Arkansas Democrats Lead Republicans in Critical State Legislative Races According to New Poll, Indicating Razor-Thin Margins as General Election Starts

Leadership Says Republicans are Failing Arkansas, Governor Maternal Health Order “Simply is Not Enough; It’s Clear Black Maternal Health is Not a Priority for this Administration” LITTLE ROCK – Today, Democratic Party of Arkansas leadership released details from its first commissioned poll in nearly a decade. The results reveal a slight edge for Democratic state legislative candidates in critical state … Read More

Arkansas Democrats Respond to Sanders’s Latest Scandal PrisonGate: “Disgraceful Conduct by a Keyboard Administration”

LITTLE ROCK – Democratic Party of Arkansas Strategic Director Will Watson released the following statement after Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s absurd call for the resignation for the Board of Corrections Chair, Benny Magness: “Today is only the latest day in nearly a year of disgraceful conduct by a keyboard administration more committed to generating cable news hits and likes on … Read More

DPA Chair Responds to Mike Johnson’s Election as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

LITTLE ROCK – Democratic Party of Arkansas Chair Grant Tennille released the following statement after Mike Johnson was elected Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives:  “House Republicans voted in lockstep to elect the most extreme Speaker in the country’s history. Mike Johnson was a ringleader in the effort to overturn the 2020 election and hijack our Democracy. Johnson is anti-choice … Read More

Sanders Struggles: Governor Fails to Pass Top Legislative Priority in Chaotic, Unnecessary Special Session

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 14, 2023 Sanders Fails to Gut Arkansans’ Right to Public Records After Widespread, Bipartisan Backlash Erupted at the State Capitol LITTLE ROCK – Today, the first Special Session of the 94th General Assembly completed legislative work after a four-day, chaotic scene that saw a bipartisan group of citizens speak against and soundly defeat Governor Sarah … Read More

Democratic Response to Sanders & GOP Attack on Transparency

“The Governor should not get to hide how she spends our tax dollars or how the government makes decisions about policies that affect our families.” LITTLE ROCK – Today, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders called a special session of the General Assembly. Grant Tennille, Chair of the Democratic Party of Arkansas, released the following statement in response: “The Governor’s attempt to … Read More

Despite Impotent Federal Delegation, Arkansas Sees Historic Investment from Biden-Harris’ Inflation Reduction Act

“One year ago, the Biden-Harris Administration did what President Trump failed to do: they delivered historic investments in Arkansas, beating Big Pharma and ultra-wealthy special interests to pass the Inflation Reduction Act. Shamefully, every single Republican in Congress from Arkansas voted against it. The legislation is doing exactly what it promised: lowering healthcare and prescription drug costs for Arkansas families, bringing new jobs to our communities, and making the largest investment in climate in history.