Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Election Day Thread

Turnout has been reported as light in most areas of the state. Among the few exceptions is Hot Springs Village has lots of Republican voters for the Heatherington Greenburg run-off. Some have speculated that this will favor Greenburg.


Post any other election reports you might have here. As results come in, we can post and discuss them here.

KTHV's election results
KARK's coverage
Here is the Arkansas Secretary of State's elections website. NOTE: Not considered a reliable or timely source by many observors!

25 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mark,
do you know of another site to watch the results?

Mrs. B

6:15 PM, June 13, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

The results are coming in now. I don't know another good site.

Lieutenant Governor (D)
43% reporting:

Bill Halter -- 59%
Tim Wooldridge -- 43%

Attorney General (D)
43% reporting:

Dustin McDaniel -- 49%
Paul Suskie -- 51%

Treasurer (D)
42% reporting:

Mac Campbell -- 48%
Martha Shoffner -- 52%

State House Dist. 13 (D)
0% reporting:

Bill Brandon --
Clark Hall --

State House Dist. 23 (D)
8% reporting:

Cleta Cooper -- 32%
Randy Stewart -- 68%

State House Dist. 31 (R)
14% reporting:

Dan Greenberg -- 68%
Kurt Hetherington -- 32%

7:29 PM, June 13, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

found another good one...

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2006/by_state/AR_Page_0613.html?SITE=ARLIDELN&SECTION=POLITICS

7:41 PM, June 13, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

With almost 70% of the vote in (this is moving quickly)it looks like Greenburg blows out Hetherington 2-1.

Halter is leading Wooldrige 59-40 but the interesting thing about this one is that Wooldridge is winning in a number of counties. Usually when someone wins this big they win every county or close to it. Wooly is up in about a quarter of the counties.

Suskie leading McDaniel 50-49 in a nail biter.

Shoffner over Campbell 53-46. This one has been less partisan and devisive than the other two races. This is the one the dems have the best chance of coming together on.

7:46 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The AG candidates have to be biting their nails- all of them. Gunner DeLay would probably like to run against McDaniel rather than Suskie. Suskie is more likeable and has not sued gun manufacturers.

Suskie winning would make Gunner's tough job a little tougher.

8:09 PM, June 13, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

What a turnaround! Hetherington is now on top of Greenburg!


Hetherington, Kurt 612 60.83
Greenberg, Dan GOP 394 39.17

8:11 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RAZOR THIN on the AG race...

McDaniel, Dustin Dem 73,456 50.14
Suskie, Paul Dem 73,034 49.86

DeLay may get McDaniel after all....

8:20 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shoffner over Campbell for Treasuer is bad for GOP nominee Chris Morris. He has one chance to win- get the black vote to switch over to him while not losing the GOP base. Against Campbell, from the Ku Klux Klan capitol of Harrison that would have been a much eaiser sell than against the "everybodies Grandma" persona of Marth Shoffner.

8:22 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats a miss print on Greenburg. All the other stations have Greenburg up. He is still winning big.

8:23 PM, June 13, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Odd, the Sec. of State website and the Demozette site and KARK all have HETHERINGTON up big.

8:26 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hanging Judge Tim Wooldridge showed class and endorsed Halter on TV immediately after the loss.

8:30 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As of now KTHV have Greenburg up big with 47% reporting. But they could be the ones with a miss print.

8:30 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wooldridge is winning in 21 counties, and a couple of big ones in his neck of the woods have not reported in yet. He is gonna lose but I get the idea that a lot of Arkansas Democrats don't like the idea of a man like Bill Halter representing them.

8:33 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well i guess they have the miss print because every one else has Kurt winning. How is he as a Rep candidate? But it looks like Holt will have the best dem to run against. And maybe the same for Gunner.

8:38 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a christian that Wooldridge is supposed to be, why in the world would he back a pornogropher and a gambling advocate as Halter? I guess he is just another politician! What a disappointment!

8:40 PM, June 13, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I have heard a lot of good things about Hetherington.

8:42 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well now you expect too much from a democrat.

8:43 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is pretty tough to have two gods, sometimes you have to choose one over the other. Democratic party won out over God for the Hanging Judge tonight.

8:43 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was the main difference between Greenburg and Hetherington?

8:44 PM, June 13, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

Both have conservative positions, though they arrived at those conclusions be different means (understand that EVERY politician in West Little Rock is gonna sound conservative while in a run-off). Hetherington takes his positions from his Christian faith. Greenburg is better connected with the "insiders" like House Minority Leader Michael Lameroux. The latter has a talent for picking losers in GOP primaries though. He backed Chuck Banks real hard. The Banks backers tend to be Greenburg backers. The Holt backers lean more towards Hetherington.

8:49 PM, June 13, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

McDaniel up over 2,000 votes now. 93% of the boxes have reported in. It looks like McDaniel vs. DeLay in November!

Eight counties did not use the machines, so another loser tonight is the Secretary of State. If voters REMEMBER in NOVEMBER what happened in the SPRING it could be trouble for CD.

8:57 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks good for Holt in November because he is as different from Halter as the east is from the west!

9:04 PM, June 13, 2006  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

I am turning in for the night. It looks like Halter, McDaniel, and Shoffner. Only the Shoffner nomination is unifying for the Dems. She is a non-controversial figure for them and won by a fairly strong margin though not a landslide. The AG race was so close that questions are likely to persist and McDaniel does present some targets for Gunner to shoot at. Halter. Good gravy! How did the Democrats ever get themselves into this mess?

Congratulations to Kurt Hetherington I think. All stations except one report him as having a big lead.

Goodnight.

9:23 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will be the most liberal ticket the Dems have ever put forward. 6 of 7 are from north of the Arkansas river. It has little regional balance or political balance.

9:28 PM, June 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greenberg won by 40 votes. Both guys are true conservatives and both ran a great race. It is time to bring this party together. The democrats have given us a real opportunity to win every race (gov, LG, AG, and several house and senate seats)

8:14 AM, June 14, 2006  

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