Henderson barnstorms Newton County

About 40 or so people turned out to meet and greet Jared Henderson Tuesday night, Aug. 21, at Bradley Park, a stop on the Democratic candidate for governor's barnstorming tour of the state. Earlier that evening he attended an event in Boone County.

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Jared Henderson slams Asa's tax cut for rich

Jared Henderson has sharply criticized Gov. Asa Hutchinson's idea for a state income tax cut because of its disproportionate benefit to high-income people.

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Henderson Releases Bold Teacher Plan

LITTLE ROCK-Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jared Henderson was joined by education leaders and state legislators as he releases his plan to make Arkansas the best place in the country to be a public school teacher.

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It's simple: Democrats support a higher wage for working poor, Republicans don't

It's easy to summarize reporting on political reaction to certification of a ballot issue to raise the minimum wage — Democratic candidates support it, Republican candidates don't.

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Dems to barnstorm county

The Democratic Party of Arkansas's Barnstorm tour will be in Newton County from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 21, at Bradley Park.

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KAIT, Talk Business & Politics to host Governor’s debate

KAIT and Talk Business & Politics will host a gubernatorial debate on Sept. 10 that will feature Democratic nominee Jared Henderson and Libertarian nominee Mark West. Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark., was invited to participate in the debate, but declined the invitation.

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Jared Henderson optimistic of state, country’s future

The fate of the state of Arkansas and the United States of America was addressed during Jared Henderson’s address.

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5NEWS, Talk Business & Politics To Host Governor’s Debate

5NEWS and Talk Business & Politics (TB&P) will host a gubernatorial debate Sept. 10 that will feature Democratic nominee Jared Henderson and Libertarian nominee Mark West.

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KATV, Talk Business & Politics to host governor, Congressional forums

KATV and Talk Business & Politics will host separate gubernatorial and Congressional forums in September, but Republican incumbents have chosen not to participate.

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Candidates for governor in forum tonight

The candidates for governor are scheduled to appear at a 90-minute forum at 6:30 p.m. today at New Hope Baptist Church, 1821 Edmonds Street, North Little Rock.

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Governor Candidate Forum Addresses Cost of Health Care

NORTH LITTLE ROCK -- Monday evening, voters heard from all three candidates for governor.

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Teacher pay an issue for districts

How much a public school teacher earns in Northwest Arkansas depends largely on where she works.

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Getting it straight

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson is proposing a 10-year plan to boost teacher salaries that would start in the 2019-20 school year. An article in Friday's editions incorrectly reported the first school year in which the plan would become effective.

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Jared Henderson Calls for Teacher Salary Increase

LITTLE ROCK — The Democratic nominee for governor of Arkansas said he plans to raise minimum pay for teachers by an initial 10 percent with the ultimate goal of making Arkansas teachers the highest paid in the nation.

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Political Notes: Henderson to attend Fort Smith Barnstorm

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson will appear at a Fort Smith Barnstorm from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the East Room at Harry E. Kelley River Park, 121 Riverfront Drive.

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Jared Henderson proposes plan to make Arkansas 'best state for public school teachers'

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson announced Thursday his plan to "make Arkansas the best place in the country to be a public school teacher."

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Teacher pay, teen pregnancy are topics Henderson wants to address as governor

Lowering the state’s teen pregnancy rates and raising the pay for teachers would be among Democrat Jared Henderson’s goals if elected governor he said Friday at the NEA Political Animals meeting in Jonesboro.

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Gubernatorial candidates set for forum in North Little Rock

The Arkansas Out of School Network says all three candidates for governor have confirmed they'll participate in a public forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 13, at New Hope Baptist Church, 1821 Edmonds Street, North Little Rock.

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Jackson County Democratic Committee Holds monthly meeting

The Jackson County Democratic Committee held its monthly meeting on July 24th at China Star Restaurant. Those present include Jared Henderson, Democratic candidate for governor, Sheriff David Lucas, Karen Cathey, Pam Cawthorn, David Howard, Clerk Melanie Clark, Judge Jeff Phillips, Tax Collector Kelly Walker. Stay tuned the Independent for the August meeting announcement.

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Challenger in Arkansas governor's race urges more probation, parole officers

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson on Monday said that Arkansas can afford more probation and parole officers, adding that "a longer explanation is certainly warranted" from Gov. Asa Hutchinson over last week's firing of the state's community correction director.

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Clubs’ corner

Democratic Club of Hot Springs Village Quarterly meeting will be Friday, July 27, at Coronado Center. Social hour is 3-4 p.m., meeting starts at 4, with Democratic candidates Jared Henderson (governor), Susan Inman (secretary of state), Larry Williams (land commissioner), and Kevin Rogers (House District 22) scheduled to speak.

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Democratic candidate raps new Medicaid signup rules

Jared Henderson, the Democratic candidate for governor, has rapped Gov. Asa Hutchinson's administration for going to an Internet-only procedure for verifying eligibility for expanded Medicaid coverage under new work requirements.

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Arkansas gubernatorial candidates square off in first debate in Eureka Springs

EUREKA SPRINGS (KATV) — Three men looking to be the next governor of Arkansas took turns responding to questions in their first debate of the election season on Friday.

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Capitol View: First Gubernatorial Debate

EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -- This week, Capitol View takes a road trip to northern Arkansas as we highlight the first gubernatorial debate ahead of November's election.

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Candidates for Arkansas governor face off in debate

The three candidates for governor of Arkansas took part in a debate in Eureka Springs Friday.

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Arkansas Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R- Arkansas), Jared Henderson (D-Gubernatorial Candidate) and Mark West (L-Gubernatorial Candidate) met in Eureka Springs Friday for the first gubernatorial debate, hosted by the Arkansas Press Association.

