Arkansas Primary Elections 2014

Election vote
Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Election officials say turnout is light around the state as early voting begins for a primary runoff highlighted by an increasingly bitter fight for the Republican attorney general nomination.

Secretary of State Mark Martin's office said 3,708 voters had cast a ballot by mid-afternoon Tuesday, the first day of early voting for the June 10 primary runoff. Martin's office has predicted only 3 or 4 percent of the state's 1.6 million registered voters will cast a ballot in the runoff.

Bruce Westerman
Arkansas Times

This week KUAR talks to the two candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District as part of an ongoing series covering select contested primaries.

Democrat James Lee Witt is running unopposed and Libertarian Ken Hamilton already has his party’s nomination.

The second installment for 4th District is with Bruce Westerman of Garland County. He’s an engineer, State Representative, and former state House Majority Leader. Westerman faces Tommy Moll.

Tommy Moll at KUAR
KUAR

This week KUAR talks to the two candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Arkansas’s 4th Congressional District as part of an ongoing series covering select contested primaries.

Democrat James Lee Witt is running unopposed and Libertarian Ken Hamilton already has his party’s nomination.

We begin with Republican Tommy Moll of Hot Springs. He’s a former researcher for a Washington D.C. based think tank and worked with the global investment bank Jeffries. Moll faces Bruce Westerman.

Curtis Coleman at KUAR
Jacob Kauffman / KUAR

This discussion with Curtis Coleman is the final installment of KUAR's interviews with gubernatorial candidates in the Republican and Democratic primaries. It's part of our ongoing series of interviews with candidates in select contested primaries.

Previoulsy KUAR spoke with Coleman's GOP opponent for the gubernatorial nomination Asa Hutchinson.

Asa Hutchinson
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This discussion with Asa Hutchinson is the third installment of KUAR's interviews with gubernatorial candidates in the Republican and Democratic primaries.

The final candidate interview in the gubernatorial primary series is with Hutchinson's Republican opponent Curtis Coleman.

Previously KUAR spoke with Democrats Lynette Bryant and Mike Ross.

Mike Ross with KUAR's Jacob Kauffman
Mike Ross Campaign

This discussion with Mike Ross is the second installment of KUAR's interviews with gubernatorial candidates in the Republican and Democratic primaries. 

See here for the interview with Mike Ross's opponent in the primary Lynette Bryant.

Joshua Drake has already secured the Green Party's nomination. Frank Gilbert was nominated by the Libertarian Party.

Lynette Bryant
KUAR

This is the first interview with candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Tuesday we'll have an interview with Lynette Bryant's opponent for the nomination Mike Ross.

Kauffman: Thanks for listening, I’m Jacob Kauffman with KUAR. Substitute teacher and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Lynette Bryant joins me in the studio. Thanks for being here.

Bryant: Thank you.

Kauffman: You’re welcome. I want to begin by focusing on economic development. What are your feelings on the idea of state investment in projects such as Big River Steel?

This is the third in KUAR's series of interviews with each of the three candidates in the contested Republican 2nd Congressional District Primary comprised of Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pulaski, Saline, Van Buren, and White counties.

See here for the interview with Ann Clemmer.

See here for the interview with French Hill.

French Hill
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This is the second in KUAR's series of interviews with each of the three candidates in the contested Republican 2nd Congressional District Primary comprised of Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pulaski, Saline, Van Buren, and White counties.

Click here for the first interview with Ann Clemmer.

Ann Clemmer
Jacob Kauffman / KUAR

This is the first in KUAR's series of interviews with each of the three candidates in the contested Republican 2nd Congressional District Primary comprised of Conway, Faulkner, Perry, Pulaski, Saline, Van Buren, and White counties.

Kauffman: Hello, I’m Jacob Kauffman with KUAR News. I’m joined by State Representative, political science professor and 2nd Congressional District hopeful Ann Clemmer. Thanks for joining me.

Clemmer: Thank you for having me.