Arkansas Primaries: Tucker vs. Hill in Competitive 2nd District
May 22, 2018 · 11:03 PM EDT
Governor. Asa Hutchinson (R), elected 2014 (55%). The governor defeated FOX News contributor/indoor shooting range owner Jan Morgan in the Republican primary. Hutchinson will face former NASA scientist and nonprofit executive Jared Henderson in the general election in a state President Donald Trump won by 27 points in 2016. Rating: Solid Republican.
2nd District (French Hill, R, re-elected 58%). Trump 52%. State Rep. Clarke Tucker gives Democrats a credible challenger in this Little Rock-based district. Tucker enters the general election with $240,000 (as of May 2) compared to Hill’s $1.6 million. Rating: Likely Republican.