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Op-Ed: Prioritizing Opportunity

by Jared Henderson My life has been blessed with many opportunities. I was born in Little Rock and at four days old was adopted into a family ready to take on parenthood.

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Democratic Candidates Visit With Voters

BELLA VISTA (KFSM) -- Democratic candidates for state and U.S. seats visited with voters Sunday (June 24) at a barbecue.

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Arkansas governor, rival talk up ethics proposals

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson on Monday added two proposals to his list of suggestions for changing state ethics laws, three days after Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced his proposals in the wake of more allegations of misconduct.

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Arkansas Democratic Nominee For Governor Jared Henderson Proposal To Combat Corruption In State Government

LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — Democratic nominee for governor Jared Henderson released a ethics proposal to combat corruption in state government following the news that a former Arkansas lobbyist has plead guilty in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving current and former Arkansas lawmakers.

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Democratic candidate calls for tougher ethics laws UDPATE

Jared Henderson, the Democratic candidate for governor, issued a call today for ethics reform in light of recent disclosures about corruption n Arkansas government. UPDATE: Gov. Asa Hutchinson's campaign has responded.

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Democrat Henderson Backs Minimum Wage Raise, Gov. Hutchinson Mum, Libertarian West A No

Democratic gubernatorial challenger Jared Henderson tells KUAR he is in favor of an initiative to raise Arkansas's minimum wage to $11 an hour. Gov. Asa Hutchinson has yet to comment and Libertarian Mark West opposes the ballot measure, as well as the concept of a minimum wage.

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LR Residents Gather for Immigration Vigil at MacArthur Park

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Amid an intense debate over immigration police nationwide, several people here in Central Arkansas gathered tonight in support of immigrants and families being separated at the border.

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Governor takes GOP contest; Henderson gets nod for Democrats’ nomination

Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Jared Henderson each won his party's gubernatorial nomination Tuesday and will face each other in the Nov.

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Hutchinson, Henderson get nods for governor race

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, will square off against Democrat Jared Henderson in November after Tuesday’s primaries decided both men’s fate on the fall ticket. Libertarian Mark West of Batesville also will be on the general election ballot in November.

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AP: Dem. Governor Nomination Goes To Jared Henderson

ARKANSAS (AP) -- Jared Henderson gets the Democratic nomination for Governor defeating Leticia Sanders

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KATV: Jared Henderson wins Democratic nod for Governor

According to Little Rock television station KATV, Jared Henderson has defeated fellow Democrat Leticia Sanders for the Democratic nomination for Governor.

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Jared Henderson brings campaign for Governor to SW Arkansas

TEXARKANA, AR - One of the candidates running for the Democratic nomination for Arkansas Govenor made stops in the area this weekend.

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Democratic Candidate For Governor In Monticello

Jared Henderson, Democratic candidate for Governor was in attendance Monday evening in Monticello, visiting with Drew County and Bradley County Democrats and supporters.

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Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Take Part In First Debate

Democratic candidates for Arkansas Governor, Leticia Sanders and Jared Henderson, met for a one-on-one debate with each other on Wednesday (May 9) at the KATV studios on downtown Little Rock.

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Arkansas governor hopefuls weigh in on hog farm, Plant Board, taxes, teacher pay, more

Democratic gubernatorial candidates Jared Henderson of Little Rock and Leticia Sanders of Maumelle debated Wednesday night for an hour at the KATV-TV station.

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Democratic candidate for governor Jared Henderson goes optimistic in first campaign ad

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson released his first campaign ad of the season this morning in advance of the May 22 primary election.

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KATV and Talk Business & Politics hosts democratic debate for governor ahead of primary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — Two democratic candidates from two different backgrounds seeking one thing, votes from Arkansans on May 22nd.

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Democratic candidates for AR governor to debate Wednesday

The two Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Arkansas agreed to a televised debate this week in Little Rock.

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Democratic candidates for Arkansas governor agree to debate

LITTLE ROCK (Talk Business & Politics) — The two Democratic candidates for Arkansas governor, Jared Henderson and Leticia Sanders, have agreed to a debate on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the studios of KATV Channel 7 News.

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Jared Henderson expresses support for earned income tax credit (EITC)

Abby Anderson, communications director for Democratic candidate for governor Jared Henderson, got in touch to make clear that Henderson "strongly supports...consideration for creating a state earned income tax credit, acknowledging the targeted benefits it would yield for Arkansas families." That conversation, however, should happen entirely separately from the grocery tax, she said. In Henderson's view, the idea of raising the grocery tax shouldn't be on the table at all.

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Hutchinson hails debate over Arkansas' grocery tax; challenger opposes talk of rise

The possibility of increasing the state's sales tax on groceries has drawn opposition from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson, who said Tuesday that he would never go for such a change if elected.

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Democratic candidate for governor visits Texarkana

As an Arkansas gubernatorial candidate running in the state's May 22 Democratic Primary, Little Rock resident Jared Henderson dropped by Texarkana on Sunday armed with two reasons for entering the race.

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Democratic candidate running for governor of Arkansas visits Boone County

HARRISON, Ark. - Jared Henderson, of Little Rock, is the former executive director for Teach for America’s Arkansas region running as a Democratic candidate for Arkansas governor. He was invited to do a meet and greet Monday night in Harrison by the Boone County Democrats.

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Political picnic, rally set Saturday

Crawford County Democratic Party will host a political picnic and rally Saturday at the Rudy City Park and they invite the public to come meet the candidates.

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Democratic candidate for governor to visit area

Jared Henderson, a Democratic candidate for Arkansas governor, is scheduled to campaign in Texarkana, Ark., later this month in a meet and greet sponsored by the Miller County Democrats.

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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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