United States Senate election in Arkansas, 2016

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United States Senate election in Arkansas, 2016
Arkansas
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  John Boozman, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Connereldridge-150.jpg
Nominee John Boozman Conner Eldridge
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 661,984 400,602
Percentage 59.8% 36.2%

Arkansas Senate Election Results by County, 2016.svg

U.S. Senator before election

John Boozman
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

John Boozman
Republican

The 2016 United States Senate election in Arkansas was held on November 8, 2016, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Arkansas, concurrently with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Republican Senator John Boozman won re-election to a second term in office. Former U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge was the only Democrat to declare his candidacy. The primaries were held on March 1.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Boozman
Curtis
Coleman
Undecided
Talk Business/Hendrix College February 4, 2016 457 ± 4.6% 68% 23% 9%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Boozman 298,039 76.45%
Republican Curtis Coleman 91,795 23.55%
Total votes 389,834 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Conner Eldridge was unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Conner Eldridge 214,228 100.00%
Total votes 214,228 100.00%

Third parties[edit]

The Libertarian Party of Arkansas held a special nominating convention on October 24, 2015 to select nominees for elections in 2016. Frank Gilbert was selected as the nominee for the U.S. Senate race.[6]

Candidates[edit]

Nominated[edit]

  • Frank Gilbert, DeKalb Township Constable, former Mayor of Tull, nominee for the State Senate in 2012 and nominee for Governor in 2014[6]

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Debates[edit]

Dates Location Boozman Eldridge Gilbert
October 12, 2016 Little Rock, Arkansas Participant Participant Participant

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[7] Safe R September 9, 2016
Sabato's Crystal Ball[8] Safe R September 19, 2016
Rothenberg Political Report[9] Safe R September 2, 2016
Daily Kos[10] Safe R September 16, 2016
Real Clear Politics[11] Safe R September 15, 2016

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
John
Boozman (R)
Conner
Eldridge (D)
Frank
Gilbert (L)
Other Undecided
SurveyMonkey November 1–7, 2016 930 ± 4.6% 56% 41% 3%
SurveyMonkey October 31–November 6, 2016 798 ± 4.6% 55% 42% 3%
SurveyMonkey October 28–November 3, 2016 696 ± 4.6% 56% 43% 1%
SurveyMonkey October 27–November 2, 2016 593 ± 4.6% 54% 43% 3%
SurveyMonkey October 26–November 1, 2016 475 ± 4.6% 52% 46% 2%
SurveyMonkey October 25–31, 2016 484 ± 4.6% 54% 44% 2%
University of Arkansas October 18–25, 2016 800 ± 3.5% 61% 38% 1%
Talk Business/Hendrix College October 21, 2016 463 ± 4.6% 52% 34% 4% 2% 8%
Talk Business/Hendrix College September 15–17, 2016 831 ± 3.4% 55% 29% 5% 2.5% 8.5%
Emerson College September 9–13, 2016 600 ± 3.6% 44% 30% 11% 15%
Talk Business/Hendrix College June 21, 2016 751 ± 3.6% 51% 29% 6% 14%

Results[edit]

General election results [12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Boozman (Incumbent) 661,984 59.77%
Democratic Conner Eldridge 400,602 36.17%
Libertarian Frank Gilbert 43,866 3.96%
Write-ins Others 1,070 0.10%
Total votes 1,107,522 100.00%
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://swtimes.com/news/politics/conner-eldridge-challenge-boozman-us-senate-seat
  2. ^ DeMillo, Andrew (June 9, 2014). "Boozman, back at work post-surgery, to run in '16". Associated Press. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Preferential Primary and Nonpartisan General Election official Results". Arkansas Secretary of State. Retrieved March 22, 2016. 
  4. ^ Yokley, Eli (September 9, 2015). "Former U.S. Attorney Will Challenge Boozman in Arkansas". Roll Call. Retrieved September 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Ex-Sen. Pryor heading to K Street". The Hill. February 27, 2015. Retrieved September 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b Brawner, Steve (October 25, 2015). "Arkansas Libertarians Nominate 23, Including Full Congressional Slate". Talk Business & Politics. Retrieved October 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ "2016 Senate Race Ratings for September 9, 2016". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  8. ^ "2016 Senate". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  9. ^ "2016 Senate Ratings (September 2, 2016)". Senate Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved September 3, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Election Outlook: 2016 Race Ratings". Daily Kos. Retrieved September 17, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Battle for the Senate 2016". Real Clear Politics. Retrieved September 15, 2016. 
  12. ^ "2016 General Election and Nonpartisan Runoff Election Unofficial County Results". Arkansas Secretary of State. Retrieved December 15, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites