The Green Papers: Arkansas 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 20 May 2014
✓ Runoff (AG-R): Tuesday 10 June 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Monday 3 March 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor party.
Tuesday 20 May 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:30a CDT (1230 UTC) to 7:30p CDT (0030 UTC).
Tuesday 10 June 2014 - Runoff (AG-R). Polling hours 7:30a CDT (1230 UTC) to 7:30p CDT (0030 UTC).
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:30a CST (1330 UTC) to 7:30p CST (0130 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:2,926,229 (0.94% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Little Rock
 

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Arkansas State and Local Government

Arkansas 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


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.


Arkansas 20 May 2014 primary contests proceeding to runoff: If no candidate receives 50% of the vote in the primary, the top 2 vote getters will advance to a 10 June 2014 runoff.

  • Attorney General Republican: Leslie Rutledge (WINNER) v David Sterling.

20 May 2014 Primary certified returns from the Arkansas Secretary of State.

10 June 2014 Runoff certified returns from the Arkansas Secretary of State.

4 November 2014 General Election certified returns as of 11 December 2014 from the Arkansas Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Senator Mark Lunsford Pryor
First elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 478,819 56.50% Congressman Thomas B. "Tom" Cotton
CD 4

FEC S4AR00103; 24 Nov 14; Tot $13,468,643; Dsb $13,505,959
  Candidate Democratic 334,174 39.43% Senator Mark Lunsford Pryor
FEC S0AR00028; 24 Nov 14; Tot $11,602,700; Dsb $13,097,581
  Candidate Libertarian 17,210 2.03% Nathan LaFrance
FEC S4AR00129
  Candidate Green 16,797 1.98% Mark H. Swaney
FEC S4AR00111
  Candidate Scattering 505 0.06% Write-In
  Candidate Write-in     Scott Pfleegor
FEC S4AR00137
Total 847,505 100.00%  

Class 3 Republican Senator John Nichols Boozman
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator John Nichols Boozman
FEC S0AR00150

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime, All Governors

Chair up for regular election
Open
Democratic Governor Mike Beebe
First elected: 2006, re-elected: 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At term limit
 ** Open Chair (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 470,429 55.44% former Secretary for Border and Transportation Security Asa Hutchinson
U.S. Congressman 3 January 1997 - 6 August 2001
  Candidate Democratic 352,115 41.49% former Congressman Michael Avery "Mike" Ross
Served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 3 January 2001 through 3 January 2013.
  Candidate Libertarian 16,319 1.92% Dekalb Township Constable Frank Gilbert
  Candidate Green 9,729 1.15% J. Joshua "Josh" Drake
Total 848,592 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Republican Lieutenant Governor Mark A. Darr
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Vacant Office - 9 January 2014: The Arkansas Legislature (Republican majority in both houses) proceeds to impeach Lieutenant Governor Mark A. Darr (Republican) over ethics violations regarding campaign finance and office spending.
10 January 2014: Lieutenant Governor Darr announces his resignation effective 1 February.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 479,673 57.16% Congressman John Timothy "Tim" Griffin
Congressman CD 2
  Candidate Democratic 324,260 38.64% State Highway Commissioner John Burkhalter
11 June 2013: Switched from Governor to Lieutenant Governor.
  Candidate Libertarian 35,257 4.20% Christopher "Chris" Olson
Total 839,190 100.00%  

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (2 Renominated, 2 Open)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 124,139 63.25% Congressman Eric Alan "Rick" Crawford
FEC H0AR01083; 24 Nov 14; Tot $906,275; Dsb $639,920
  Candidate Democratic 63,555 32.38% Heber Springs Mayor Jackie McPherson
FEC H4AR01051; 24 Nov 14; Tot $284,673; Dsb $276,175
  Candidate Libertarian 8,562 4.36% Brian Scott "Scotty" Willhite
FEC H4AR01069
Total 196,256 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman John Timothy "Tim" Griffin
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 21 October 2013: Not running for re-election-- "We have decided that now is the time for me to focus intently on my top priority, my family, as Elizabeth and I raise our two young children..."
13 February 2014: Announced his candidacy for Lieutenant Governor.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 123,073 51.86% James French "French" Hill
FEC H4AR02141; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,197,496; Dsb $2,079,632
  Candidate Democratic 103,477 43.60% former North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Henry "Pat" Hays
FEC H4AR02133; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,565,130; Dsb $1,563,667
  Candidate Libertarian 10,590 4.46% Debbie Standiford
FEC H4AR02174
  Candidate Scattering 190 0.08% Write-In
  Candidate Write-in     Charles Neely
FEC H4AR02182
Total 237,330 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 151,630 79.41% Congressman Stephen A. "Steve" Womack
FEC H0AR03055; 24 Nov 14; Tot $966,463; Dsb $545,392
  Candidate Libertarian 39,305 20.59% Grant Brand
FEC H4AR03057
Total 190,935 100.00%  

