Ark. Democrats trying to hault the 'rising red tide'

    10:36 PM, Nov 2, 2012   |    comments
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There is a real chance for Arkansas history to be made in this election.

    Arkansans could see a Republican-controlled legislature for the first time in history. The Republicans have enjoyed a surge, thanks in part to the unpopularity of President Obama in this state, and the growing conservatism over the last decade.

    But, the Arkansas Democrats are not giving up. One of those is Linda Tyler of Conway, running against Jason Rapert for a senate seat in District 35. Tyler feels her position is strong because of a conservatism fiscal policy the Democrats have pursued. It's one that has meant stability in the budget, and has kept Arkansas from mass government layoffs.

    Additionally, Tyler feels that voters don't really care about legislative history as much as politicos and media across the state do. She feels that Arkansans vote for the individual, not the party.

    The Republicans need six House seats and three Arkansas seats, but Tyler still likes the Democrats' chances.

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