Arkansas - Governor

as of August 23

The Candidates

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Mike Beebe

  • Democrat (Incumbent)
  • Birthdate: December 28, 1946
  • Residence: Searcy, AR

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Jim Keet

  • Republican
  • Birthdate: May 12, 1949
  • Residence: Little Rock, AR

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Previous Results

    Arkansas Governor (2006)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    Mike Beebe DEM 430,765 55.6%
    Asa Hutchinson REP 315,040 40.7%
    Rod Bryan IND 15,767 2%
    Jim Lendall GRE 12,774 1.6%

    U.S. President: Arkansas (2008)

    Candidate Party Votes %
    John McCain REP 638,017 58.7%
    Barack Obama DEM 422,310 38.9%
    Ralph Nader IND 12,882 1.2%
    Bob Barr LIB 4,776 0.4%
    Chuck Baldwin CON 4,023 0.4%
    Cynthia McKinney GRE 3,470 0.3%
    Gloria La Riva SOC 1,139 0.1%

    state Election Profile

Source: Associated Press

Recent Analysis

Aug 19, 2010

Beebe Looks Tough To Beat

Barack Obama received just 38 percent of the vote here in 2008, Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) is in the fight of her life, and Republicans have a chance at picking up two open House seats this year. But it was the Senate race that attracted the interest of the state GOP -- not the governorship. Mike Beebe (D), elected governor four years ago to succeed term-limited Republican Mike Huckabee, remains a popular figure and will be tough to defeat. His Republican opponent, former state Sen. Jim Keet, lost a bid for Congress back in 1990. -Ken Rudin

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