Blue Wave, Red Tide

Politics

Arkansas Democrats hope a blue wave will sweep more of their candidates into office in 2018, while Republicans are confident the red tide that now covers the state will help them remain the dominant party.

Speaking to the central Arkansas Political Animals Club at lunch in Little Rock, party leaders Doyle Webb and Michael John Gray drew distinctions among their candidates and political philosophies, while fielding questions from an audience of around 100.

Webb, chairman of the Arkansas GOP, said his informal poll of whether a “blue wave” — or Democratic momentum — will reverse nearly a decade of gains for Republicans is evident in the number of filers there were for this campaign season.  MORE

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