Republicans Win Big In Arkansas Races

Nov 6, 2012

For the first time since before the Civil War, Republicans Tuesday night won control of both chambers of the Arkansas Legislature.

Republican incumbents from Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives also won re-election, while Tom Cotton won the 4th district seat being vacated by Democrat Mike Ross.

But the margins in the state House and Senate weren't as wide as Republican leaders had hoped, suggesting both parties will still have to work together in reaching mutually satisfying agreements in the coming legislative session.

Below you can hear highlights of KUAR's election night coverage with reporters in the field and in-studio analysis Hendrix College Political Science Chair Jay Barth and former political columnist Rex Nelson, who was also an aide to former Governor Mike Huckabee.