GREG HARTON: A Democrat, for governor?

Henderson faces long odds in pursuit of state’s top job

Posted: February 12, 2018 at 1 a.m.

One would hardly invite ridicule if he was to bet on a Republican victory in the race for Arkansas governor this fall. Given the recent trend line in state politics -- all seven constitutional officers, the six federal representatives and the majority of the state Legislature are GOP members -- and the fact Arkansas convincingly voted for Donald Trump two years ago, it's hard not to bet on the incumbent party.

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