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Arkansas filing period ends with all congressional seats contested, four-way race for chief justice

BY: and - November 15, 2023

When the dust settled on Arkansas’ 2024 candidate filing period Tuesday afternoon, all four of Arkansas’ incumbent congressmen had Democratic opponents and one faces a primary challenger. State Sen. Clint Penzo, R-Springdale, filed late Monday to run against U.S. Rep. Steve Womack in the 3rd Congressional District Republican primary, making it the most high-profile March […]

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, accompanied by his wife Susan, speaks to reporters and friends and supporters at the state Capitol on Nov. 10, 2023, after filing papers with the Secretary of State to run for president in Arkansas.(John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson qualifies for 2024 state presidential primary

BY: - November 10, 2023

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, flanked by family members as well as former staffers and cabinet members, filed as a Republican candidate for president in Arkansas Friday morning. Hutchinson was all smiles, calling it a “historic moment” when he joined the likes of Bill Clinton and Mike Huckabee as former Arkansas governors to run for […]

Candidates gather in the Arkansas Capitol to file for the 2024 ballot

LIST: Who filed to run for office on the first day of Arkansas’ 2024 filing period?

BY: - November 6, 2023

Candidates began filing for office at noon Monday in the Arkansas Capitol. Here’s who filed on the first day*: President Joe Biden (D) Ron DeSantis (R) Nikki Haley (R) Vivek Ramaswamy (R) Donald Trump (R)   ARKANSAS CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION Rodney Govens (D)   Rep. French Hill (R) Marcus Jones (D)   Caitlin Draper (D)   […]

Arkansas 2024 candidate filing period opens Monday for state, federal offices

BY: - November 6, 2023

The 2024 election cycle officially begins in Arkansas on Monday with the week-long candidate filing period. Secretary of State John Thurston plans to open the state Capitol rotunda to candidates at noon Monday.  Pomp and circumstance usually rules the first half hour, and some candidates race to be the first filers of the year. In […]