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 Ted Cruz announced Presidential Bid for 2016
Ted Cruz announced Presidential Bid for 2016
Half Cuban and Canadian born Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), has been a top critic of immigration reform and president Obama’s Executive Order. Of an American mother and a Cuban father, Cruz was born on December 22, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta in Canada, as such, he was a dual citizen, an American because of his mother, and Canadian because born in this country, and now he is becoming the first candidate to declare himself officially in the race into the 2016 presidential field. Cruz seeks t....

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 Hutchinson signs middle-income tax cut bill 
Hutchinson signs middle-income tax cut bill
Governor Asa Hutchinson signed his promised tax cut package into law on last Friday morning with a bipartisan group of dozens of legislators in attendance. It caps quite a week for the governor, in which the two biggest pieces of legislation the session is likely to see the tax bill and the private option, were approved by the General Assembly by wide margins and sent to his desk. Governor proposal for a cut on income tax for the middle class, received the green light Thursday, February 5....

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 Texas has the first Latina First Lady
Texas has the first Latina First Lady
Cecilia Abbott is making history as the first Latina to become First Lady of Texas, after her husband, Greg, became the state’s governor. Festivities began January 13th with a swearing in ceremony on the Capital grounds followed by a barbecue and parade before the evening ball. While her husband, the former district attorney of the state, has had a storied legal and political career, Cecilia Abbott has remained deeply private despite living in a fishbowl political world. Naturally shy a....

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  Asa Hutchinson is Arkansas’ new governor Asa Hutchinson is Arkansas’ new governor
Hutchinson was sworn in January 13rd, 2015 as Arkansas' 46th governor and four other new state constitutional officers along with two were re-elected in November. They each took the oath of office. The swearing-in ceremonies were administered by The Honorable Jim Hannah, Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. Governor Asa Hutchinson gave his inaugural address at noon from the steps of the Capitol. Hutchinson called on Arkansas a state with natural beauty, a rich history and unbound....

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  Leslie Rutledge, state's first woman attorney general
Leslie Rutledge, state's first woman attorney general
Leslie Rutledge is Arkansas' new attorney general and the first woman holding that office. The Republican defeated Democrat Nate Steel and Libertarian Aaron Cash in balloting to replace Dustin McDaniel. Rutledge and Steel had each expressed frustration with the federal government. Leslie Rutledge pledged to work tirelessly to find, investigate and prosecute the very people and organizations who abuse, rip off and harm our seniors or prey upon our children and the most vulnerable. She r....

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 Tim Griffin elected Arkansas lieutenant governor
Tim Griffin elected Arkansas lieutenant governor
Republican U.S. Representative Tim Griffin was elected Arkansas' new lieutenant governor. He is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District. Griffin defeated Democrat John Burkhalter and Libertarian Chris Olson in contest. The two-term congressman succeeds former Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr, who resigned earlier this year amid an ethics investigation. The congressman was on the House Ways and Means Committee, becoming the first Republican fr....

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 Tom Cotton won Arkansas senate race
Tom Cotton won Arkansas senate race
Republican U.S. Representative Tom Cotton defeated two-term Democratic Senator Mark Pryor in Arkansas, in an expensive and heated race that the GOP viewed as crucial to its efforts to win the U.S. Senate. The 37-year-old Cotton was elected to a six-year term in the Senate. Cotton, who served in the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan, was elected to Congress representing south Arkansas in 2012.

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 Arkansas legislature to remain under GOP control
Arkansas legislature to remain under GOP control
Republicans have locked up control of the Arkansas Legislature for 2015. On Tuesday, November 4th, the GOP won at least 62 seats in the 100 member House, while Democrats took at least 34. In the 35-member Senate, Republicans will hold a 24-11 margin after winning all four races, Republicans also won all seven constitutional offices. In 2012, Republicans won control of the Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction, clinching 51 seats. Afterward, lawmakers passed one of the stric....

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Half of U.S. votes early
LITTLE ROCK - El día de las elecciones puede ser el 6 de noviembre, pero con el presidente Barak Obama agarrando ventaja a nivel nacional y en estados clave, los estadounidenses ya están empezando a votar. El Secretario de Estado de Arkansas, Mark Martin predijo que el 65 por ciento de los electores emitirán su voto en esta elección, ya que los residentes de Arkansas comenzaron a votar temprano a lo largo del estado. Idaho, Dakota del Sur y el estado clave crucial de Virginia son los pri....
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What's this election really about for Latinos?
MIAMI, FL - If the most important issue for this election is the economy, why do Latinos keep talking about anything else? The Dream Act, what to do with 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country and the immigration reform are topics that keep confusing politicians who only want to talk about money, the health reform and its economic impact. A survey conducted at the National Council of La Raza's annual convention revealed that the Latino concern about immigration has grown, c....
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ARKANSAS Re-districting: Hispanic Voices, New District
SPRINGDALE, AR - Re-districting is the “hot topic” these days as discussions are taking place on where to draw the new boundary lines and how best to follow the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which guides the process of preserving communities of interest and encourages meaningful voter participation. Next week, the Board of Apportionment will present its proposals to re-draw 100 House of Representative and 35 Senate districts in order to take into account population increases and shifts based on t....
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Nation’s Latino Elected Officials to meet as community prepares
LOS ANGELES, CA - With 2010 Census data demonstrating that the Latino community now numbers more than 50 million strong, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) will assemble more than 1,000 Latino officials to focus on the implications of these changes for the country and ensure that Latinos are able to fairly and fully participate in the political process at all levels of government. The NALEO 28th Annual Conference will take place in San Antonio, Texa....
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Latino Vote 2010 decisive in key battle ground states
WASHINGTON, DC - Strong Latino voter turnout in key battle ground states has demonstrated once again that the growing Hispanic population is having an increasingly profound impact on United States elections. Hispanic Republicans in particular combined strong support from conservatives and Latino voters to win 2 new governorships, 4 new house seats, and a new senate seat more than doubling the number of Republican Hispanics in Congress and giving our nation 3 Republican Hispanic Governors f....
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Republicans win big in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas turned into a Two-Party State over night. After November 2, Arkansas now has a majority-Republican congressional delegation. These are impressive news when you consider that in Arkansas, the Republican Party has been a minority for generations. The political landscape of this Democratic state has changed. While Democrats still control majorities of the state offices and the state Legislature, the Republican candidates slashed the margins significantly. Most of....
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Hispanic candidates achieve political milestones in state and local races
WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund released the following statement regarding Latino candidates in state and local races this midterm election year: “Latino candidates continue to make political progress in state and local races across the country.” State Senate: The number of Latino State Senators increased from 64 to 66 -- 60 Democrats and 6 Republicans. Several of these candidates successfully ran in distri....
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