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Candidates for DPA Officer Positions

LITTLE ROCK — The Democratic Party of Arkansas will hold Party Officer Elections at its regularly scheduled State Committee Meeting on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Elections for Executive Committee will follow the elections for Party Officer Positions. During this process, State Committee Members will break into Congressional District caucuses to elect two women and two men to serve a two-year …

Mayor-elect Frank Scott Jr. Brings Change and History to Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK — Come January, Arkansas’s capital city will have a new leader. Former highway commissioner Frank Scott Jr. defeated former Little Rock school district superintendent Baker Kurrus in a runoff on Tuesday, 58 to 42 percent. Scott will become the first African-American elected to lead Little Rock, a city that was at the center of the school desegregation crisis 60 …

GOP’s Rapert Scared Of Muslims, Says They Shouldn’t Vote Or Hold Office

Arkansas State Senator Jason Rapert is putting his foot in his mouth again… The Arkansas Faith Caucus of the Democratic Party of Arkansas today responded to social media posts by state Senator Jason Rapert (R-Bigelow) saying that Muslims should not be serving in elected office and do not deserve to be represented.     (NOTE: After the publication of this …

Gov. Hutchinson’s Work Requirement is Arbitrary and Political

Did you see the negative headlines about Arkansas? “More than 12,000 Medicaid beneficiaries in Arkansas have lost coverage for not complying with the state’s work requirements, according to data released by the state on Thursday. In the past month alone, 3,815 beneficiaries lost coverage for failing to meet the work requirements for three straight months. Arkansas began phasing in work …

Let’s Talk About the Midterms in Arkansas, Part One

For the first time since 2012, the Democratic Party of Arkansas flipped two statehouse seats. Those successful candidates are a part of something. And their work shows how this party keeps moving forward. Our party recruited and fielded the most impressive slate of candidates that our state has seen in a generation. These candidates were not fueled by political careerism …

Republicans Call French Hill Ad Racist, But Don’t Address Their Other Dishonesty

LITTLE ROCK — Representative Michael John Gray, Democratic Party of Arkansas Chairman, released the following statement after Doyle Webb, the Republican Party of Arkansas Chairman, filed an ethics complaint against a pro-French Hill PAC.   “I want to commend Chairman Doyle Webb and the RPA for calling the radio advertisement running in support of Congressman French Hill ‘racist’ and requesting its …