United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas, 2010

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The 2010 congressional elections in Arkansas was held on November 2, 2010, to determine who would represent Arkansas in the United States House of Representatives. Arkansas has four seats in the House, apportioned according to the 2000 United States Census. Representatives are elected for two-year terms; those elected will serve in the 112th Congress from January 3, 2011 until January 3, 2013. None of Arkansas's four representatives faced major party opposition in 2008.

Overview[edit]

The table below shows the total number and percentage of votes, as well as the number of seats gained and lost by each political party in the election for the United States House of Representatives in Arkansas.

United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas, 2010[1]
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 435,422 56.2% 3 +2
Democratic 317,975 41.1% 1 -2
Green 16,048 2.1% 0 -
Others 4,680 0.6% 0 -
Totals 774,125 100% 4

District 1[edit]

Arkansas's 1st district

This is an open seat, as Democratic incumbent Marion Berry is retiring.

Berry had always been reelected in this district by a wide margin since his first reelection campaign in 1998, and was unopposed in 2008. The district is very Republican (giving only 38% to Obama) on a national level despite a long history of electing Democrats to local and state level offices.

Democrat[edit]

  • Chad Causey, attorney and chief of staff for Marion Berry

Republican[edit]

Green[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll Source Dates Administered Rick Crawford (R) Chad Causey (D) Ken Adler (G) Undecided
Anzalone Liszt Research September 13–16, 2010 44% 46% - -
Talk Business Poll August 17, 2010 48% 32% 4% 16%

Results[edit]

Crawford counties in red, Causey counties in blue.
U.S. Congress District 01 election[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Crawford 93,224 51.79%
Democratic Chad Causey 78,267 43.48%
Green Ken Adler 8,320 4.62%
Write-ins 205 0.11%
Totals 180,016 100%
Republican gain from Democratic

District 2[edit]

Arkansas's 2nd district

This district was represented by seven term Democrat Vic Snyder who was unchallenged in 2008 and received 70% of the vote. Snyder has announced that he would retire in 2010, reportedly after polls showed him trailing Republican Tim Griffin.[3]

Democrat[edit]

Republican[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll Source Dates Administered Tim Griffin (R) Joyce Elliott (D) Lance Levi (I) Lewis Kennedy (G) Undecided
Talk Business Poll August 17, 2010 52% 35% 3% 1% 9%

Results[edit]

Griffin counties in red, Elliott counties in blue.
U.S. Congress District 02 election[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Griffin 122,091 57.90%
Democratic Senator Joyce Elliott 80,687 38.27%
Independent Lance Levi 4,421 2.10%
Green Lewis Kennedy 3,599 1.71%
Write-ins 54 0.03%
Totals 210,852 100%
Republican gain from Democratic

District 3[edit]

Arkansas's 3rd district

This district was represented by Republican John Boozman. Boozman has formally announced his 2010 plans for the U.S. Senate, against Blanche Lincoln.[5] The district (comprising the northwest part of the state) has been held by the GOP since 1966.

Democrat[edit]

Republican[edit]

Independent[edit]

  • Jerry Coon[6]

Polling[edit]

Poll Source Dates Administered Steve Womack (R) David Whitaker (D) Undecided
Talk Business Poll August 25, 2010 55% 31% 14%

Results[edit]

Womack counties in red, Whitaker counties in blue.
U.S. Congress District 03 election[7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Womack 148,581 72.44%
Democratic David Whitaker 56,542 27.56%
Totals 205,123 100%
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

Arkansas's 4th district

This district is represented by Democrat Mike Ross.

Democrat[edit]

Republican[edit]

Green Party[edit]

  • Josh Drake

Polling[edit]

Poll Source Dates Administered Mike Ross (D) Beth Anne Rankin (R) Joshua Drake (G) Undecided
Talk Business Poll August 25–26, 2010 49% 31% 4% 16%

Results[edit]

Ross counties in blue, Rankin counties in red.
U.S. Congress District 04 election[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mike Ross (incumbent) 102,479 57.53%
Republican Beth Anne Rankin 71,526 40.15%
Green Josh Drake 4,129 2.32%
Totals 178,134 100%
Democratic hold

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