-In
  Candidate Scattering 424 0.05% Total Over Votes
  Candidate Write-in; (Green) 143 0.02% Stephan Frank "Troublemaker" Hercher
FEC S0AR00192
Total 789,633 100.00%  

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

Chair up for election Democratic Governor Mike Beebe
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2006
Chair up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 503,336 63.73% Governor Mike Beebe
  Candidate Republican 262,784 33.27% Jim Keet
  Candidate Green 14,513 1.84% Jim Lendall
  Candidate Scattering 8,158 1.03% Total Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 700 0.09% Write-In
  Candidate Scattering 211 0.03% Total Over Votes
  Candidate Write-in 66 0.01% Elvis D. "Joey Elvis" Presley
  Candidate Write-in 49 0.01% Billy Roper
Nationalist Party of America
  Candidate Write-in 20 0.00% David E. Dinwiddie
Total 789,837 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Lieutenant Governor William A. "Bill" Halter
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - 5 January 2008: Made a preliminary announcement that he will run for Governor in 2010.
November 2009 update: May run for Senate in 2010.
1 March 2010: Announced that he would run for Senate.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 389,690 49.44% Mark Darr
  Candidate Democratic 373,591 47.40% state Senator Shane Broadway
  Candidate Scattering 24,815 3.15% Total Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 56 0.01% Total Over Votes
Total 788,152 100.00%  

111th U.S. House of Representatives  2 year term, Election Cycle 2008, 2010. No Term Limit. 111th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
3 Democratic (2 Open, 1 Renominated);
1 Republican (1 Open)

CD 1
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Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Congressman Marion Berry
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - 25 January 2010: Announced retirement
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 93,224 50.21% Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
FEC H0AR01083; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,330,034; Dsb $1,249,957
  Candidate Democratic 78,267 42.15% Chad Causey
Congressman Marion Berry's Chief of Staff.
Won the 8 June 2010 runoff. Received 27% in the 18 May 2010 primary.

FEC H0AR01109; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,631,218; Dsb $1,613,859
  Candidate Green 8,320 4.48% Ken Adler
FEC H0AR01182
  Candidate Scattering 5,440 2.93% Total Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 205 0.11% Write-In
  Candidate Write-in 196 0.11% Mickey Vernon Higgins
FEC H0AR01158
  Candidate Scattering 19 0.01% Total Over Votes
Total 185,671 100.00%  

CD 2
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Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Congressman Victor Frederick "Vic" Snyder
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - 15 January 2010: Announced he will not seek an 8th term.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 122,091 57.17% John Timothy "Tim" Griffin
FEC H0AR02107; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,855,574; Dsb $1,773,138
  Candidate Democratic 80,687 37.78% state Senator Joyce Ann Elliott
Won the 8 June 2010 runoff. Received 40% in the 18 May 2010 primary.

FEC H0AR02131; 31 Dec 10; Tot $1,019,589; Dsb $1,019,383
  Candidate Independent 4,421 2.07% Lance Levi
FEC H0AR02172
  Candidate Green 3,599 1.69% Lewis Kennedy
FEC H0AR02180
  Candidate Scattering 2,669 1.25% Total Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 54 0.03% Write-In
  Candidate Scattering 34 0.02% Total Over Votes
  Candidate Write-in 14 0.01% Danial Suits
FEC H8AR02118
Total 213,569 100.00%  

CD 3
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Seat up for election
Open
Republican Congressman John Nichols Boozman
First elected: 20 November 2001- in a Special Election re: the resignation of Asa Hutchinson, 6 August 2001
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - 6 February 2010: Congressman Boozman announced his bid for the Senate Class 3 Seat
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 148,581 70.83% Rogers Mayor Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
Won the 8 June 2010 runoff. Received 31% in the 18 May 2010 primary.

FEC H0AR03055; 31 Dec 10; Tot $717,893; Dsb $641,112
  Candidate Democratic 56,542 26.96% David Jeffrey Whitaker
FEC H0AR03030; 31 Dec 10; Tot $81,700; Dsb $76,762
  Candidate Scattering 4,612 2.20% Total Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 24 0.01% Total Over Votes
Total 209,759 100.00%  

CD 4
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Seat up for election
Democratic Congressman Michael Avery "Mike" Ross
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 102,479 56.78% Congressman Michael Avery "Mike" Ross
FEC H0AR04038; 31 Dec 10; Tot $2,426,275; Dsb $3,012,722
  Candidate Republican 71,526 39.63% Beth Anne Rankin
FEC H0AR04079; 31 Dec 10; Tot $602,998; Dsb $595,651
  Candidate Green 4,129 2.29% Joshua Drake
FEC H8AR04098
  Candidate Scattering 2,349 1.30% Total Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 6 0.00% Total Over Votes
Total 180,489 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Secretary of State Charlie Daniels
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - At term limit. Running for Auditor in 2010.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 392,468 49.74% state Representative Mark Martin
  Candidate Democratic 372,123 47.16% Pulaski Circuit/County Clerk Pat O'Brien
headed for Runoff: 8 June 2010. Received 49% in the 18 May 2010 primary.
  Candidate Scattering 24,411 3.09% Total Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 50 0.01% Total Over Votes
Total 789,052 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election Democratic Attorney General Dustin McDaniel
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 525,940 66.68% Attorney General Dustin McDaniel
  Candidate Green 193,658 24.55% Rebekah Kennedy
  Candidate Scattering 63,981 8.11% Total Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 3,216 0.41% Write-In
  Candidate Write-in 1,902 0.24% Marc Rosson
  Candidate Scattering 107 0.01% Total Over Votes
Total 788,804 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election Democratic Treasurer Martha A. Shoffner
• Re-elected Tuesday 2 November 2010
First elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Renominated - 18 May 2010 Primary
  Elected Democratic 479,701 60.98% Treasurer Martha A. Shoffner
  Candidate Green 230,594 29.31% Bobby Tullis
  Candidate Scattering 76,289 9.70% Total Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 113 0.01% Total Over Votes
Total 786,697 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic Auditor Jim Wood
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - At term limit
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Democratic 506,606 64.35% Secretary of State Charlie Daniels
  Candidate Green 210,476 26.73% Mary Hughes-Willis
  Candidate Scattering 70,139 8.91% Total Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 66 0.01% Total Over Votes
Total 787,287 100.00%  

Commissioner of State Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2006, 2010

Seat up for election
Open
Democratic State Lands Commissioner Mark Wilcox
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2006
Seat up for election: Tuesday 2 November 2010
Open Seat - At term limit. Running for Secretary of State in 2010.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
  Elected Republican 396,263 50.22% John M. Thurston
  Candidate Democratic 355,996 45.12% L.J. Bryant
Won the 8 June 2010 runoff. Received 40% in the 18 May 2010 primary.
  Candidate Scattering 36,707 4.65% Total Under Votes
  Candidate Scattering 50 0.01% Total Over Votes
Total 789,016 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 12 incumbents, 12 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Green (affiliates): 9 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 29 candidates
  Write-in: 7 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


 


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