2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas

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2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas

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All 4 Arkansas seats to the United States House of Representatives
Turnout49.85%
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Republican Democratic Libertarian
Last election 4 0 0
Seats won 4 0 0
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 556,339 312,978 19,625
Percentage 62.56% 35.19% 2.21%
Swing Decrease8.60% Increase24.77% Decrease16.18%

The 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, to elect the four U.S. Representatives from the U.S. state of Arkansas; one from each of the state's four congressional districts. Primaries were held on May 22, 2018. The elections and primaries coincided with the elections and primaries of other federal and state offices. Polls were open from 7:30 AM to 7:30 PM CST.[1]

Overview[edit]

Popular vote
Republican
62.56%
Democratic
35.19%
Libertarian
2.21%
Other
0.04%
House seats
Republican
100%
Democratic
0%

District[edit]

Results of the 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Arkansas by district:[2]

District Republican Democratic Others Total Result
Votes % Votes % Votes % Votes %
District 1 138,757 68.95% 57,907 28.77% 4,581 2.28% 201,245 100% Republican Hold
District 2 132,125 52.13% 116,135 45.82% 5,193 2.05% 253,453 100% Republican Hold
District 3 148,717 64.78% 74,952 32.65% 6,039 2.57% 229,568 100% Republican Hold
District 4 136,740 66.74% 63,984 31.23% 4,168 2.03% 204,892 100% Republican Hold
Total 556,339 62.56% 312,978 35.19% 19,981 2.25% 889,298 100%

District 1[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Rick Crawford, who has represented the district since 2011. Crawford was re-elected with 76% of the vote in 2016. The Democratic nominee is Chintan Desai, a project manager for KIPP.

Democratic primary[edit]

Republican primary[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Dates
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Rick
Crawford (R)
Chintan
Desai (D)
Elvis
Presley (L)
Undecided
Hendrix College September 5–7, 2018 422 ± 4.7% 57% 22% 3% 18%

Results[edit]

Arkansas' 1st congressional district, 2018[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rick Crawford (incumbent) 138,757 68.95%
Democratic Chintan Desai 57,907 28.77%
Libertarian Elvis Presley 4,581 2.28%
Total votes 201,245 100%
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

The incumbent is Republican French Hill, who has represented the district since 2015. He was re-elected with 58% of the vote in 2016. The Democratic nominee is Clarke Tucker, a state representative.

Arkansas's 2nd district has been included on the initial list of Republican held seats being targeted by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2018.[6]

Democratic primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Democratic primary results, Arkansas 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clarke Tucker 23,325 57.82%
Democratic Gwen Combs 8,188 20.30%
Democratic Paul Spencer 5,063 12.55%
Democratic Johnathan Dunkley 3,768 9.34%
Total votes 40,344 100%

Republican primary[edit]

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
French
Hill (R)
Clarke
Tucker (D)
Joe
Swafford (L)
Undecided
Hendrix College October 17–18, 2018 590 ± 4.0% 51% 40% 2% 7%
Hendrix College September 5–7, 2018 428 ± 4.7% 50% 40% 2% 8%
Public Policy Polling (D) April 16–17, 2018 610 ± 4.0% 47% 42% 11%

Results[edit]

Arkansas' 2nd congressional district, 2018[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican French Hill (incumbent) 132,125 52.13%
Democratic Clarke Tucker 116,135 45.82%
Libertarian Joe Swafford 5,193 2.05%
Total votes 253,453 100%
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Steve Womack, who has represented the district since 2011. He was re-elected with 77% of the vote in 2016. The Democratic nominee is Joshua Mahony from Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Libertarian candidate is Michael Kalagias, a retired teacher and volunteer firefighter from Rogers, Arkansas.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Joshua Mahony, president of the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund and former chairman of the Fayetteville Airport Commission.[13]

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results, Arkansas 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Womack (incumbent) 47,757 84.17%
Republican Robb Ryerse 8,988 15.84%
Total votes 56,745 100%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Dates
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Steve
Womack (R)
Josh
Mahony (D)
Michael
Kalagias (L)
Undecided
Hendrix College September 5–7, 2018 428 ± 4.7% 53% 31% 5% 11%

Results[edit]

Arkansas' 3rd congressional district, 2018[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Womack (incumbent) 148,717 64.74%
Democratic Joshua Mahony 74,952 32.63%
Libertarian Michael Kalagias 5,899 2.57%
Write-in 140 0.06%
Total votes 229,708 100%
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

The incumbent is Republican Bruce Westerman, who has represented the district since 2015. He was re-elected with 75% of the vote in 2016. The Democratic nominee is Hayden Shamel, a teacher from Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Democratic primary[edit]

  • Hayden Shamel, Teacher[16]

Republican primary[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Republican primary results, Arkansas 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce Westerman (incumbent) 40,201 79.84%
Republican Randy Caldwell 10,151 20.16%
Total votes 50,352 100%

General election[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Dates
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Bruce
Westerman (R)
Hayden
Shamel (D)
Tom
Canada (L)
Undecided
Hendrix College September 5–7, 2018 423 ± 4.7% 54% 24% 5% 17%

Results[edit]

Arkansas' 4th congressional district, 2018[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bruce Westerman (incumbent) 136,740 66.74%
Democratic Hayden Shamel 63,984 31.23%
Libertarian Tom Canada 3,952 1.93%
Write-in 216 0.11%
Total votes 204,892 100%
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Arkansas Code: Title 7, Chapter 5, Subchapter 3; § 7-5-304 - Opening and closing polls -- Time". Justia; US law. Archived from the original on 2018-03-09. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  2. ^ Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "Chintan Desai Announces Race for AR 1st District Congress Seat". ARKANSASMATTERS. 2017-11-17. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  4. ^ (PDF) http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/053/201612129040605053/201612129040605053.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ a b c d "2018 Arkansas general election results". Arkansas Secretary of State. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  6. ^ Cheney, Kyle (January 30, 2017). "Amid Democratic doldrums, DCCC identifies 2018 targets". Politico. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  7. ^ (PDF) http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/439/201707289069846439/201707289069846439.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  8. ^ Brantley, Max. "A 4th Democratic candidate for 2nd District Congress". Arkansas Times. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  9. ^ Digital Team, THV11 (July 13, 2017). "Paul Spencer officially announces campaign to challenge Rep. French Hill=[THV11]]". Retrieved July 13, 2017.
  10. ^ Brantley, Max. "Rep. Clarke Tucker announces race for French Hill's 2nd District congressional seat". Arkansas Times. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  11. ^ a b c "2018 Arkansas primary election results". Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  12. ^ (PDF) http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/834/201701319042270834/201701319042270834.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ DeMillo, Andrew (May 8, 2017). "Arkansas Scholarship Fund Head Says He'll Run for Congress". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  14. ^ Jilani, Zaid (May 19, 2017). "MEET THE PASTOR RUNNING AS A PROGRESSIVE REPUBLICAN TO GET BIG MONEY OUT OF POLITICS". The Intercept. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
  15. ^ (PDF) http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/850/201612089037736850/201612089037736850.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ (PDF) http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/799/201710269076678799/201710269076678799.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ "Forms lacking for 2 Arkansas congressional candidates, FEC says". NWADG.com. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  18. ^ (PDF) http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/473/201701319042242473/201701319042242473.pdf. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites for first district candidates
Official campaign websites for second district candidates
Official campaign websites for third district candidates
Official campaign websites for fourth district candidates