Steve Landers

Major contributors to Little Rock mayoral race remain unknown

BY: - October 19, 2022

Three weeks before the Nov. 8 general election, Little Rock voters still can’t learn the big contributors behind the four candidates in this year’s contentious mayor’s race. And they can’t know how candidates are spending those contribution dollars. State law doesn’t require campaign finance disclosure information from nonpartisan municipal candidates until Nov. 1, just seven […]

A picture of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee from 2015. Huckabee's political action committee donated more than 61% of the funds received by a group behind TV ads critical of incumbent Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr.

Mike Huckabee PAC funnels cash to committee behind anti-Scott ads

BY: - October 11, 2022

This story was updated at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, to include Mayor Frank Scott Jr.’s response. Former Gov. Mike Huckabee’s political action committee, HuckPAC, is the primary funding source for a group behind advertising critical of Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. and his re-election bid. Ads targeting the mayor have appeared on […]

Three Little Rock mayoral candidates voice support for marijuana amendment

BY: - October 11, 2022

Three candidates for Little Rock mayor, including incumbent Frank Scott Jr., expressed full-throated support Monday night for legalizing recreational use of marijuana in Arkansas. The fourth mayoral hopeful, car dealer Steve Landers, voiced no opposition to the proposed state constitutional amendment while saying: “I will do what the people of the state of Arkansas decide […]

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A chance at unity devolves into political division and recrimination

BY: - October 5, 2022

Could the Little Rock mayor’s race come down to how the city administration handled a contract for a party — and how the administration responds to public records requests? The drama that has played out at City Hall, on Twitter and in the media the last three weeks kept getting stranger and stranger as a […]