Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's campaign says he raised more than $1.24 million in the final three months of 2013 in his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in Arkansas this fall.
Cotton's campaign on Thursday announced that Cotton had outraised Pryor, the two-term lawmaker he's challenging. Pryor announced earlier this month he had raised $1.1 million during the same fundraising period.
Jan. 31 is the deadline for federal candidates to file their year-end and fourth quarter fundraising reports.
The Arkansas Secretary of State's office says it has cleared the way for three proposed constitutional amendments to appear on this year's ballot, despite questions about who is in charge of preparing the ballot measure language.
An attorney with the secretary of state's office told lawmakers Thursday it had used language from the attorney general's office and from legislation to prepare the three proposals.
The measures must be published in May to appear on the ballot.
Arkansas legislators are trying to figure out how to clear the way for three proposedconstitutional amendments to appear on the ballot this November, after a new law made it unclear who is in charge of preparing the ballot measures' language.
A joint House and Senate panel is scheduled to discuss on Thursday how to prepare the measures' "popular name" that will appear on the ballot after a new law took away the attorney general's authority to do so. The law affects three proposed constitutional amendments that the Legislature voted last year to put on the ballot.
The Arkansas Forestry Commission says the danger of wildfires continues across Arkansas.
The commission said in a news release that low humidity levels of below 35 to 40 percent and wind gusts of 10 miles per hour and more will keep the fire danger high both Thursday and Friday.
Central Arkansas counties of Cleburne, Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pulaski, White, and Van Buren are under high fire danger conditions while the remainder of Arkansas is under a moderate fire danger warning.