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No Independent Candidates File For Congress in Arkansas

Published on May 1, 2008, by in General.

May 1 is the deadline for non-presidential independent candidates to file in Arkansas. No independent submitted a petition for either U.S. Senate, or U.S. House. Therefore, it is now certain that the only opposition to Arkansas incumbent members of Congress in November will be from Green Party opponents. All 5 incumbents from Arkansas (one Republican and 4 Democrats) are running for re-election, and no one filed to run against any of them, except for Green Party nominees.

5 Responses

  1. Great job Green Party in Arkansas!

    The Greens are running excellent candidates for congress and senate across the country.

    That’s where the real work, party building, and success is…

  2. Trent Hill

    A pathetic showing by both the LP and CP in Arkansas.

  3. Demo Rep

    One more business- as- usual gerrymander election.

    Higher populations to play with = easier gerrymanders = monarchy / oligarchy in the U.S.A. regime — since 1789.

    Democracy —

    Total Votes / Total Seats = EQUAL votes needed for each seat winner.

  4. NewFederalist

    Any idea why the GP is apparently better organized than the LP or the CP in AR? Since it is a southern state I would have been less surprised if the CP or even the LP had accomplished this feat. Good job GP!

  5. Richard

    Arkansas requires 10,000 signatures for a party to be on the ballot for all office, but only 1,000 for it to be on just for president. The burdens of collecting signatures all across the U.S. in a presidential election year motivates the Libertarian and Constitution Parties to only complete the easy petition. Neither party has ever been on the ballot in Arkansas for all office.

    But the Green Party of Arkansas has completed the 10,000 signature twice, in 2006 and 2008.

    Arkansas is the only state in the U.S. in which the Libertarian Party has never had a candidate on the ballot for any partisan office other than president.

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