Results: Pryor Unseats Hutchinson
State Attorney General Mark Pryor (D) unseated incumbent U.S.
Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R) after one of the closest races of the
election cycle. Pryor earned 54 percent of the vote to Hutchinson's
46 percent, according to final results published by the Arkansas
Secretary of State.
Battle as Party Leaders Lend Support
The razor thin margin of control in the Senate has drawn the focus
of prominent party leaders to the contentious U.S. Senate race
in Arkansas, where the two campaigns have been locked in a war
of words over campaign tactics. (10/31)
GOP Clash Over Ad
Update: U.S. Senate candidate Mark
Pryor of Arkansas has fired back at what he calls false accusations
in a Republican-sponsored ad that began airing the last week in
September. Pryor, who is currently serving as Arkansas' attorney
general and is locked in a close race with incumbent Sen. Tim
Hutchinson, says that an ad paid for by the state GOP and the
National Republican Senatorial Committee contains an outright
lie about his support of the Arkansas National Guard. Republican
Party leaders say they will stand behind the ad because it accurately
portrays Pryor's record.
Debate Social Security, Missile Defense
Update: As the campaign for Arkansas'
Senate seat hits high gear, Democratic challenger Mark Pryor and
Republican incumbent Tim Hutchinson have begun attacking one another's
records and accusing the other of dirty campaigning.