The Natural State of Politics

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July 22, 2014 - Arkansas Land Commissioner and Republican John Thurston joined the Natural State of Politics today to discuss his re-election campaign and what his job entails.
June 13, 2014 - Former Congressman and Democratic Gubernatorial Mike Ross joined the Natural State of Politics today to discuss his newly announced Jobs First Economic plan, the campaign, prison problems, the private option heading into 2015 an
June 10, 2014 - Today, Arkansas voters will head to the polls to decide the GOP nominee for attorney general between central Arkansas attorneys Leslie Rutledge and David Sterling. Not only is it the only statewide runoff on the ballot, but it's
June 4, 2014 - Former Congressman and current Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson joins the podcast today to talk about his campaign, his public safety initiative, the EPA's latest proposal and the newest attack launched his way.
June 3, 2014 - Congressman and Republican U.S. Senate challenger Tom Cotton joined the podcast today to talk about the EPA proposal, the latest on the VA scandal, his thoughts on the Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl situation and more.
May 29, 2014 - David Sterling is currently facing Leslie Rutledge in the June 10th Republican runoff for Attorney General, and he joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today as we head into early voting next week. He sets the record straight on
May 28, 2014 - Leslie Rutledge is currently facing David Sterling in the June 10th Republican runoff for Attorney General, and she joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to discuss her campaign, her opponent, what makes her qualified for t
May 1, 2014 - State Senator Bryan King (R-Green Forest), the lead sponsor of the the state's Voter ID law (now Act 595), joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to discuss the controversial law. A recent decision by an Arkansas judge ruled
April 24, 2014 - Dr. Jay Barth, Political Science Professor at Hendrix College, joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to discuss the recent NYT/Kaiser poll which has Senator Mark Pryor (D) up 10 points over Congressman Tom Cotton (R) in A
April 22, 2014 - Former Little Rock businessman and Republican gubernatorial candidate, Curtis Coleman, joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to discuss Saturday's debate, his campaign, and more.
April 15, 2014 - Republican strategist and partner at Wickers Group Bryan Sanders joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to discuss the recent poll numbers in the Arkansas U.S. Senate race and the negative ads we continue to see from outsi
April 8, 2014 - Colonel "Colonel" Conrad Reynolds, a Republican candidate for Arkansas's Second District Congressional seat, joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to discuss his campaign, his opponents (State Rep. Ann Clemmer and French H
April 3, 2014 - The GOP outfiled Dems in Washington County this year, but does that mean the county is now red? That's the question I posed to Tyler Clark, chairman of the Washington County Democrats and Jim Reavis, former chairman of the Washi
March 25, 2014 - State Representative Fred Love (D-29) of Little Rock joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to recap the fiscal session, the recent speaker elections -- of which Love was the only Democrat to throw his hat in for, and Arka
March 20, 2014 - Congressman Tim Griffin (R-AR2) joins 'The Natural State of Politics' again for an update his campaign, his impressive fundraising so far, and his would-be opponent -- Democrat John Burkhalter. I also asked the congressman if h
March 13, 2014 - Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, John Burkhalter, joins 'The Natural State of Politics' to talk about his campaign, his relationships with "the mikes", and the current lawsuit and allegations facing him from a former busi
March 11, 2014 - Former Republican Congressman Asa Hutchinson joins 'The Natural State of Politics' to talk about the campaign, his 2006 bid, his would-be Democratic opponent Mike Ross, and more.
March 7, 2014 - Former Republican governor Mike Huckabee joins 'The Natural State of Politics' for an exclusive interview while he was in Northwest Arkansas Thursday night. He talked about a possible 2016 presidential bid, the situation in Ukra
March 4, 2014 - State House Minority Leader Greg Leding (D-Fayetteville) joins 'The Natural State of Politics' once again for a "short but sweet" update on today's private option vote. Leding says he feels good about passage on the 5th try, and
February 27, 2014 - University of Arkansas Journalism and Political Science Professor Hoyt Purvis joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to talk 2014 elections and what has surprised him so far.
February 25, 2014 - State House Speaker Davy Carter joins 'The Natural State of Politics' once again to recap the crazy week at the State Capitol, sending Capitol Police after a member, and the latest on the private option front. Carter tells i
February 20, 2014 - Former Congressman and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Mike Ross joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to discuss his campaign, tax cut proposal, recent polls, the private option and more.
February 18, 2014 - Arkansas Senate President Pro Tem joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to discuss the latest on the 'Private Option' vote in the Senate and his new responsibilities regarding the vacant Lt Gov's office.
February 13, 2014 - State Representative and House Minority Leader Greg Leding (D - 84) joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to discuss the very latest on the Private Option battle in Little Rock.
February 11, 2014 - Congressman Tim Griffin (R-AR2) joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to discuss his decision to run for Lieutenant Governor, his "retirement" from the U.S. House, the Private Option, 2014 Elections and More.
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