Candidates learn about immigrant issues from immigrants

Dozens of political candidates from around the state gathered to learn more about immigration and workers' rights directly from immigrant speakers Saturday at The Jones Center.

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Dem’s Henderson Visits Rison Rally

Jared Henderson, a Democratic candidate for governor, is campaigning on strengthening public education, healthcare and small business in his bid to win the Democratic nomination for governor.

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Democratic candidate for governor visits PB

Jared Henderson, a Democratic candidate for governor of Arkansas, visited Pine Bluff Monday to make the political rounds and attend a “Meet the Candidate” event Monday night.

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Op-Ed: Expect more for Arkansas

For almost 40 years, we’ve watched the same political debate here in Arkansas: big government vs. small government, liberals vs. conservatives. Over time – and especially over the last 20 years – this debate has gotten more and more disheartening. It has also become increasingly outdated. I’m running for governor because it’s time to do more and expect more for Arkansas’s future.

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Democratic candidate for governor calls bill 'backdoor school voucher program'

The Democratic challenger against Republican Asa Hutchinson for Governor of Arkansas has called a bill that allows 529 college savings funds to be withdrawn for K-12 tuition a "backdoor school voucher program."

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Democratic candidate for governor blasts 'back-door voucher' plan

Jared Henderson, a Democratic candidate for governor, has issued a news release blasting the new legislation that provides a direct taxpayer subsidy for K-12 private school costs, calling it a "backdoor voucher" plan.

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Arkansas Business - Jared Henderson Files to Run as Democrat for Governor in Arkansas

The former head of an education nonprofit has filed paperwork to run as a Democrat for governor in Arkansas, saying he believes the party can break through in the state despite Republicans' dominance.

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U.S. News - Henderson Files to Run as Democrat for Governor in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former head of an education nonprofit has filed paperwork to run as a Democrat for governor in Arkansas, saying he believes the party can break through in the state despite Republicans' dominance.

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Courier Express - Henderson files to run as Democrat for governor in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former head of an education nonprofit has filed paperwork to run as a Democrat for governor in Arkansas, saying he believes the party can break through in the state despite Republicans' dominance.

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Seattle Times - Henderson files to run as Democrat for governor in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former head of an education nonprofit has filed paperwork to run as a Democrat for governor in Arkansas, saying he believes the party can break through in the state despite Republicans’ dominance.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Henderson files to run as Democrat for governor in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former head of an education nonprofit has filed paperwork to run as a Democrat for governor in Arkansas, saying he believes the party can break through in the state despite Republicans' dominance.

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Fremont Tribune - Henderson files to run as Democrat for governor in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former head of an education nonprofit has filed paperwork to run as a Democrat for governor in Arkansas, saying he believes the party can break through in the state despite Republicans' dominance.

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Jared Henderson Officially Files for Governor

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) - Jared Henderson was joined by his wife Melanie, their son Duke, and Jared’s parents, as he officially filed to run for Arkansas Governor on Tuesday.

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Harvard Graduate, NASA Scientist Files For Arkansas Governor

ARKANSAS (KFSM) — There’s another candidate in the running for Arkansas governor. Jared Henderson of Little Rock filed Tuesday (Feb. 27) to run as a Democrat for state governor.

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Democrat Jared Henderson officially files to run for Arkansas governor

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Democrat Jared Henderson on Tuesday officially filed to run for Arkansas governor. Henderson, as of Tuesday afternoon, was the lone Democrat challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson in this year's general election. Hutchinson was elected in 2014.

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El Paso Inc. - Henderson files to run as Democrat for governor in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former head of an education nonprofit has filed paperwork to run as a Democrat for governor in Arkansas, saying he believes the party can break through in the state despite Republicans' dominance.

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Henderson speaks to Democratic Committee

Jared Henderson, a Democrat who has thrown his hat into the ring as candidate for Governor was in Heber Springs on Saturday to speak to the Democratic Committee.

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Filing period for May primary elections underway

Multiple candidates for city and county offices took advantage of the first day of the political party filing period Thursday by completing paperwork to throw their hats in the ring.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate visits Huntsville

Democratic governor candidate Jared Henderson announced his priorities to the Madison County Democrat Party last Tuesday, should he win the November election.

