Polls In The State Of Arkansas Leading Upto The
November 6, 2012 General Election
Arkansas - Presidential
Barack Obama 31%
Mitt Romney 58%
The Arkansas Poll
October 24, 2012
States Senators of
Mark Pryor (D)
John Boozman (R)
United States House
of Representatives of Arkansas State
Total number of U S Representatives: 4
Republican Party: 3
Democratic Party: 1
Mike Beebe (D)
Total number of senators: 35
Democratic Party: 20
Republican Party: 15
Arkansas State House
Total number of Representatives: 100
Democratic Party: 53
Republican Party: 46
PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS & STATE POLITICS
Presidential Election 2012 - Final Results Nationwide
Barack Obama (D) 332 electoral votes
Mitt Romney (R) 206 electoral votes
Barack Obama (D) 62,611,250 popular votes
Mitt Romney (R) 59,134,475 popular votes
Presidential Election In The State Of Arkansas, 2012
of Arkansas is a winner-takes-all State and the winner of the state
receives all 6 Electoral Votes alloted to the State. A winning
candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.
Election 2012 Gov. Romney won in the state of Arkansas
Gov. Mitt Romney 60.5%
President Barack Obama 36.9%
[References: U.S. Electoral College, 2012: POLITICO 2012 Election Central]
Presidential election 2008
GOP Candidate Senator
McCain won the State with 58.72% of the vote as against the 38.86%
received by Senator Obama.
[References: U.S. Electoral College,
2012: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, 2011]
U.S. House Of Representatives Election In The State Of Arkansas, 2012
re-districting of congressional districts in Arkansas was
completed, passed by the Legislature and signed in to law by Governor
Arkansas Primary and Run-offs were held on
May 22, 2012 and June 12, 2012 respectively.
the 2012 general election held on November 6, 2012 the following were elected to represent the
state of Arkansas in the United States House of Representatives:
RICK CRAWFORD, incumbent Republican was reelected.
Rick Crawford [R] 56.4%
Scott Ellington [D] 39.0%
J.Paxton [L] 2.6%
J. Holloway [G] 2.0%
District 1 has been a Democratic seat since the end of
Marion Berry represented District 1 for seven terms(1996 to 2010). He
did not run for re-election in 2010. His chief of staff Chad Causey
was the Democratic nominee and lost to Republican Rich
TIM GRIFFIN , incumbent Republican was reelected.BACKGROUND
Tim Griffin [R] 55.2%
Herb Rule [D] 39.5%
B. Ward [G] 3.0%
C. Hayes [L] 2.3%
Snyder represented District 2 for seven terms (1996 to 2010). He
retired instead of seeking re-election in 2010.
Senator and former Arkansas House Rep. Joyce Elliot was the Democratic
nominee. She was no novice to Arkansas politics but lost badly to
Republican Tim Griffin.
STEVE WOMACK, incumbent Republican was reelected.
Steve Womack [R] 75.8%
R. Kennedey [G] 16.1%
D. Pangrac [L] 8.1%
Party nominee Ken Aden dropped out of the race. The reason given was
that inquiries about his military record was causing a distraction.
3 has been a safe Republican seat since 1967.
TOM COTTON, Republican was elected.
Tom Cotton [R] 59.5%
Gene Jeffress [D] 36.7%
J. Drake 1.9%
Democrat Rep. Mike
Ross was the incumbent in District 4.
was a 6 term incumbent and decided to retire instead of seeking
reelection in 2012. Mr. Ross was the only Democratic Representative
from Arkansas in the 112th Congress.
It was unfortunate for the
Democratic Party in Arkansas that Mr. Ross decided to retire.
Democratic candidate Gene Jeffress lost badly even though it was
believed that redistricting has made District 4 more favorable to
[References: Arkansas Department of State, Division
of Elections, 2012]
Democrat Ken Aden Drops Out of Race
[July 23, 2012]
Aden, the Democratic Party nominee for 3rd congressional district in
Arkansas has dropped out of the race. Consequently, there will be no
Democratic Party candidate running in November to challange Republican
incumbent Rep. Steve Womack.
Persistent questions about his military record was the reason given by Mr. Aden for dropping out of the race.
[References: ABC News, Randy Kreider, 07-10-2012]
Scott Ellington defeated State Rep. Clark Hall in the run-off on June
12th. and will be the Democratic Party nominee for Congressional
District 1 in the 2012 general election. He will challange incumbent
Republican Representative Rick Crawford.
Senator Gene Geffress defeated Attorney Byrum Hurst in the June 12th
run-off and will be the Democratic Party nominee for Congressional
District 4 in the November 2012 general election. Incumbent Democratic
Representative Mike Ross is retiring which made District 4 an open seat.
Mr. Geffress will
run against Republican nominee Tom Cotton.
Arkansas Department Of State, Division of Elections, 2012]
District Primary Runoffs
[June 6, 2012]
Scott Elington and State Rep. Clark Hall will face in the Democratic
Party primary runoff scheduled for June 12, 2012. They are seeking the
Democratic nomination for Congressional District 1.
Attorney Byrum Hurst and State Senator Gene Geffress will
in the June 12 primary runoff for the Democratic Party
for Congressional District 4.
Judge Wendell L. Griffen who also
serves as a pastor of New Millennium Church in Little Rock, says Obama
favors powerful over the poor
has not demonstrated the moral courage, inclination and strength to
exercise political power on behalf of the powerless. There are no
advocates for the powerless in his Cabinet, within the inner circle of
his White House staff or among those whom he recognizes in Congress as
his closest allies.
must believe in social justice enough to fight for it. The civil rights
laws, the great advances in education, and passage of Medicare happened
during the 1960s because Lyndon Johnson fought for them. Johnson's
policies protected the vulnerable because Johnson demanded it.
Obama won't be remembered as a leader whose policies protected
vulnerable children, the elderly, people struggling against poverty and
our elderly. Instead, he has favored the powerful, wealthy and
comfortable over the people Jesus called "the least of these". [As
posted in Ethics Daily on 8/3/2011]