Roby Brock

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Roby Brock of TalkBusiness.net covers business and political news happening in Arkansas.

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Arkansas Election 2014
4:12 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

VIDEO: Barth, Reed: Security Moms And Cannibalizing The Election Base

Credit Talk Business & Politics

Dr. Jay Barth and Clint Reed offered their thoughts on the latest round of Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College polling that included insights on key demographics in the Arkansas electorate. The two men appeared as part of a political roundtable on this week’s edition of Talk Business & Politics, which airs on Sundays at 9 a.m. on KATV, Channel 7 and Monday nights at 6:06 p.m. on KUAR-FM 89.1.

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10:53 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Latest Poll Shows Hutchinson Leading Race For Arkansas Governor

Asa Hutchinson, the GOP nominee for Arkansas Governor, has an 8-point lead over his Democratic rival, Mike Ross, according to a new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College Poll.

Q: In the race for Governor, the candidates are Libertarian Frank Gilbert, Green Party Candidate Joshua Drake, Republican Asa Hutchinson, and Democrat Mike Ross. If the election for Governor were today, which candidate would you support?

2.5% Libertarian Frank Gilbert
2% Green candidate Joshua Drake
49% Republican Asa Hutchinson
41% Democrat Mike Ross
5.5% Undecided

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Local & Regional News
5:36 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Poll Shows Tight Race For Arkansas 4th District, Womack With Wide Lead In 3rd

Arkansas’ open Fourth District Congressional race suddenly got interesting. In a new Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College Poll, Republican Bruce Westerman still has a lead over his Democratic rival, James Lee Witt, but the margin has shrunk from 14 to two points.

In late July, Westerman led Witt 48-34%, but now his lead stands at 44-42% in a new survey of 607 likely Fourth District voters.

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Local & Regional News
6:35 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

New Poll Suggests Cotton Expanding Lead In Race For Senate

Sen. Mark Pryor and Rep. Tom Cotton

Republican Rep. Tom Cotton has stretched his lead against Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor, according to a new poll released by Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College.

Q. In the race for U.S. Senate, the candidates are Democrat Senator Mark Pryor, Republican Congressman Tom Cotton, Libertarian Nathan LaFrance, and Green Party Candidate Mark Swaney. If the election for U.S. Senate were today, which candidate would you support?

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10:03 am
Mon October 20, 2014

New Poll: Hays Has Small Lead In 2nd District, Crawford Comfortable Lead In 1st

The latest Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College Poll shows First District Republican Cong. Rick Crawford with a comfortable lead over his Democratic opponent, Jackie McPherson, while the battle for an open Second District Congressional seat has Democrat Pat Hays ahead of GOP rival French Hill.

FIRST DISTRICT

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Local & Regional News
3:29 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Poll On Arkansas Ballot Issues Shows Mixed Results

Three of the five measures that are likely to be on the November 4th ballot are polling with different degrees of voter support, according to a new battery of surveys from Talk Business & Politics and Hendrix College.

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7:46 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Former President Clinton Returning To Hope For Fourth District Rally

Former President Bill Clinton speaking last week at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Talk Business & Politics has learned that former President Bill Clinton will return to his birthplace of Hope, Arkansas for a political rally this Saturday, Oct. 18.

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Local & Regional News
11:03 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Candidates For U.S. Senate To Finally Faceoff In Debates

Sen. Mark Pryor and Rep. Tom Cotton

After a year-and-a-half of attack ads and press releases, Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, will debate on the same stage twice this week: first on Monday in a debate sponsored by AETN, and then on Tuesday in Fayetteville in a debate that will be broadcast on the state’s ABC stations across Arkansas and CSPAN nationwide.

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8:31 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Disclosed Leslie Rutledge Email Heats Up Attorney General’s Race

Leslie Rutledge at KUAR in May 2014.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

The Arkansas Attorney General’s contest centered on race Thursday after a report of a seven-year old email from the GOP nominee was made public.

The Blue Hog Report reported Thursday that Republican Attorney General candidate Leslie Rutledge sent an email in October 2007 that blogger Matt Campbell said was “written in an overtly racist patois.” The email, sent when Rutledge was an employee of the Department of Human Services, said it was a “true story and email from a friend of mine… she works d’town with battered women, etc.”

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4:01 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

El Dorado Recycling Plant To Expand, Add 120 New Employees

Clean Harbors broke ground on Tuesday for a new incineration unit in El Dorado.

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