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Henderson to be in Cleburne County

Jared Henderson, Democratic candidate for Governor, will address the meeting of the Cleburne County Democratic Committee, Saturday, February 17 at 10AM in the City Council meeting room of the Municipal Building, Heber Springs. The location is next to Harp’s Market on West Main Street.

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Greg Harton: A Democrat, for governor?

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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Widen economic focus, Arkansas governor candidate argues

FAYETTEVILLE -- A fraction of the money set aside to lure big, new employers could give struggling small businesses all over Arkansas a better chance, the Democratic challenger for governor said Friday in Fayetteville.

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Jared Henderson is Democratic Challenger to Governor Asa Hutchinson

In this interview, KASU News Director Johnathan Reaves talks with Jared Henderson. Henderson tells about his priorities for the state and what he would do in his first 100 days in office, if he wins.

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Capitol View: Can Democrats Win Gubernatorial Race?

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The 2018 midterm campaigns are heating up, and the governor's race will be the biggest one on the statewide ballot in 2018. Challengers are facing an uphill battle against Asa Hutchinson, who polls show has strong approval ratings. But Arkansas Democrats say they won't go down without a fight.

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Bringing teachers to all of America

Jared Henderson (MBA 2007) was executive director of Teach for America in Arkansas until winter 2017, when he announced a run for governor of the state. In this interview, conducted during Spring Reunion in May 2017, Henderson discusses the need and the opportunity for improving education for the country’s poorest communities.

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Democratic candidate for governor speaks with 40/29

Monday, Jared Henderson, a democrat looking to unseat current GOP Governor Asa Hutchinson, met with educators from around the river valley at the Dallas Branch Library in Fort Smith.

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A chat with Jared Henderson, Democratic candidate for governor

Jared Henderson announced as a Democratic candidate for governor while I was out of the country and I picked up a telephone my first day back to sound him out on questions raised in the press coverage of the 39-year-old Springdale native and former leader of the Teach for America program in Arkansas.

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Jared Henderson to run as Democratic candidate for Governor

Arkansas Democrats received an early Christmas present.

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A Democrat Enters The 2018 Arkansas Governor's Race

Jared Henderson was the executive director of Teach for America’s Arkansas division from 2013 to 2017 and is centering his campaign in part on “making teachers one of the most important professions in the state.”

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Democrat announces 2018 Arkansas governor bid

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former head of a nonprofit group that recruits teachers to work in low-income areas said Tuesday he’s running against Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas next year.

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KASU - A Democrat Enters The 2018 Arkansas Governor's Race

A Democrat has announced intent to run for the governor’s office in 2018. Jared Henderson was the executive director of Teach for America’s Arkansas division from 2013 to 2017 and is centering his campaign in part on “making teachers one of the most important professions in the state.” The 39-year old Arkansas native declared Tuesday he’s seeking his party’s nomination.

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Ex-nonprofit executive to run for Arkansas governor as Democrat

Jared Henderson of Little Rock, the former executive director for the nonprofit Teach for America group in Arkansas, announced Tuesday that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor next year.

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Jared Henderson Announces Candidacy for Governor of Arkansas

Jared Henderson today announced his candidacy for Governor of Arkansas.

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The Moment Has Come

Opinion - John Brummett I'd like to take this opportunity, then, to make a "hard launch" of the vital new era of the Arkansas Democratic Party that I believe Henderson's candidacy will represent.

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Democrat Jared Henderson announces 2018 Arkansas governor bid

LITTLE ROCK — The former head of a nonprofit group that recruits teachers to work in low-income areas said Tuesday he’s running against Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas next year, the first Democrat to announce an uphill bid for the solidly red state’s top office.

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Seattle Times - Democrat announces 2018 Arkansas governor bid

Originally published December 12, 2017 at 7:28 am Updated December 12, 2017 at 8:47 am LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The former head of a nonprofit group that recruits teachers to work in low-income areas said Tuesday he’s running against Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas next year, the first Democrat to announce an uphill bid for the solidly red state’s top office.

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THV 11 - Democrat announces 2018 Arkansas governor bid

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The former head of an education nonprofit says he's running against Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson in Arkansas next year, marking the first Democrat to announce a bid for the solidly red state's top office.

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