April 15, 2014 - Republican strategist and partner at Wickers Group Bryan Sanders joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to discuss the recent poll numbers in the Arkansas U.S. Senate race and the negative ads we continue to see from outside interest groups.
Sanders has worked on numerous state and national campaigns, including Governor Mike Huckabee's campaign for president. In 2011 Campaign and Elections named Bryan one of its "Rising Stars of American Politics," a distinction given to only 15 Republicans and 15 Democrats in the country each year.
Sanders and his wife, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and their daughter Scarlett, live in Little Rock, Arkansas.
April 8, 2014 - Colonel "Colonel" Conrad Reynolds, a Republican candidate for Arkansas's Second District Congressional seat, joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to discuss his campaign, his opponents (State Rep. Ann Clemmer and French Hill), a "French Poodle" controversy, an AR-15 giveaway and having his name officially changed to "Colonel".
This one is a "must-listen".
April 3, 2014 - The GOP outfiled Dems in Washington County this year, but does that mean the county is now red? That's the question I posed to Tyler Clark, chairman of the Washington County Democrats and Jim Reavis, former chairman of the Washington County Republicans.
March 25, 2014 - State Representative Fred Love (D-29) of Little Rock joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to recap the fiscal session, the recent speaker elections -- of which Love was the only Democrat to throw his hat in for, and Arkansas Democrats' chances for taking back the House in 2015.
Love served on the House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee; the House Insurance and Commerce Committee; the Joint Committee on Advanced Communications and Information Technology; and the Joint Budget Committee as part of the 89th General Assembly.
March 20, 2014 - Congressman Tim Griffin (R-AR2) joins 'The Natural State of Politics' again for an update his campaign, his impressive fundraising so far, and his would-be opponent -- Democrat John Burkhalter. I also asked the congressman if he believes there's such a thing as a "Conservative Democrat". His answer is worth listening to.
March 13, 2014 - Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, John Burkhalter, joins 'The Natural State of Politics' to talk about his campaign, his relationships with "the mikes", and the current lawsuit and allegations facing him from a former business partner.
March 11, 2014 - Former Republican Congressman Asa Hutchinson joins 'The Natural State of Politics' to talk about the campaign, his 2006 bid, his would-be Democratic opponent Mike Ross, and more.
March 7, 2014 - Former Republican governor Mike Huckabee joins 'The Natural State of Politics' for an exclusive interview while he was in Northwest Arkansas Thursday night. He talked about a possible 2016 presidential bid, the situation in Ukraine, Arkansas politics, Miley Cyrus (Yup), and more.
March 4, 2014 - State House Minority Leader Greg Leding (D-Fayetteville) joins 'The Natural State of Politics' once again for a "short but sweet" update on today's private option vote. Leding says he feels good about passage on the 5th try, and adds that the filing period had a lot to do with some GOP 'no' votes early on.
February 27, 2014 - University of Arkansas Journalism and Political Science Professor Hoyt Purvis joins 'The Natural State of Politics' today to talk 2014 elections and what has surprised him so far.