Over the last couple weeks President Trump & the Republican Congress passed one of the most significant pieces of legislation of our lifetimes. The GOP Tax Cuts & Jobs act will allow our businesses to be more competitive & our families to bring home more money to buy that bigger house, better education, or simply save for their future. Many people are angry about this still simply because of the hyper-partisanship & divisiveness that plagues our country nowadays.
However- this time of year we are reminded of the things that truly unite us all & leave behind the worldly concerns that create division. We all come together to celebrate the birth of the Savior of all...
The New York Times and Washington Post reported last Thursday of possibly appointing AR-Senator Tom Cotton to CIA Director. The tentative plan calls for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to be ousted and replaced by CIA Director Mike Pompeo, with Cotton filling Pompeo's vacancy, the newspapers reported.
So what would happen to our Senate seat if this appointment does happen?
First, in order to serve, Cotton would need to be nominated by Trump and confirmed by the Senate, where Republicans hold 52 of 100 seats.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, would appoint a replacement to serve until the voters chose Cotton's successor in the next general election.
Republicans have an almost-supermajority in the Legislature and are looking to next November with positivity. We have several seats to flip and Doyle Webb, chairman of the RPA said in an interview with Arkansas Online that the part is looking at some seats in northwest Arkansas as well as some seats down south.
Here are some key things to note and watch for over the coming months:
Republicans are looking to take control of a majority of county-level seats. Democrats still hold more than half of those offices.
As of late last week, two Republicans, Wade Andrews of Camden and Ricky Lattimore of McGehee, had announced plans to run for Democratic-held seats in the Legislature.