Incumbent - 113th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman Thomas B. "Tom" Cotton
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 31 July 2013: Running for the U.S. Senate in 2014
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 110,789 53.75% state Representative Bruce Westerman
FEC H4AR04048; 24 Nov 14; Tot $1,045,691; Dsb $914,545
  Candidate Democratic 87,742 42.57% former FEMA Director James Lee Witt
FEC H4AR04063; 18 Dec 14; Tot $1,189,667; Dsb $1,189,667
  Candidate Libertarian 7,598 3.69% Ken Hamilton
FEC H4AR04071
  Candidate Scattering 2 0.00% Write-In
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Janis Kent Percefull
Previously affiliated with the Democrats.

FEC H4AR04030; 31 Mar 14; Tot $11,505; Dsb $13,147
Total 206,131 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State Mark Martin
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Secretary of State is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 506,384 60.61% Secretary of State Mark Martin
  Candidate Democratic 292,878 35.06% Arkansas County Election Commissioner Susan Inman
  Candidate Libertarian 36,159 4.33% Jacob D. Holloway
Total 835,421 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Attorney General Dustin McDaniel
First elected: 2006, re-elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - At Term Limit
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 430,799 51.61% Leslie Rutledge
  Candidate Democratic 360,680 43.21% state Representative Nate Steel
  Candidate Libertarian 43,245 5.18% Aaron Cash
Total 834,724 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Treasurer Charles Robinson
Appointed: 29 May 2013 (re: resignation of Treasurer Martha A. Shoffner)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 466,959 56.38% Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan
  Candidate Democratic 308,663 37.27% Karen Sealy Garcia
  Candidate Libertarian 52,640 6.36% Chris Hayes
Total 828,262 100.00%  
 
Treasurer Martha A. Shoffner (Democrat) was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. She resigned on 21 May 2013 following her 18 May 2013 arrest on Federal charges of corruption. On 29 May 2013, Governor Mike Beebe (Democrat) appointed retired Legislative Auditor Charles Robinson (Democrat) to fill the remainder of the term. Auditor Robinson is not eligible to run for the office.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Auditor Charlie Daniels
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 7 May 2013: Retiring as the end of his term.
Served as Secretary of State 2002-2010.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 471,211 57.17% state Representative Andrea Lea
  Candidate Democratic 308,285 37.40% Regina Stewart Hampton
  Candidate Libertarian 44,702 5.42% Brian Leach
Total 824,198 100.00%  

Commissioner of State Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: No one can serve more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime

Seat up for regular election Republican State Lands Commissioner John M. Thurston
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Commissioner of State Lands is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 20 May 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 471,848 57.17% State Lands Commissioner John M. Thurston
  Candidate Democratic 302,048 36.59% Mark A. Robertson
  Candidate Libertarian 51,518 6.24% Elvis D. Presley
Total 825,414 100.00%  
 

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): 5 incumbents, 11 candidates
  Republican: 8 incumbents, 13 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 12 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Conservative USA
  Justice Party
  Natural Law (affiliates)
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 3 candidates
  Write-in: 3 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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"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.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Arkansas Secretary of State Presents: Vote Naturally | Accurate, Accessible. For Arkansas
  Secretary of State: Elections Department
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Arkansas General Assembly
  Arkansas House of Representatives
  Arkansas Senate
Democratic
  The Democratic Party of Arkansas
Republican
  The Republican Party of Arkansas
Third Party
  Arkansas Libertarian Party
  Arkansas Right to Life
  Conservative Party USA Arkansas
  Constitution Party of Arkansas
  Green Party of Arkansas
  Justice Party of Arkansas
  Natural Law Party of Arkansas
  The Unity Party of Arkansas
Media & others
  Arkansas Business.com - Little Rock
  Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Little Rock
  Arkansas News Bureau
  Arkansas Times - Little Rock
  Batesville Daily Guard
  DMOZ - Arkansas
  Evening Times - West Memphis
  KAIT TV - ABC - Jonesboro
  KARK TV - NBC - ArkansasMatters - Little Rock
  KATV TV - ABC - Little Rock
  KLRT TV - FOX - Little Rock
  KTHV - CBS - Little Rock
  Lynch at Large
  Magnolia Reporter - Magnolia
  NWANews.com - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Fayetteville
  Pine Bluff Commercial
  Politics1.com - Arkansas
  Talk Business River Rock Communications
  The Arkansas Project
  The Atkins Chronicle - The Dover Times
  The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home
  The Jonesboro Sun
  The Leader - Jacksonville
  The Morning News - Springdale - Rogers - Bentonville - Fayetteville
  The Sentinel-Record - Hot Springs
  The Times Dispatch - Lawrence County
  The Times Record - Fort Smith
  TheCabin.net - Log Cabin Democrat of Conway
  Van Buren Press Argus

 


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