Nineteen Clinton School of Public Service students in the fall seminar, “The 2018 Elections: Midterm Madness,” taught by Dean James L. “Skip” Rutherford III have each selected a campaign to follow through the November elections.
The students selected 19 different campaigns from 14 states. The selections include six United States Senate campaigns; seven governor campaigns; and four campaigns for the United States House of Representatives. Two local government races were selected: The Little Rock Mayor’s race and the nine-person race for Little Rock City Board, Ward 1.
Five of the chosen campaigns are from Arkansas. Florida, with two, was the only other state with more than one race chosen.
“What’s very interesting about the student selections is the wide variety both in the offices themselves as well as their geographical locations from 14 different states,” Rutherford said. “They range from a city board race in Little Rock to Governor of Alaska to the Cruz-O’Rourke Senate election in Texas.”
The U.S. Senate race in Texas between incumbent Ted Cruz and Beto O’Rourke and the election for Arkansas’s Second Congressional District race between incumbent French Hill and Clarke Tucker drew the most student interest.
Students will provide updated briefings, analyses, and predictions throughout the semester.
Governor: Incumbent Bill Walker (I), Mike Dunleavy (R), Mark Begich (D)
U.S. Senate: Kyrsten Sinema (D), Martha McSally (R)
Governor: Incumbent Asa Hutchinson (R), Jared Henderson (D)
2nd Congressional District: Incumbent French Hill (R), Clarke Tucker (D)
4th Congressional District: Incumbent Bruce Westerman (R), Hayden Shamel (D)
Little Rock Mayor (Nonpartisan): Baker Kurrus, Warwick Sabin, Glen Schwarz, Frank Scott, Vincent Tolliver
Little Rock City Director Ward 1 (Nonpartisan): Incumbent Erma Hendrix, Michael Adkins, Herbert Broadway, Bryan Frazier, Greg Henderson, Ronnie Jackson, Curtis Johnson, Danny Lewis, Robert Webb
Governor: Andrew Gillum (D), Ron DeSantis (R)
U.S. Senate: Incumbent Bill Nelson (D), Rick Scott (R)
Governor: Brian Kemp (R), Stacey Abrams (D)
Governor: Incumbent Bruce Rauner (R), J.B. Pritzker (D)
Governor: Incumbent Kim Reynolds (R), Fred Hubbell (D)
8th Congressional District: Incumbent Mike Bishop (R), Elissa Slotkin (D)
U.S. Senate: Incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith (R), Mike Espy (D), Chris McDaniel (R)
U.S. Senate: Incumbent Claire McCaskill (D), Josh Hawley (R)
19th Congressional District: Incumbent John Faso (R), Antonio Delgado (D)
U.S. Senate: Incumbent Ted Cruz (R), Beto O’Rourke (D)
U.S. Senate: Incumbent Joe Manchin (D), Patrick Morrisey (R)
Governor: Incumbent Scott Walker (R), Tony Evers (D)